September 23, 2011
Abby Wambach scored the first two goals and Alex Morgan got the 3rd goal late as the US defeated Canada 3-0 last night in Portland.
The two goals were numbers 124 and 125 in Wambach's USWNT career and now puts her only 5 goals behind Kristine Lilly for second in the USWNT all-time scoring list.
Next up for the US is a November 19th match in Phoenix against Sweden.
News & Notes:
- If Canada is closing the gap with the US, it didn't show last night.
- The Richmond Kickers have re-signed three of their defenders for 2012.
- No Short Corners has the latest in the Bob Bradley to Egypt story.
- Marcus Hahnemann is headed to Everton to back up Tim Howard.
- Rise & Shine - The Jay DeMerit Story is set for a theatrical release later in 2011.
- The Free Beer Movement has another "Why American Soccer?" piece up.
- JF Torres is on the shelf for 4 to 5 months after foot surgery to repair a broken bone.
- Michael Bradley made his Chievo debut mid-week.
- The USA 10 Kit wonders when the Development Academy will make Bradenton obsolete.
- Rafa Marquez may be the worst teammate in the history of MLS. And here is what Herculez Gomez thinks of Rafa's statement.... UPDATE: Marquez has been suspended by the Red Bulls for tomorrow's game due to his comments.
- The Free Beer Movement has the most memorable soccer commercials of all time.
- Maxwell Griffin is looking to make an impact in San Jose after his solid season in the USL PRO League with Orlando City.
- The San Jose Earthquakes are giving away old school jerseys to people that re-up as season ticket holders.
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