No decent angle of it, but here’s Abby Wambach getting punched in the face
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There is no “sucker punch” here. The two opponents collide, that’s all. The American girl should get an Oscar for that performance! I am happy the U.S. won, but let’s not make a mountain out of a molehill with all the whining~
Cherie-you are blind as a bat!
I agree. That was a sucker punch.
Lets take a closer look, Cherie…the Columbian comes up from behind and there is no ball, so there is no need for a collision; it is the far shoulder (right) that comes all the way across the Columbian’s body; the hand is for some reason at Wombach’s eye level. Pretty obvious.
Ya, but the Columbian appears to be HYPER HOT!!!
I have to agree 100% with Mark, this was a sucker punch no two ways about it, ban the player. I’ll add to this: Abby has a good 20lbs on Lady, and about 3-4 inches in height. She whacked her good and you can see that’s not acting. Her head went bobbing. Nice, now everyone in the world knows Lady is a dirty player. And Abby got the best type of revenge.
Watch the foot placement, using her body to power the punch, she plants her right leg, twists her body in mid-air to use force behind the swing and comes down on her right leg. And of course she lies about it BUT then tacitly admits to it when she justifies what she says she didn’t do. and Cherie has a vendetta so it is really irrelevant what she thinks.
@Mike: you’ve got the mentality of a macho jackass.
It’s true, the Colombian hit her. However, there is more to this than meets the eye (so to speak). If you LOOK closely, you’ll see that Wambach changes course and cuts off the Colombian, causing the collision, and at the same time, Wambach is pushing the Colombian away with her right arm. Doesn’t change the fact that she was sucker-punched, but does perhaps mitigate the circumstances just a LITTLE BIT. Not much, but it’s interesting no one seems to want to point this out…
@jones isn’t cutting a player off a part of the game aas long as it’s not a trip. using your arm to create space, no foul as long as there’s no push off. She got away with it because the ball wasn’t close enough for the ref’s to be paying attention. It’s a sad bit of poor sportsmanship.
@jones – you dont know what mitigate means, do you?
@jonesbp – what I see is Wombach pushing away her opponent as a REACTION to getting a fist in her face. What would YOUR reaction be?
jonesbp…that’s not entirely accurate. Any athlete running down a field or court in their sport will change course to try and keep an opponent from getting a better course. This is a physical sport and so are many others. And it’s expected. In this case, the Columbian player obviously was running at Abby with an obvious intent to try and push her. Not part of physical play, but to hurt her. Dirty play. She loaded up to push and threw an ugly, not-so-graceful upper cut that still did damage.
brilliant gamesmanship by wambach. and no sean you cant impede the progress of another player off the ball, wambach was guilty of obstruction plus her arm went up and shoved before impact. she knew exactly what she was doing and who on the opposing team was dumb enouhg to bite.
sam is right…why would her arm go flying up to meet her face !
Cherie isn’t blind: she’s stupid. That makes her more dangerous.
Running up from behind someone and hitting them in the face with a fist is not ‘colliding’. That’s the most ignorant thing I’ve heard.
You are really ignorant.
lol. luv ur “name” and oh yeah Cherie is – big time.
Oh, yeah, just a collision. that’s how only Abby’s eye started swelling immediately and the other chick didn’t fall down at all. Her arm just collided with abby’s face.
Cherie, WTF are you looking at? “Lady” pulls the biggest sucker punch I have ever seen. Just like she is no “lady” I bet you have no cherry.
Haha… Love your comment! <3
LOL!! Your comment is hysterical. Made me laugh. Thanks.
What a pathetic old time 1950s vulgar comment.
i think cherie is “Lady’s” lover..
Cherie, you can clearly see the thrown punch. Evidently you’re as blind as the officials for that game. As for issuing a yellow or red card to Wambach, what basis is there? Cherie, you should really get your vision checked.
Kudos to Wambach for not retaliating with a punch of her own. Success is always the best revenge.
Clearly Wambach gets hit in the face, but if you view the other photo Wambach is doing her own pushing. You have to wonder if the sucker punch was in response to the pushing or vice versa, and also what other illegal/unsportsmanlike conduct was going on.
The push comes after the punch. Pretty clear to me.
i wear a US jersey have played over 45 years some of that at the professional level and yes wambach should have gotten a yellow for an obstruction and then the arm going up clearly before the punch is thrown. which is why a defender 4 inches shorter got her arm over it to pound wambach so effectively which is clearly a red card. if you cant stay inpartial then stay out of the discussion. i curently wear a US Army uniform so its easy to see where my loyalties lay, that being said.
Yellow Card US
Red Card Colombia
Cherie go spread your drug cartel loving mouth somewhere else. The drugs have clearly messed up your brain.
When someone draws their arm back in full force into someone’s face its called ‘Coward’.
Ok, yes, that was definitely a sucker punch. It was low and completely uncalled for. But enough with the Colombia bashing. Drug comments, really? Yawn. It’s cliché and frankly it’s a bit offensive as well as inaccurate of the country as a whole. Granted that’s all the news we ever hear in the States, but anyone who knows anything about Colombia beyond that will tell you that Colombians, on average, are some of the warmest and friendliest people on the planet. There are jerks everywhere and, clearly, this player is one of them. But please don’t be rude.
At the start of the tournament Colombia was the only other team (2nd after the US, of course) that I was actively rooting for, but now, I’ll no longer be cheering for them. I don’t support bad sportsmanship.
And everyone please take note: it’s spelled COLOMBIA. ColOmbia, not “Columbia”. If you don’t even know the correct spelling of a country’s name, then I think it’s fair to say that you probably don’t have a lot of accurate and/or firsthand knowledge of said nation.
Really thats all we hear? have you heard Def? PO PO? Drugs are not just passe, it a multi billion dollar industrie as any good Latin American is taught…………
BillyBob makes a good point, people are ignorant.
Sorry you tried Emily.
Drugs will continue to be a multi-billion dollar industry as long as Americans keep up the multi-billion dollar demand. Stick to Call of Duty, “combat”boob..
Oh, of course it was a sucker-punch.
Emily: It can be spelled wither way. Colombia is traditionally used by Hispanics.
Gabe, you are incorrect. It cannot be spelled either way and Colombia is not just a name “traditionally used by Hispanics”, it’s the name traditionally used by everyone. I have never ever seen “Columbia” used in any capacity except by people who are mis-spelling it in error.
No, we hear other news about Columbia in the States. Besides it’s drug trade, we also hear a lot about it’s other multi-million dollar industries: deforestation and human trafficking. But you’re right, it’s not indicative of the country as a whole. Just like guns, porn, and being overweight isn’t indicative of America as a whole, despite our very best attempts to make it appear so.
Emily, why are you clouding the issue here with a spelling bee, drugs that make cartels billions and the Colombian nation as a factor in this un-sportsman like behavior ?? On the field, at that monent nothing more than a sucker punch was delivered to a players face !! It does not matter what country they are from, skin color, or economic status in pertense to its people and or culture ! ! This infraction (attack) on another player should ban her from the rest of the games, PERIOD ! !
P.S., Was my spelling correct and my comments accurate ?? How about my literature and presentation. Come on, GRADE ME all knowing teacher of what a sucker punch is !
Haha thank you patrick! Know it all’s erk me!!!! She sucker punched her which was low so she should be be benched for the rest of the games…period! Done and done! Who cares about anything else, just saying. Go USA!!!!
Patrick, you misspelled moment. The Colombian should be banned, clearly that was a sucker punch by a child that is more than likely be killed by the cartels when she gets home for being a loser. Cocaine, it’s a helluva drug.
LMAO Cherie, the Colombian sycophant/apologist/US-hater has been posting her crap all over the web.
Didn’t know you can fabricate a black eye.
this is as clear a punch as anything – she is looking directly at her face, the target of her punch, the entire time, her arm comes across her own body to strike, she even torques her hips for leverage on the punch. no question
ROLMAO! Sure, when I run down field, I too often break stride making sudden wild right arm swings before I regain my step and continue in the same direction. It’s a really pity a when peoples faces just happen to get in the way.
Cherie, seriously, get some glasses.
I liked how in the interview after the game “Lady” said it was an accident, yet then immediately started to talk about how the US was hitting and of course they (the columbians) would retaliate. Get your story straight “Lady.”
Give me a break Cherie. That’s like those dictators who say whatever they want and you’re supposed to believe it. Personally, I live in a free country and when I see something I am free to call it as I see it.
Definitely a sucker punch. Hell – she came at her from behind!
