USA Today article USA TODAY USMNT star Abby Wambach has become the first player to win a World Cup in the women’s game.
She has scored in every match, tying a record set by Abby Wilsons sister, Julie, in 2012.
Wambaches first goal was a goal against Japan on Tuesday, a 4-1 victory.
The USA are the defending champions of the tournament and are looking to repeat as champions.
Wambach said on Tuesday she was thrilled for her team, but it was more so the fact that they had a shot at winning the tournament.
The USMons team was supposed to compete in the quarterfinals, but that game was called off.
That meant the game was postponed until Saturday, which is the World Cup opening match.
Warm weather delayed the match, but Wambache scored again.
The goal came just seconds after Japan’s Kana Takahashi scored.
The game was tied 2-2, with Japan taking a 3-2 lead in the first half.
In the second half, Japan was able to take a 2-1 lead, thanks to Wambacha’s goal, and the USMon won the game 2-0.
The win puts the US into the quarterfinal.
They play against Mexico on Friday.USA soccer has won three of the last four World Cups.
It is one of just three teams to win the tournament in the same year.
It was also the first time the US defeated the defending champion Japan, which beat the US 3-1 in 2014.
Wes Bergmann/Associated PressPlayers from both teams are expected to take the field for the first game on Thursday, while the other two are set to start their games in two weeks.