Posted on August 18, 2011
BOCA RATON, Fla. — MagicJack player-coach Abby Wambach came through big time for her team on Wednesday night, scoring twice to the club to a 3-1 victory over the Boston Breakers in the opening round of the Women’s Professional Soccer playoffs at FAI Soccer Stadium.
In fact, Wambach did it on and off the field for magicJack.
MagicJack will play against the Philadelphia Indepedence at PPL Park in Chester, Pa. on Saturday.
“It’s a good team, a dangerous team,” Breakers coach Tony Dicicco told the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel “And with Abby Wambach playing as well as she is, they’re incredibly dangerous. . . . Abby Wambach is playing her best soccer, probably in a year.”
Wambach struck in the sixth minute, but Keelin Winter equalized for the visitors in the 31st minute before a crowd of 2,057.
“It’s not something we are going to freak out about,” Wambach was quoted by the Sun-Sentinel. “We knew we were going to get more chances, we knew we were going to stick a couple in the back of the net. It was just a matter of not letting them get anything.”
Wambach converted a penalty kick for the game-winner in the 57th minute after Amy LePeilbet took down Sarah Huffman in the penalty area. The U.S. international beat goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher, who had kept the Breakers in the match with five saves.
Megan Rapinoe gave the hosts some breathing room in the 62nd minute. Christen Press, the WPS rookie of the year, ran onto a through ball by Sophie Schmidt and set up Rapinoe, who volleyed it home.
Abby Wambach struck twice for magicJack in its 3-1 win over the Boston Breakers. Scott Bales/YCJ
Categories: North America, U.S.A., Women
Tags: Abby Wambach, Boston Breakers, magicJack, Megan Rapinoe, Philadelphia Independence, Women's Professional Soccer