You need glasses
She ran up from behind, and collided, with a player that did not have the ball. She had to raise her hands to do the punch. CLEAR SUCKER PUNCH.
there is no way that they just “collided”, you can clearly see the columbian girl looking straight at her as shes running up behind her.
Cherie… get you head out of your southern portion of your body…absolutely a sucker punch.
Cherie, which GIF, exactly, were you watching. How could the runner in front, Wambach, collide with the runner’s hand who was behind?
Are you serious? Look at her body, she runs up behind Wambach, gets next to her, then her body rotates towards Wambach and she throws her arm and hand into her face. There’s literally no way it was an accident or them colliding, plus the idiot saw her and she didn’t have the ball, there was no reason for her to run at her to begin with, if you’re trying to get past her, there’s a wide open field, she was going for blood trying to get a cheap shot in without getting caught. Too bad for her that people aren’t as blind and stupid as you “Cherie”
you’re all blind watch with pure eyes. the colombian never changes the anlge of her run. it is wambach who swerves to her right and lifts her right arm. this is clearly impeding the progress of teh colombian. the colombian then retliates in the manor wambach was planning on. which is why she so quickly and effortlessly goes to ground.
Read law 12 page 118 FIFA laws of the game
u r blind her arm clearly draws back and punches her in the face if ur going to make a stupid observation then i wouldn’t post it on the internet.
What are you watching!? Collision?!!? Have you ever played? That was a cheap, dirty play and should be punished by FIFA or the IOC.
Not only was that a sucker punch, but Andrade tried to punch Wambach in the face AGAIN later in the game, and missed, nailing her in the neck. I’ll be checking to see what FIFA does with this piece of tape.
You are SOO Stupid! Had you watched the game on a Television set you would have seen it. I guess the Black eye she had while being interviewed was self inflicted! You’re a MORON and look at youtube.
Cherie-your either ignorant of the Sport or a Plant to set us off…either way there’s no room for you here.
Guys don’t be biased. Look at the video very carefully and slowly. The Colombian player is initially running looking at the ball which is on the other side. You might get the wrong impression that she was looking at the player. The US player intentionally collides with the Colombian player and uses the elbow. The Colombia player instantly sees her intentions and immediately starts the punching motion.
The Colombian player was swinging her arm ahead of the collision, but the is not swing she used to hit the player. The offending swing started after the collision. There is an actual pause there.
There’s a pause because it’s a gif video, not a straight up video, you moron. That was a cheap shot.
There’s a pause because it’s a gif video, not a straight up video. That was a cheap shot.
“Antonio” based on your more-than-likely Hispanic name, I’ll say that it is YOU who is biased. I think it’s you who needs to look at the video very carefully and slowly, this time possibly while also using your brain. Wambach does start to curl her running path, I’ll agree with that but pretty sure you are not restricted in soccer to running only in straight lines and intentional collisions happen all the time in soccer and are a part of the game. However, last time i checked, punching was not.
FIFA Law 12 page 118 impeding the path of another player when neither player are within playing distance of the ball is clearly a foul which is what wambach did no doubt. she knew this would piss off the colombian. lets be educated. you can’t impede someone from behind, barring the use of a rope or chain, you can zig zag all you want off the ball but not into the path of another player. this rule is void when you’re within playing distance of the ball usally considered 3 feet.
There are 65 frames in this GIF. If you look at them one at a time, several things stand out.
1 – Wambach starts out 1.5 steps ahead of the Colombian and the way her head is turned couldn’t see her unless she had eyes in the back of her head.
2 – The Colombian is looking directly towards Wambach the whole time and could easily have avoided the collision IF she had wanted to.
3 – If the Colombian were truly going for the ball, she would have gone behind Wambach and taken another route altogether.
4 – As Wambach senses the player approaching, she stick out her arm to protect herself and the space she is in – VERY standard fare for upper levels of play.
5 – The Colombian makes NO attempt to beat Wambach to the spot – she just runs her over from behind while hitting her. It would have been a foul on the Colombian even without the punch.
6 – As far as Wambach impeding, she clearly has a right from being ahead while running to claim the spot to her right if she wants it. I would be amazed if this would get called in a pro game 1 in a thousand times. Obstruction rarely gets called and certainly not for a minor infraction like this.
Antonio, you must see the same eye doctor Cherie does. The punch is quite clear if you’ll open your eyes.
You’re high! If you watch this as clearly as you stated it is clear that Wambach deviates from her path by a foot and a half. The Columbian player is not required to move. This clearly falls under the impeding rule. The point not up for debate is the punch. And by the way my father played pro as did I and he taught me a long time ago to play with your ears just as much as your eyes. Wambach new that girl was breathing down her neck and she knew the punch would be coming. This is a mirror of her lame ass commercial for Gatorade. She knew the Columbian was a hot head she knew if she blocked her out she would react. And that’s what a professional does. You play your opponent just as much mentally as you do physically.
Lady is focused on Womach’s head from the start of the footage. She sees her, she raises her arm, makes a fist and sucker punches her from behind as hard as she can.. Because she is focused on her from the start it’s clear she could have pushed off her if she wanted to. She wanted to take out the bigger girl with a cheap shot.
If she had gotten hit because of flying hands, then she would have been hit with the left hand. The Columbian player clocked her with a right-hand sucker punch after she came up from behind and with no ball in the area, she had no business even being near her. FOUL!!!!!!
Are you Columbian and blind?
Cherie, go back to Dancing with the Stars and leave the heavy lifting to the men that know a punch when they see one. Are you Colombian by any chance? Maybe a mule?
Jack Reacher. I got my eyes on you. We shall talk soon.
That’s an extremely obvious swing.
Cherie… accidental collision? Are you for real? All that room on the field -the Colombian player is watching her opponent all the way to the point of impact and than she loose control of her fist and slams it into her head and than turns and continues down field looking back to make sure she connected!! HAHAHAH accidental collision.
there was no sucker punch? darn it Cherie go get your eyes checked.
Cherie, I have played soccer all over the world and in every venue that is a red card, plain and simple. you don’t bring a closed fist up across your body and hit someone in the face when you are coming up from behind without it being intentional. You are probably better off staying off the blogs if you are so blind and foolish to think that we believe one word of what you said.
Wow, Cherie. You must be from Colombia, or be a really big fan of them. Your comment is ridiculous, and far fetched at best. It’s not “whining” if it’s true. Lack of sportsmanship and blatant physical contact like that should result in a RED CARD! This is soccer, not boxing!!
Let me see Cherie Post, by any chance are you from Columbia?
So you are from Columbia right?? WTF!!!!!! that was a complete and utter sucker punch.. no ball.. a fist to the face?!?!? Look at her reply.. oh we were getting hit, but it’s the US? Now look at Wambach.. She was professional as all get out.
Cherie must be from Columbia
Cherie Post you are blind as a bat and stupid as the ground they are onif you cannot see the right hand connect with Wanbach’s face. I guess I should demonstrate on you, or let my wife do the same and see what you have to say after you lay on the ground for a bit. I will agree after I punch you that it was a mere collision, nothing more. too much violence in the games now days. When I played, I punched back and the other player did not get up and did not try to do it again.
Cherie, it’s an intentional punch to the eye, delivered to a player who is not even looking at the defender. That’s the definition of a sucker punch. it’s so clear there is no room for discussion.
If soccer had moved itself into the 21st Century, this would be worth a suspension. Clear red card if seen.
BTW, I reffed for over 20 years at a reasonably high level.
It’s obvious that not only did she strike her directly in the face but also put a knee into the back of her hamstring. That’s a double whammy if you ask me. Such a cheater!! She deserves to be BANNED from the Olympics.
Obviously the Colombian player doesn’t understand that these are the Olyimpics and not some game played in front of the drug cartels in her homeland whom love the blood and violence.
Hey Cherie, get some glasses. That was a total sucker punch! I just hope that the American’s can find a way to get back at that Cabrona!! If it was an American who did that, I guarantee the regfs would have seen it. Either way, the IOC has a respopnsibility to throw that piece of dung out of the Olyimpics for that cheap shot
cherie also voted for Obama and believes his birth certificate is real… lol
In foot ball she would have been ejected for that as salt. be ouch! That is to funny how desperate a third world nation is… As much as I hate to say it, Go Hillary!! Will Ferrel “Acts” better than that lmao
I don’t know who Cherie Post is, but she appears to be a moron.
Maybe we should reenact that on the street Cherie. How do you feel if my right fist gets to your eye. I don’t hit like a girl. l
Cherie, you fail at the simple skill of observation
& i forget, some people like Cherie or whomever it is, intentionally say bullcrap just for the thrill of watching the reaction
@Cherie: …a clean uppercut, seemslike to me.
