Abby Wambach had a very busy Monday in New York promoting Fox Sports’ “Rise as One” documentary series that premiers Tuesday, and she talked plenty about the United States women’s national team’s recent struggles.
Wambach’s time with SI Now was probably the best of the bunch on a day featuring several of the same questions and topics. Wambach told host Maggie Gray that the high expectations on the U.S. women are not unrealistic because she expects the same from her and her teammates, and the United States’ recent form is not good enough:
This all comes after the U.S. women’s team’s two-year, 43-game unbeaten streak was snapped at the Algarve Cup, where they tied Japan, lost to Sweden, lost to Denmark and then beat North Korea for 7th place.
Wambach also said in her Fox Sports 1 interview that Sarah Huffman, who she married last fall, won’t play for the Western New York Flash this season, as first reported by The Equalizer earlier this month.
Oh, and turf is still an issue. Wambach: “We tried to take a stand a couple months back, but it wasn’t really heard or received that well by FIFA.”
We’ll have more on that soon.
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