If there's one thing that Abby Wambach is known for these days, it's using her head.
This summer, the star striker of the U.S. Women's National Team captured America's attention by heading home a stunner in the final seconds of a World Cup quarterfinal against Brazil. The goal leveled the score and forced a penalty shootout, eventually won by the Americans.
Two months following the conclusion of that World Cup, in which the USA fell to Japan in a dramatic Final, Wambach showed that she still is the air traffic controller of the women's game, with her most recent aerial tally coming against Canada on Thursday night during an exhibition match.
In a great display of athleticism, Wambach powered home a beautiful cross that was lofted in from a tight angle near the end line by Kelley O'Hara. A Canadian defender appeared to be in good position to clear, but Wambach showed great determination in diving behind her to get her head on the ball and knock it into the net.
“You want to finish every season off on a positive note," Wambach said after the match. "We didn’t get the World Cup back but this tour gave us something to celebrate. The way we played and scored gave Portland something to cheer about.”
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