Serv­ing the penalty

Los Angeles Times - - SPORTS -

Abby Wam­bach, the lead­ing scorer in the history of in­ter­na­tional soc­cer with 183 goals, badly shanked the penalty kick that re­sulted from Perez’s foul, push­ing it sev­eral feet to the left of the net. So when the U. S. was awarded another penalty 19 min­utes later, midfielder Carli Lloyd took the shot — and buried it.

“That call came from the bench,” U. S. Coach Jill El­lis said.

“That’s my pun­ish­ment,” Wam­bach said. “I don’t get to [ take penal­ties].”

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