Serving the penalty
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].”