Seems to me that you’ve run head first into to many posts in your life. Anyone can plainly see that was a punch. Small brains like you are whats wrong with this world…..
Your full of crap Cherie; ………..it is what it is; a sucker punch; one cheatin hoe for sure…….
Are you joking? Are you blind? Have you lived in a bubble your entire life??? If the answer to these are “No”, then my general concern for the future of mankind just took another hit. if that does not look like a punch to you, then i would certainly hope you are not in a position of any significance or responsibility in either your job or life in general.
lol your retarded…she cocked her arm back and swung.
Oscar for acting – what film are you watching? And the black eye she now has, is that an act also?
Cherie, that was a sucker punch clearly. There was no reason for her hands to go to Abby’s face. Abby is running straight. Lady is all over her. All I can say is you must be a troll if you can’t see it.
This was a deliberate jumping, lunging attack by Lady Andrade. Not even the left hand was used. Look at the positions and the body reactions to launch the attack, and post attack. Cherie, you need special glasses!
If there was intent to get in a better defensive position then the Colombian would’ve used her left shoulder and arm to get ahead of the American player. That is not exactly what happened, was it?
Come where I am Cherie and let me demonstrate on you how it went down. Call it what it is, a punch without any remorse.
the hit was intentional. the columbian player should have avoided the collision since she was the trailing player. you can see how she ‘bumped’ into the american player from the backside.
and if you look at how she cocked her arm, she really threw a to punch.
i played the soccer in school competitions for 3 years and took up boxing so i know what i’m talking about.
talk about cheap shots, this is on top of the list.
DOES ANYONE ACTUALLY UNDERSTAND THE CONCEPT OF IMPEDING. YOU CANT IMPEDE SOMEONE FROM BEHIND. THE IDIOT WHO SAID THE COLOMBIAN SHOULD HAVE MOVED AWAY FROM WAMBACH CLEARLY DOESNT GET IT. AT NO POINT DID I SAY WAMBACH DESERVED TO GET PUNCHED. WAMBACH GOT PUNCHED. WAS IT AS VISCIOUS AS PEOPLE ARE PORTRAYING NO. WAS IT A RED YES.
Cherie you are an idiot and I would love to sucker punch you
Abby did not have the ball, so the Colombian player was not defending anything and there was NO reason why there should have even been a collision…The film clearly shows that the Colombian player ran alongside Abby, brought up her opposite arm and deliberately hit Abby in the face with her fist.
She should have been red carded. Since the ref claims not to have seen it, the governing board of should ban this player for unsportsman like behavior.
Andrade’s hips turn into the punch. Look at her body. Not to mention, if you look closely, her fist makes contact with Abby’s face. And Abby’s head rachet’s back from whiplash. Congratulations. You are officially the Village Idiot. I’ll see if one of those Joe Paterno defenders will be willing to give up their pointy dunce-cap so I can ship it to you.
Cherie…… I have to hand it to you. It takes balls to be that stupid.
sucker punch all the way if you think it wasnt maybe you should apply for being a referee at the next olympics
Cherie, how is the weather in Colombia?
Cherie put your glasses back on!
I’m curious to know… Are you Columbian? Not that it should matter, but are you? Maybe like some say, you’re just blind?… It’s possible that you made the comment while having only seen a badly jittery/laggy version of the .GIF???… Otherwise you just sound like what a bigot would say when trying to claim they weren’t a bigot.
RAY CHARLES CAN C BETTER THAN CHERIE
What a marooon. The only thing missing with that punch was the head gear. That’s required in Olympic boxing yah know.
Wish you were in her shoes just then.. Then we’d see who the whiner is and who just is the armchair expert.
Here you have it, folks! A classic example of someone (Cherie) who ached to have something show up in print; the fact that she had to make such a stupid observation in order to get to your eyes was a small price to pay. Next thing you know, she’ll be working as an official.
How dumb are you Cherie? It is clearly obvious that the columbian player was focuse not on the ball, she was chasing down Wambach…Not only that but she clearly draws back her arm in a punching motion to hit PUNCH he in the face. You will see how stupid you are when she is suspended for the rest of the olympc games for the intentional punch!
You’re fucking stupid, clearly a sucker punch
I didn;t see the game, just this clip so I don’t know if tempers had already flared or not.
It seems very clear though, that the Columbian player deliberately converged wih the
US player from behind, She was not merely keeping pace or marking her.
It seems she might have grabbed Abby’ ponytail briefly too.
Then she swings with her rifht hand, leaves her feet and the force of the punch swings
her body in towards Abby.
I was brought up on soccer. I have coached and refereed for 30 plus years. I might be
old but I am not blind.
THIS WAS NOT AN ACCIDENT.
There is no “Sucker punch ” here. She (col Player) was just mistakenly playing American football. But if you looked at the last World Cup final USA V Japan our team played very dirty and aggressive too. I was glad that Japan won with more skillful put the ball in the net.
You didn’t watch that game. Japan simply got lucky with its two tries, while the USA was extremely unlucky with shots over and over and over. Nor did the USA play dirty. Idiot.
Cherie You do not know the game and must be as blind as anybody could be. This lady came from behind with her right hand already balled up into a fist and clocked our player. Ther is no acting involved here it was a plain and simple penalty that was not called. The Columbian should have been red carded for the rest of the games and banned for two or three more games for this unsportsman like act. She is a loser and a bad representative for her country.
Bitch………………………when was your last eye exam ? ? Doesn’t matter; You need one now trust me ! !
When was you last eye exam, bitch ? ? You need one now trust me ! !
I was there!! And I can assure you…that was no accident! The Colombia were at it the whole game – the cameras never caught everything! That was 100% on purpose! And well done Wambach for not reacting!
Cherie you are so full of shit.
That was a full fledged ambush. The blue player put her back into that swing with enough effort that she came off the ground. Sucks that she’s such a poor sport and allowed to play.
Uuummmm…. yeah… in the same way a boxers fist collides with his/her opponents face…
Acting job? Maybe her makeup artist should get an Oscar too for her eye swelling shut and forming black bruises.
Hey, if you’ve ever played soccer, you know it is a contact sport, also known for the operatic pain exhibited by all the players to draw penalties. Could be a cross check that had a loose arm or it could be an intentional hit.
So stop whining, if it had been the American girl, we would all be vociferously defending her.
And all the guys doing Motion Analysis, you are not qualified in that field. We girls can take care of ourselves.
whatever….you don’t know what you’re talking about. you’re a crook defending another crook.
Cherie is definitely blind or just trying to get people worked up or just a crooked person like Lady Andrade.
I hope it is revisited by committee and ‘Lady” is retroactively given a card
Cherrie – you are bling. The player swings her arm fist closed at Amy – this was intentional and deliberate. The girl should be kicked out of the compitition. Look at her body how she turns in Amy with full contact and a closed fist. Even running away after the play her fist is closed. If to players collide in soccer they do not clench their fists and swing their arms and step into the swing. Cherie you should be ashamed of yourself for even posting your comment. What a loser!
Cherrie – you are blind. The player swings her arm fist closed at Amy – this was intentional and deliberate. The girl should be kicked out of the compitition. Look at her body how she turns in Amy with full contact and a closed fist. Even running away after the play her fist is closed. If to players collide in soccer they do not clench their fists and swing their arms and step into the swing. Cherie you should be ashamed of yourself for even posting your comment. What a loser!
Cherie do you think you always have to be “politically correct”? Or are you just so “sweet” and “non-violent” that you don’t want to admit what you see? 1st: soccer is a violent game. 2nd: You are an idiot!!!
Don’t post such crap!
Typical South American and Latin American tactics. The other tactic would have been Andrade clutching her ankle and falling.
Obvious cheap shot.
Either you are completely blind or you need glasses. See how the Colombians’ right arm is swinging for a punch. If that was an accidental collision, lady andrade’s left shoulders should have collided with Abby Wambach right shoulders and lady andrade’s right arms would have swung to the right!
This is clearly a dirty sucker punch!
Don’t be an ass; socker is played wth your feet, not your hands! It was a flagrant foul.
Really, Cherie, you shouldn’t comment on events that you clearly didn’t even watch.
p.s. – did Wambach fake the black eye too?
During the game I thought the Colombian player couldn’t be so stupid to sucker punch Abby Wambach. But after seeing the replay, that punch was definitely intentional and the Colombian player should be penalized for it. There is no place for that type of play in the Olympics.
Are f**king stoned or something??? I suppose that fist to the eye was just an illusion of the lens…..stay classy Team Columbia!
