Wambach scores 3 goals as USA begins Women's World Cup qualifying with 5-0 victory over Haiti
The United States began its stroll through the group stage of Women's World Cup qualifying with a 5-0 victory over Haiti. Washington Freedom striker Abby Wambach scored three times for the Americans, who will face Guatemala (0-1) tomorrow night in Cancun. With her sixth career hat trick, Wambach improved her international scoring total to 112. The other group begins play tonight with favorites Canada and Mexico facing Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana, respectively.
After the match, the U.S. players visited the Haitians in their locker room to pass on the cleats, clothes, additional soccer gear and comfort items they had brought with them from the United States. Wambach spoke briefly to the Haitians, praising their fighting spirit during the match and explaining the motivation for the gifts. She said that the U.S. players wanted to show their support for all that the Haitian players are going through in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake and expressed the hope that they would take the few gifts and go back with a smile on their faces as they help rebuild their country.
| October 29, 2010; 9:00 AM ET
Categories: CONCACAF, Women | Tags: women's soccer
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