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We Hereby Nominate Abby Wambach For U.S. Ambassador Of Headers And Beautiful Goals

The U.S. women's national team advanced to the World Cup final today with a 3-1 win over France. Les Bleues tied it up early in the second half, and looked more energized and aggressive than the Americans, up until Pia Sundhage subbed in Megan Rapinoe (a proven tactic by now) and until Abby Wambach got airborne once again.

Lauren Cheney delivered this beautiful corner for Wambach in the 78th minute, placing it in just the spot where only the 5'11" striker could find it — even at a dead sprint from the penalty box — and Alex Morgan added a breakaway goal of her own just about four minutes later. But nothing in this game topped Wambach's third goal of the tournament, 67 percent of which have been scored by her head, and we'd now like to make our nomination for her ambassadorship official. We hope you'll join the cause.

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