Cherie… you are as blind as a colombian bat…
Cherie, you need to be sucker punched so you could know what it is when you see it. The cokehead….um, columbian, was behide Abby, yet the injury is in front of Abby. Now go have a cup of your country’s coffee and take that weak excuse elsewhere.
Cherie, how can you say there was no punch. This was clearly intentional. Andrade and the other Columbian players were frustrated by the USA’s physical play. They complained after the match that the referee favored the USA team and failed to call fouls. I don’t disagree that the ref missed some calls and that the USA team is very physical. This was clearly retaliation and frustration coming out inappropriately on the part of Andrade. She should have been sent off … and she should not be allowed to play the next match.
I would not depend on YOU being a good eyewitness in a court case, because this was CLEARLY more than a “collision.” I call you a LIAR!
Guess you don’t play or watch much football or any other sport for that matter. Lady clearly went to to Wambach to hit her and comes around with a right haymaker to connect with her face with a closed fist. Next time you post, maybe you should make sure you have your eye glasses on, as you now look like the whiner.
Are you BLIND??? ARE YOU CRAZY? .. we all know YOU ARE INSENSITIVE IGNORANT @SSHOLE
Ball nowhere in sight…and a right uppercut executed when the right foot plants…that was a sucker punch alright.
Cherie Post is a lying Colombian dumbass. When you look frame by frame (just right-click the gif and save it to your desktop) there can be no doubt.
Please. That was an obvious intentional punch. There’s no collision. She comes up from behind and swings her arm all the way over to the other side of her body. Why would someone even take the time to try to argue that this was not a punch?
Really? Dramatics…..next you will claim she caused her own black eye…..roll on Cheri….roll on…for you do not know what you speak of. http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/olympics-fourth-place-medal/abby-wambach-left-bit-black-eye-taking-punch-170703795–oly.html
If it was the left arm, sure, could have been an accident, but the right arm? Come on, gotta be blind not to see what happened!
You just wrote the most dumbass comment.
Watch it 100 times dear, if you still insist the same reasoning,,, You NEED to see your optometrist soon.
Cherie….guess you’ve never been punched in the eye. Call me.
Look at the video closely unless you’re blind. It was deliberate. No one runs with and then flails their right arm left. dumass
Look at the video closely unless you’re blind. It was deliberate. No one runs with and then flails their right arm left. dumbass!
Are you blind? She clearly comes from behind cocks her had and punches her in the face!!! If you cannot see it there is something wrong.
why is “Lady” running with her right arm already up and cocked before any supposed collision? Nobody runs full speed down the field with an arm up at near shoulder height. She was going to hit her at first chance and that’s what she did. Wake up!
So far I’d score this Cheri 1, all other posters 1,248
A bunch of fat americans that haven’t ran around the corner in 20 years have an opinion on a sport that they haven’t ever played…brilliant!
It doesn’t take physical fitness to see a punch thrown, you coke-addled whore. All you have to do is download the gif and view it frame by frame.
It does take experience to understand a sport. You sitting on your sofa at 300 lbs isn’t going to understand how the human body moves. You only know sofa to fridge to sofa.
You are crazy – that chick was gunning straight for the American – they didn’t even have a ball between them – OPEN YOUR EYES!
Cherie – Not sure what you’re looking at. That was a disgrace to both the Colombian team and that woman who was clearly jealous and frustrated. She belongs on a local club team at best, not representing a country in the Olympics.
jesus christ…you need to get a monitor with better definition or cut the politically correct crappola. let someone pop you in the mug that way and i bet there would be much weeping and gnashing of teeth..if you had any left,
Here is what I see; the Colombian is coming up behind Abby obviously aiming for a collision which Abby is unaware of, pivots at the waist toy smack Abby in the eye. If you see something different I don’t want to be a passenger in any car or plane you are operating
You’re obviously watching some other video.
Cherie… an Oscar for her performance? Seriously? I guess the black eye she is sporting around now is makeup? Look, I hate soccer players when they fall and act like a sniper just took them out from the roof of the stadium, then get up and play like it never happened. However, that isn’t what happened here in any way, shape of form.
Stop embarrassing yourself – clearly a sucker punch.
Hey, Cherie let me sucker punch you like that and you can still say it was an accident. Wambach has a full stride on Lady when she punched her to take her out of the play.
Cherie, I watched it over and over. At least 15 times trying to give the girl every could have, may have . It is clearly obvious! Any way you look at it. She deliberately punched her.
Except for the wind-up, I might agree. As for the acting performance, I guess she blackened her own eye for verisimilitude.
You must not see that hand go up and hit her face, lol. And check the news you cab see the shiner! This player is unprofessional!
Why is the girl not running towards the ball she clearly is running towards Wambach then swings.
How is that not a punch?! There was no ball anywhere near them, there was NO NEED for the collision, let alone her right arm to come all the way across her body and be in Abby’s face!!!!!
What the hell are you talking about? Abby should get an Oscar for her acting job? No act when a black eye is involved. You must be blind if you do not see that as a sucker punch. Obviously you have never played soccer in your life or else you would not make such idiotic statements.
Didn’t you see the picture moron.
You are an idiot and should be banned from making any further comments, DUMBASS!
Cherie, you are an idiot. Mark’s rebuttal is spot on. What nationality are you?
u r a dundass!!!!!!!!
Well I like your attitude Cherie! She shook it off but you cant come from behind and give someone an uppercut….
And how do you explain Abby’s black eye? Oh, that’s right, you think she’s an actor so she has a make up team.
Cherie, are you biased, crazy or just plain stupid. I watched it live and there’s no doubt that Lady (clearly a name and not an honorific) punched Abby in the face with no provocation. A two-game suspension is not enough.
your a retard if you think that wasn’t deliberate. she winds up and socks her in the face.
no sucker punch? put the crack pipe down
Your a freaking idiot Cherie. You can see her throw a fist, and Wambach had a black eye afterwards. Your stupid AF.
Wow, I’ve heard of denial, but never to this extent! It’s quite clear that Andrade swung her right fist up and all the way across her body to hit Wambach in the face. Wambach still had a huge bruise around her eye two days later if you doubt it.
There’s playing hard and there’s playing dirty. Then there’s this.
@ Cherie … When she threw the punch both feet left the ground at a dead run … that means she threw her body into a punch !!!
Uh, you’re clueless: http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/3d2BURxMipO6BTSh0OEKrA–/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7cT04NTt3PTYzMA–/http://media.zenfs.com/en/blogs/sptusolyexperts/punchafter.jpg
If they “collided” why didnt any other part of their body hit so hard as the hand to Abby’s eye. Secondly look at the Colombian girl plant her front foot and turn her torso into Abby as the fist into her face? You obviously have never hit someone or even watched a fight….basic mechanics of a punch there lady.
Cherie, are you serious? Collided? The colombian player clearly heads towards Wambach, you can see her lower her left arm and raise it back up to punch Wambach. This was a clear red card. If it would have been a collision both would have fallen down.
Yeah, the best part of that performance was how Abby Wambach hit herself in the face to get that black eye effect.
You didn’t see the Colombian girl actually wound up to deliver her punch?
OldBruin, your joking right? Since when do you need to wind up to deliver a shot? I guess the devastating jabs that boxers and fighters of various sports deliver everyday, have no effect? Your running full speed, a jab is going to do a lot of damage.
I think you missed the sarcasm intended in oldbruin’s post.
Indeed!!! I do believe he did miss the sarcastic tone of oldbruin’s message.
you can see Wambach cuts to her right on the last step initiating the contact. Colombian woman is running and with arm motion his Wambach in the face. Not a sucker punch. Unbelievable they are calling it a punch.
Another blind bat!
Billy we might share the same name, but nothing else…
You’re just jealous cus your drug cartel team lost goes home with a bloody fist instead of a medal.
You would think they would protect IP adresses a little better. We shall talk soon and discuss your racist comments.
lol come get me stupid spic
so why, pray tell, did Lady’s right hand end up below her left hip. that’s not a running style I’ve ever seen, but it is consistent with a right hand punch.
thank you this is a punch!
You’re completely wrong. In need of attention?
Are you kidding me???? another one who needs glasses or contacts. You can see it was an intentional sucker punch, that is unless your blind or hate the U.S.
You are an ass. It was contact away from the ball. There is no reason the Columbian player should have ran at Wambach.
Billy – how is it the OPPOSITE arm that hits Wambach, and how the heck is her fist at eye level when both players are upright?
The shorter Colombian crack whore winds up with her RIGHT arm, comes across her body with her fist and raises it higher than her own face to hit the taller Wambach in the face.
Crack isn’t big in Colombia. Want a crack whore…look to any-town, America.
If this were the World Cup, that would have been a red card, no doubt about it. The player was obviously fouling. She may not have intended it to be so bad, but you live with results of the foul, which in this case was bad.
If the Columbian girl wouldn’t have positioned her body sideways then she wouldn’t have sucker punched Abby. It was a clear punch. She brought her arm back, made a fist and cleary went for Abby’s face. End of story.
It was certainly not a chance collision. They were nowhere near the ball, Wambach cut toward Andrade and brought her shoulder into her, probably trying to push her away from the play, but then she was clearly punched, there is no doubt about it. The game today is totally out of control IMO – tripping, diving, shirt-pulling, intentional hands ball, all being allowed by the refs to various degrees. You have to expect something like this is going to happen, I don’t excuse the punch, it is definitely wrong, but if the rules of football were really enforced, we would see quite a different game (and it would be a higher scoring game, since most infractions that go unpunished favor the defense).
Wambach definitely DID NOT cut toward Andrade. It was clearly the other way around Wambach was already passing Andrade on a straight line when Andrade swerved into her, and tossed the haymaker. But you are right, it was a punch.
Wow that is really interesting there a few very blind people there watch the Colombian girls shoulder rotation
She positions herself for a definite punch. And looking at the angle she had to force herself into position to slug
the taller American. Can you please really watch the whole. And yes the Colombian girl is right the Americans
hit as well but so far I have not seen a punch thrown?
Wambach and many of the American girls are larger and heavier than the Colombians, and any collision is going to go the way you’re taught in high school physics. The Americans were not playing dirty, but Wambach said in her interview that Colombia essentially came out trying to physically intimidate the Americans. Guess that didn’t work.
she clearly bring her right arm back and swings it at her face. The “collision” happens with Andrade’s close fist which SOMEHOW is randomly with Wambach’s eye. Its mind blowing how ignorant people can be in this world.
Abby was looking forward the entire time, and the columbian came up and sucker punched her. NO DOUBT ABOUT IT. a few plays later, the same gal runs into abby as she is kicking. Yes, the usa pushes and shoves and all that, just like the other team. Its part of the game. But there is a no hands rule for soccer and not just for the ball!
WOW…. the Columbian girl sure is a little weasel.. i guess she is the one having to sleep knowing she’s a cheat and a liar. Oh well, She lost anyways.
Obviously, those comments saying this wasn’t a punch are from lowly trolls. Lighten up people. It’s their mission in life to raise your blood pressure. It’s the only way they feel important.
Cheri like…..you are blind! definte deliberate hit…very unsportsmans like…RED card!
It was a dirty move by a woman with a nasty soul.
There was no play on the ball, no defensive position or move to be gained. At BEST “Lady” is trying to grab Wanbach’s jersey and pull her down…you can see her hand stops around the chest of Wambach after the hit. At worst it’s just as described – an attack from behind where she shoves her in the back and then smacks her in the face.
No accident, either way. And the whining afterwards about the USA getting all the calls? Obviously they didn’t get this one and it was well deserved.
I look for Columbia to get their @$$e$ handed to them later in the competition.
The video clearly shows the Columbian running up from behind, looking at the Americans face, winding up with her right fist and watching her hit land on the Americans face.
Collision is just some sore losers wishful fantasy.
Punch. No doubt. AND HER TEAM LOST!
Punch. No doubt. AND HER TEAM LOST! SEE YA LATER
how did get the black eye cherie
And this is exactly why the Columbian’s lost. They SUCK!
i think the girls seem focussed on ball as they are running forward. the inevitable collision and trying to keep balance caused it. i do not see bad intent.
“Trying to keep balance” Doesn’t include pivoting your body in order to reach your arm across yourself & deliberately punch someone. This is FULL of bad intent. I play soccer myself & I’m pretty good at deciphering between what is intentional & what is not. This was by far, intentional. This lady just made her whole team & country look bad.
You’re a wonder all right. Wonder when your last eye exam was. Also, Andrade aimed a punch at Abby later in the game and got her in the neck. Give it up.
As anyone can see by looking at the gif frame by frame (just right-click and save it to the desktop, then open it in an image viewer) Andrade’s RIGHT fist CROSSES HER BODY to make contact with the TALLER Wambach’s face. Idiot.
Of course it was an aggressive action. She came up from the side and positioned herself to punch her face. She had no other reason to be turning toward like she was, since there was no play on a ball. Just running down the field.
that was a punch
It looks like a punch, but hard to see what Wambach did with her right arm. Any how, love the way the Americans play, but Wambach is no angel when it comes to dishing out elbows.
As Andrade encroached, Wambach was fending her off with her right arm. There may have been some elbow involved, but the punch was clearly thrown to the face.
This was CLEARLY a punch. Anyone who is saying otherwise just doesn’t want to believe that Lady Andrade was a poor sport. Sports are competitive and can bring out the worst in people who play to win. This is what happened. Her frustration with losing and not being able to do anything about it was channeled into a hard right fist. She did nothing but bring shame to her country, and the people defending Lady Andrade are in denial. We see this every year in the olympics. If it isn’t a headbutt, trip, or shove, it’s a sucker punch. I hope Lady Andrade gets what is coming to her.
Cleary a sucker punch! It was retaliation for when Wambach elbowed the goalie in the face earlier in the game.
An accidental collision!? Yeah right. Just like Zinedine Zidane’s head accidentally collided with Materazzi’s chest.
All Colombians know how to deliver (a) blow…
…and all Americans know how to get punch in the face and just take it…like little girls.
“Ice Cold Abby Wambach!”…’at a girl..show ‘em what USA is made of!…
Wambach’s elbow or both players ?
Verdict = Not a collision or sucker punch, just a rough play and dramatic fall. Stand up, shake the dust off and “Game On!”
A “dramatic” black eye, too? Idiot.
This is how I see it:
a) Speedy Columbian outruns Wambach at a good pace, either to mark her or chase the play
b) Wambach angles in to slow her down and proceeds to give a solid and high elbow to Columbian neck or chest
c) Columbian loses balance a bit (look at her feet) and arm comes flying upward and hits Wambach in the face.
No wind up on Columbian part. Could she have stopped her arm or did she let it continue to retaliate for the elbow? From this replay I’ll never know. So I don’t see sanctions coming out of this.
If I were Wambach I wouldn’t call too much for a review. If they decide on the Columbian being suspended then I don’t see how they can overlook the elbow. And they would both be out. Much more important Wambach stays in the tournament for the duration.
And do I think there was some acting? Yes. That’s why I prefer to play and watch hockey. No acting. And both players would have gotten two minutes. Soccer is still good outside of that.
I’ll agree with A. But not B or C. The elbow comes AFTER Colombian collides with her from behind.
I don’t see any reason to call Wambach out for acting since no one is denying that she got punched in the face intentionally or not.
You can clearly see Wambach leaning in with her legs before they even make contact. She plants her feet at an angle. She was trying to get the other player out of the play and the elbow comes in way BEFORE too, it is not even remotely close. Aside from the violent elbow most leaning in is tolerated nowadays, unless the other play embellishes or there is a goal scoring opportunity missed.
If your theory is correct, Abby Wambach has eyes in the back of her head. Abby was just trying to defend her with the elbow.
Everyone can clearly see you are lying when they look at the gif frame by frame. Just right-click on it and save it to the desktop. Then open it in a viewer. This is not difficult, people.
If you watch the game tape, you see that Wambach already was past Andrade. The Colombian speeded up and encroached on Wambach, not the other way around. You can call that an elbow, or you can call it fending off, but the punch was clearly thrown.
Watch it again. Wamback is off the ball and “jogging” down the field. Lady comes running up as fast as she can to run into her. Abby pushes her off w/ elbow, Lady hits with fist. I think Lady had that planned all along to hit her. Knew all attention would be around the ball, and she would be able to get away with hitting Abby.
Oh yea, and did you notice after running at a slant toward Abby, Lady goes back to her original “running lane” (don’t know what to call it) and then runs straight ahead
Eliminate her from the come Competition.
The Columbians lost, that’s all that really matters in the end. Hopefully Wambach gave her a little wave at the end of the game.
Sunbird, I don’t suppose the fact that a reporter at the game noted the Colombian player tried throwing a SECOND punch later at Wambach’s head and missed by hitting her neck—that shouldn’t matter, right?
A lot of people here seem to have missed that incident, but it goes to reinforce the intent of the original punch.
the bit*** should be taken out of the game for bad sportsmenship
Likely intentional by the Colombian but it is worth noting that Wambach is using her right elbow pretty aggressively, almost a punch
No angel here….
The elbow comes after she gets bumped from behind. Not that she should have retaliated thusly, but still.
I disagree that it was after. After she is hit in the face she falls completely the other way to the thrown elbow.
In any case, retaliation would be even worse, it would also be an immediate red card.
Again, for the sake of Wambach and the US winning, it is way better if this play is not reviewed from what I saw here. The US could get one of their best players out for a few games for the possibility of getting a player ejected on a team that will not go too far.
Remember the pressure placed on Colombian players? The guy who scored an own goal was off’ed when he returned to Colombia, as I recall. This was a dirty shot by a desperate Lady.
the columbian was not even looking for the ball as she ran the field staring at wambach’s face until after she swung and then she looked at the field
Watch in real time… the acceleration of the fist before impact shows it was clearly meant to be a punch. She’s lucky Wambach didn’t beat her a@@. Between her and Solo, they can probably take on the entire Columbian team!
The deal is…….
Abby Wambach is one of the best female soccer players in the world. The Columbian girl could not beat her by playing soccer so she throws an illegal punch to stop Amy from scoring in that play. Perhaps the Columbian girl will eventually learn that a good soccer player focuses on the ball. The Columbian girl was playing Abby’s game because she has no game of her own.
The Columbians have showed over the years how violent they are & guess what? They have never been #1 , men or women. If they keep the same pace they never will be # 1. My thoughts are, keep up the foul play and stay losers.
I hope Andrade of Columbia reads this because I want to remind her……US beat Columbia 3-0. Abby scored after your sissy punch.
Andrade, you LOST! You are not Gold medal material. You might as well pack your bags because France will beat you!! You can swing like a maniac & you will lose again!!!
My dear ignorant moronic fat American friend,
There is no country on this scorched earth as violent as Amerikkka!
Most of you are bias towards Colombian player.Its picture clear, us player wambach pushing Colombian player with her body weight off balance.She got what she deserved a sucker punch.
Wow, not only are you ignorant of soccer, but you have no idea what you were looking at.
Anyone can see John is lying by looking at the gif frame by frame.
OK. That was definitely a sucker punch thrown by another thug from Columbia. As we all know, she will eventually get hers. That’s how karma works.
Cherie you must be Colombian by birth!
John, you said she deserved to get sucker punched? Sucker punches are not allowed in soccer, not in any other sport, boxing and martial arts excluded of course. It’s bad sportsmanship as it gets. You’re watching the same thing everybody else is, and I say right now… that Colombian girl is done in this Olympics. They will not let her play again. But she is lucky in one respect… It WAS a soccer game. If it weren’t, Abby would have KICKED HER STUPID ASS INTO A HOSPITAL!
Lady Andrade and the Columbian team suck at soccer…the Columbians suck at the Olympics..Lets all hope that Lady Andrade finds a profitable use for all that natural sucking ability…
and you kinda suck at spelling, ColOmbia, ColOmbian, ColOmbians…oh and I think they just won a silver medal…road cycling, beating Tour de France and Giro d’Italia winners…let’s be more respectful.
yeah but they still suck…why respect foul play? The Coloombians suck. lets not trivialize respect by giving it to anyone before they have earned it…but you are free to do what you wish…give Lady Andrade a call, show her some respect and don’t charge her…..
Total SUCKER-PUNCH….Dirty play from a dirty player descending from a dirty country! Go USA Womens Soccer!
I deeply respect of Wambach actions after intentionaly gets hit by Columbian ….Ashame of Columbian player…. it is definitely a intended hit….It is Oplympic games… all people get together and play games with sportmanship…I understand the referees for not stopping the game and give that woman a red card. This is because 2 players are very far away from the ball…there is no way one of referees can see it. That is why that columbian intends hitting Wambach… She knows that no referees will see her action…. We will be disappointed if Olympic commitees won’t do anythin about it… I think that this Columbian woman is not real Oplympian and will not eligible to play any games the rest of this 2012 games… and may be not eligible to play any international soccer games. Wambach, you ARE a real Olympian. WE are PROUND of you.
Thwre is actually debate about this? Seriously i’m laughing because the columbians obviuoslty have a great sense of humour defending this “player”. Disgusting dirty play. So glad Abby retaliated with her goal later.
Not all Colombians are defending this.
There was no reason for the Colombian players angle… the ball was not there and even if she wanted to stay with her, they should have both been facing towards the ball. Lady Andrade should have been kicked out of the game. Total bad sportsmanship and then lying about what she did.She is no lady at all. Boo!
I would like to retaliate against Andrade does anyone have any ideas for me? I am very serious.
BAD call….It is possible that she was told to hurt Wambach so she (Wambach) will be benched. Guess that did not work out.
Of course that was a sucker punch! Wambach didn’t have and was not any where close to the ball! SO to say that it was “accidental” is complete B.S. Plus you can tell the way her body is angled towards Wambach was that it was on purpose. No one’s arm comes up that high when running unless you really want to do some damage.
The word, in Colombian Spanish, for this “Lady” would be perra!
Soccer players do have a flair for the dramatics when getting hit to draw the attention of the refs. In fact, everytime I watch a soccer game I have to remind myself it’s NOT a World Wrestling Entertainment event (AKA smackdown or Wrestlemania). When my son started to play soccer, I was thinking of hiring an acting coach rather than a soccer coach duiring the offseason. But seriously, this was a deliberate sucker punch and the Colombian was probably hoping that the refs would not catch it since the ball was not that close by.
I am a certified soccer referee for 6 years only; not experienced enough to get called for duty .
I see this is a CLEAR RED CARD, a clear intentional punch in live action. If folks here watching in slow motion & dont see that, I think you need to see eye doctor.
I agree Todd. Definite Red Card. The reason why it wasn’t called is because the referee didn’t see the play. Hopefully they will review the play and the Colombian player will be expelled from the Olympics. That is the only way to keep this type of thing happening again.
no talent low life skell. she should have her fucking arm cut off. fuck her. calling her a cheat and a bum is too much credit.
** Steph – you cleary need to play more football in SEA, where high elbows are the norm!
South American women’s soccer, strangely, you might think, is not as far along as American women’s soccer, despite the universal popularity of the sport on that continent. For one thing, women and women’s rights are not accorded the same respect in athletics as they are in the U.S., and they have not had the advantages of a generation of Title IX support. That said, Wambach in the post-game interview said the Colombians clearly came out intending to intimidate the Americans and get inside their heads with their physical play, in an attempt to even out the mismatch. Physical play is one thing, but socking somebody in the eye is inexcusable. Oh, and later punching her in the neck. That’s inexcusable too.
Look at her body, she runs up behind Wambach, gets next to her, then her body rotates towards Wambach and she throws her arm and hand into her face. There’s literally no way it was an accident or them colliding
Really? collided? No they were not even by the ball or in the play. I play soccer and you don’t just “collide” like that with someone unless you are intimidated and know that she’s going to beat you.
Abby barely missed knocking that bit@$ out with the elbow!
The dirty Colombian Player even pushed Wambach with her left arm (hidden from camera view) setting Wambach up for the sucker punch. That move by the Colombian was a set up to possibly get Wambach to retaliate and then get thrown out so the U S would lose one of their best scorers. The Columbian should be playing Hockey where if she pulled the crap the U S team would have taken her apart..
I can read that you have never played soccer. They both were protecting each other and of course the weakest one gets the worst part.
Hey George. Shut up.
is it hard to accept the truth and now you are the same or even worst than the Colombian by asking me to shut up.
I was wondering if anyone else had caught that. It looks to me, too, that Andrade gave her a one-two punch. First from behind with her left, about shoulder high, you can see Wambach jerk a little forward & then *POW* right into her face. I think that is why you see Wambach’s arm come forward like it does, she’s trying to catch herself from the unexpected hit from behind just before she gets sucker punched. Then watch Andrade’s feet and hips. Nothing else, just watch her feet. She comes clear off her feet to land her blow, pushing off with her right foot, then coming back down on her right foot, doing a stutter-step to keep her balance.
Andrade needs to be benched for the rest of the Games & fined for poor sportsmanship.
Come on ya’ll, it’s quite clear to see, if you really pay attention to the video, that the American intentionally changes direction and throws a shoulder/elbow into the other player to try to knock her to the ground. The other player then tries to keep from falling down by grabbing the front of the american’s shirt….and while doing so, makes contact with her face. Somewhat intentionally? Probably yes, but only because the American tried to knock her to the ground. In the end, justice is served. The instigator gets a swollen eye. Oh, by the way, I’m american and hope the american women keep kicking booty!
You’re right, she somewhat “deserves” that black eye.
I so agreed with yo Jason
Anyone who looks at the video frame by frame can see you are lying.
The Colombian player comes from behind, no ball in sight AND with her right hand — crosses and hits Abby. Having played some soccer myself, it would seem this couldn’t have been regular game play. Sadly officials cannot see everything that goes on or have a really poor angle. BUT great win USA, keep up the classy play!
It was an open handed slap if u look at it frame by frame. Just sayin.
what a vicious and anti-sportswomanlike punch in the eye! that vicious woman on the Columbian team has shamed her country – they are all to blame as dirty if she isn’t sat immediately.
I don’t think any of you have ever played soccer but it is ok. The truth is that you all in way right. It was an accident at first, but the Colombian (but the way that is the right way to spell it. It is not Columbia South Carolina, It is Colombia in south America, so those who spelled it wrong are ignorant and has ashamed his/her country, wink wink) did probably took advantage of the opportunity to punch the girl. But please, you guys need to watch or play more soccer, do not make this such a big deal when it is not. And I have seen other Americans doing the same and even worst.
I have to correct my self. Some of you have played soccer and have a an unbiased opinion.
Until you actually back up what you’re saying, sit down and shut up.
Is it hard to accept the truth? and now you are the same or even worst than the Colombian by asking me to shut up.
LOOK CLOSELY AT BODY MOTIONS AND REACTIONS! Cherie angles towards Lady slightly to keep her out of play. The Colombian player is moving into her at a less steep angle. Lady pushes hard off her left foot to body into Cherie. She turns her upper body towards Cherie, pushing out with her chest. Cherie’s arm/elbow rises to push her off/keep her back. Now notice how Lady’s left arm disappears from view entirely. It is pushing or striking Cherie in the back, which briefly start Cherie pitching slightly forward and away from Lady. But it is quickly followed with the turning of Lady’s right shoulder inward, and the right hand comes around into contact with Cheries face. It is this twisting of the her own body that forces Lady to hop on her right leg, since she cannot cross the left leg over in normal recovery from the confrontation. What makes it abundantly clear the Colombian player got into the shoving/hitting match on purpose is the fact that she was running much faster than Cherie, could easily have passed her with no contact at all, and entered play ahead of her.
to be honest, i’m not sure, everyone seems to be certain it was a sucker punch but if you take closer look
1.She is running much faster
2. she is looking at the ball, not at where she is running, i played football for a couple of years and its very easy to completely focus on the play (tunnel vision) and not see players
3. when they collide, the colombian hits Abby with her left shoulder causing her left side to go back and right side to go forward. The rotation combined with the extra speed basically means she loses control what do you do when you lose balance, you naturally stick out an arm to rebalance yourself, which unfortunately, smacks Abby in the face (which you can tell was the palm of here hand)
it could have on some level been on purpose but i doubt she ran towards Abby for the sole purpose of punching her
just imagine if Joey Barton had been hit though, haha, what a scene that would have been
Are you nuts? It seemed that her only thought was to make contact behind the ref. They were nowhere near the ball. Contact WAS avoidable.
Open hand, are you kidding me. She got the girl with a hard right cross. Her right hand had to come across her body to club the American. She caught up to her, they were both running in the same direction, and she followed through on the punch. No way was that a mistake or a result of colliding.
Dude, chick in the red/white stripes got in the way. No ball, no need to veer to the right. She saw the girl in the blue out of the corner of her eye and purposefully got in her way to start something.
You are an idiot.
Your mom is an idiot, Shannon. Anyway, to Brian, I re-watched the video. Must’ve been drunk off my arse, you’re totally right. Was blue’s fault.
Yeah, except that the Colombian was the one running at an angle to try to initiate an encounter with Wambach. Wambach only veered to her right at the last second once contact was inevitable. The Colombian was gunning for her the whole play.
it was clearly an intentional punch. if any anyone is questioning that, then quite honestly, you are a moron. what was the final score, though?
wakwakwakwak bruised bruised
That was not a punch. If you look real close she never even touched her, not going to read into something that’s not there. Also if you look real close there was a small stone on the pitch and she tripped on that and the other player was helping to get her balance, how nice
If the Colombian didn’t touch her, how did she get the black eye? Idiot.
Wow, you can clearly see that she runs up to her swings her bod around (see her twist) and whops her in the head. That girl was trying to stop her in a mean violent way. She should be disqualified out of the game. You can’t just hit people and get a way with it! Her coach needs to teach her some manners.
You guys are full of shit. Wambach didn’t know that someone is coming behind her.
Cherie, let’s see if we can reenact that. punch harder than that!
They will make up later at the athletes village!
I think that the bump was unintentional but the swing to the eye was because there was a little break in between.
This clip should be review and the Lady sanctioned for her conduct……if we allow sucker punching in games by outclassed players to attempt to injure others it no longer becames sport and takes on the appearace of war and this is hardly the purpose of world games. The “Lady” is a tramp.
Most likely she’ll be sent home once the officials review it. There is no place for a cheap shot like that.
Awesome Hit, Great timing and connection by the Columbian. If you can’t beat them, either hit them or trip em.
She’ll be a celebrity when she gets back to Columbia. Maybe should be on their boxing team.
Surely you didn’t expect anything from a shi*izen who’s country’s Boys and country’s Girls are raised by thugs in a festering hellhole.
First at all, the Columbian deserve to be kicked out the game because there is not ball play between the two players.A foul in action is very different from a deliberate foul without ball.
Second thing,the Columbian player come from behind.In that case,the foul is intentional.
The Columbian hit American player with a hand at moment Wambach’s looking somewhere else.
This type of foul deserve a RED CARD.
LIke someone else wrote, that is call for a RED CARD. There was no reason why that fist should have come up the way it did…RE CARD her and send her arse back home.
If this was an accident, the way they were moving, it would have been the left hand that would have hit her. The right hand came around with intent. This was no accident. Send this “Lady” home. She should be out of hte games.
That game got out of control. I watched the online delay so I didn’t hear the announcers. I love the WNT but Colombia was due a penalty kick (at least one).The ref should have issued a few first half yellow cards to clean-up the game.
On the Wambach-Andrade play, a left elbow would have been understandable but that roundhouse right was inexcusable.
Looooser……………The sign of a true champion is grace under fire, that’s why Wombach is a winner.
To Jason; You need to look at the play again, Wombach throws a shoulder because the Columbian player is attacking her right flank, it’s a totally legal defensive move. The shot to the right eye is not in the playbook or a legal move in any instance.
Dear Sirs and people reading this post:
I’m from Colombia, living in US for 23 years a great and blessed country for me, with my American wife and two daughters, and my grandson Brynner. What I saw in the clip of the incident is a very clear physical and intentional aggression against Wambach, a player just trying to do her “job”…running, running to help her team, til someone came behind her and punched her right on her face,
That’s a very clear punch, it wasn’t only a cheap shot but inexcusable and a dirty way to stop the American player in and mean violent way . My Colombian country woman clearly came out intending to intimidate the Americans using physical violence. Physical play is one thing, but socking somebody in the eye is inexcusable.
Her “bleind” coach needs to pay more attention to the aggressive ways of her players and in this clear case of playing using violent against their opponent, that player should be disqualified out of the game, right now!!!
Alfonso M Suárez.
Good letter Alfonso. It took a lot of courage to speak your mind like that. I don’t advise you to go back to Colombia any time in the future, though.
yea cheri, no sucker punch at all. and man didn’t land on the moon and i bet you believe dinosaurs never existed either. go to your eye doctor and get yo’ eyes fixed woman!
The American tossed a right elbow, then the Colombian retaliated with the punch. Watch in real time. Abby is no innocent victim here.
You’re as blind as Cherie. Abby’s elbow goes up because she is being run into from behind.
Lady even leaves her feet to deliver the “accidental” punch. That would even be a major penalty in ice hockey!!
RAY CHARLES CAN C BETTER THAN CHERI.
Wow what a cheap shot and poor sportsmanship. Lady should definitely get penalized for that act.
I am half Columbian and whether your for the Columbian team or U.S. you should be able to clearly see that was an intentional aggressive punch to the face. Wambach has quite a bit of height on Andrade and her hands were not naturally going up that high running for an accidental collide, thats ridiculous! FIFA should take disciplinary action against Andrade. Wambach was clearly just running and not instigating anything, the elbow didn’t even come up until after Andrade started delibrately colliding with Wambach with her body for a planned attack.
ugly …….cheap, the list goes on…
its like when old guys who have no business on court try to play pick up basketball.
They grab, foul ,and hack due to their lack of skill/speed/talents.
Ultimately, they lose.
Good riddance Colombia.
Oh, and cherri:
You stay in your steamy, mosquito filled, banana eating, drug cartel -infested shithole jungle country.
We are quite fine with our lives here in the States.
Lady Andrade is a dirty sucker-punching player, a liar, and a 3-0 loser.
Here’s some advice for Wambach….Find that Colombian and punch her in the throat, punch her in the throat!!!!
Congrats to Abby for emotional control…….play hard, play hurt, play on girl.
Abby is destined to be a top scorer in Women’s Olympic Soccer……forever accentuated by the “Phantom Punch”.
What more can we ask for in U.S. representation…….THANKS ABBY!
She obviously was sucker punched.
typical latinos.. we are not going to win..so cheat!
the real suprise is the latino “team” did not pilfer the locker rooms looking for ids and credit cards.
There is no sucker punch, obviously it’s tough to comment on a sport that you’ve never played or that you pretended to play during High School in some suburbian American hell hole. What you see is simply “Marking” and collisions occur frequently, no fault on either side, no ball required.
As to the references of Colombians and drugs, I’ve lived in both countries as well as in several others and I can assure you, no single country can even come close to the appetite that Americans have for drugs. Furthermore, no developed country comes close to the appetite of Americans for sheer Violence, arrogance, racism, and stupidity. Luckily for the rest of the world, the American time is quickly coming to an end…and at the end, all that you have is a few billionaires, tens of millions with a third grade level education, obesity beyond comprehension, and shelled-out cities.
Now, that to me equals : LOL.
Hey, George…suck butt. You are obviously delusional. That was an obvious punch. Lady is staring directly at Abby’s face as she runs over and punches her. Close your mouth or some stupid Americans will push one button and wipe that shitty little cocaine factory off the planet.
Maria Garcia you are an intelligent and honest person. Find George and educate him. If Abyy had done that cheap mess to lady I would be the first one on here saying what a loser Abby is.
With you obviously being the consummate specialist of the game, is it possible that you’ve played so much of the game that one of your eyes are swollen shut sufficiently for you to be incapable of seeing Wambach being Sunday punched? Wake up. Hopefully you don’t live in the USA and if you do, please just go back to the rock from which you crawled from under.
George you are a blind, jaded and ignorant motherfu^%$##, did your mother have any children that lived?..even without caring one way or another about the origins of the players. Only an idiot would call that marking, I tell you what George, Give me your adress and next week I will come “Marking your Colombian azz from head to toe in an obvious collision which will occur with no fault on either side but i do have “Balls”….
that a killer joke cherry blind lol
Not for nothing but that little scenario you painted may get you some Official Visitors Very Soon. We call them men in black, because we have no real way to Identify them. Good luck with that whole situation moron!!
I’m just glad there was no racial abuse or one of them might have been suspended or sent home by their country’s olympic committee. Sticks and stones has been reversed as the physical violence is overlooked but trash talk involving racial comments is a major crime.
I agree with Glen (scroll down to bottom).
Abby took it very well, and even responded with a very good goal. But its COLOMBIA, not COLUMBIA. Theres a major difference between Canada and a country below the equator.
perhaps someday in the future when technology is more advanced another angle of the punch can be seen
but at this time due to censorship that will not be allowed.
I just want you to check this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvEobeNfGcc and tell me the difference between The Colombia and this other girl. A lot of you guys just talk trash about the Colombian like no crap happens here in the U.S, this is a great nation but we don’t have the right to talk crap about other specially when worst things happen here like on the video. I say it again, it started as an accident, you guys don’t see the arm of the American girl. This happen a lot when the boys play, no body makes a big deal about it, but when is a girl and specially against America, we think that it is just ok to insult and talk crap.
George, you truly are an idiot for pulling the race card. It has nothing to do with nationality.
Im not bringing the race card. You need to stop insulting. I don’t think you have read all the comments.
We Columbians are Ashamed of the brutal attack on the American player by Trash Lady Andrade. Please don’t judge all Columbians by the actions of this criminal player. Under the circumstances, we are glad Columbia lost. Winning by cheating is not a real win. We hope the Honorable Abby Wambach does not have a permanent injury to her eye.
How can you be Colombian when you can’t even spell the country right. IT is Colombia, not Columbia unless you are from Canada or South Carolina
You’ve already been called out on your lack of intelligence and obvious place of birth. I didn’t realize the amount of low level douchery that this blog suffers from.
It’s a sport, people get hurt. The better team won, too bad that it has to belong to such a crappy country.
TWO WORDS……………..SUCKER PUNCH!!!
DON’T BLAME THE COUNTRY, BLAME THE INDIVISUAL
So what have we learned? In sports, players sometimes try to cheat or take cheap shots. And afterards, they often try to lie about it, or justify their actions. That’s not news. It was a deliberate punch, and Lady got caught. The US won the game, which is the ultimate revenge. Colombia’s punishment is the reward of every team that loses — a long, quiet flight home. And BTW, Columbia is a University where students learn the correct spelling of the South American country of Colombia.
I have always said that there should be more refs in the game of soccer. Then maybe less of this nonsense would take place.
cherie is dumber than a dumbass……she sure dosnt like the USA. where is she from, columbia? I’m glad i dont have “accidents” like that
Wambach needed that punch that DIKE CNOTE!
cherie is from outer space……she sure dosnt like the USA. where is she from, columbia? I’m glad i dont have “accidents” like that
cherie ….she sure dosnt like the USA. where is she from, columbia? I’m glad i dont have “accidents” like that
George, Cherie, and other US haters, leftists, and plain idiots, what you see is not open to interpretation. Frame by frame, the Colombian player has her eyes on the US players face while the US player is facing downfield. The Colombian player angles into the US player, her eyes never leaving her face, stops the rhytmic movement of her arms PRIOR to contact, lowers her right arm and brings it up into the face of the US Player. Once that action is complete, then and only then does she turn her face down field without so much as a glance downward after the intial contact. Review any video of accidental player to player contact and the instinctual response is to look at the results of the collision after the impact, even while continuing to run downfield. The Colombian players actions show an attempt to act like the impact never occured. Again, review any video of purposeful contact, and time and time again you will see the perpetuator of the action act like it never occured. The US is comprised of the most diverse population of any country of the world and has been and still is considered the best place to immigrate to. This is what makes this country strong. We have a large contingent of Colombian Americans here as well. I don’t doubt for one minute that they would take the stand of either George or Cherie. This isn’t political, this is about fair play. Justification for her response because of what we ‘can’t see’ is just obsfucation. What we do see speaks for itself.
That is your interpretation LOL. we don’t hate US. Im an American, Im just telling you what I see from a soccer player prospective. I have run to so many people in the field, during training and actual games. Dont take this to we hate America, Im so happy US won, but I think we still need to catch up to China in the medals.
I couldn’t get through the dribble.
The USA may just be the only country on earth were people for the most part can’t communicate in it’s native language…this is a third language for me but my English is still better than 99 percent of dumb Americans.
You’re boring and envious. Yet so brave when making strong statements on message boards under clever screen names like “interesting”. How impressed you must be of yourself!
By the way, I’ve read most of your posts on this page… Your grammar needs work.
Burp, fart…your wife is gettin’ ready for ya!
No sucker punch, they just ran into each other. I played the game for
twenty years and maybe a foul but not even a yellow card. It’s soccer and
these things happen. Congrats to the US ladies team.
Yes, that’s it. Nothing further needs to be said.
I’m rooting for the US soccer team to win gold but lets not play the innocent card here fellow Americans.
Wambach threw an elbow and at that second the Colombian throws the punch or is knocked off balance and
the arm comes up and delivers a punch. Lets just call it what it was “physical play”. Wambach did not retaliate because she knew she threw the elbow 1ST and got some physical play back.
She did well and scored but you fans need to view all angles not just the American angle of being the victim.
That is as obvious a sucker punch as I’ve seen in the past three years. Let’s be clear here – this is the OLYMPICS – as in, world peace cumbaya let’s all get alone. Send this chick on a plane back to Bumfux Columbia and let her slide into eternal obscurity.
OK,, Really.. 1st It was a sucker punch!!!! Its not surprising for others to help cover up the fact the Columbian players were pissed for losing in a sport known and played well by their country until now.
George as for you I have played the sport some call it soccer some call it football and for your info. the way you are trying to cover it up is all wrong,,( If she had hit her with her left it would have been a easy cover up but come on to push toward her with right was a upper cut )) Come on read the body language !!!
Crazyeyes, for you you and your threats telling people you will be talking to them soon,, COME TALK TO ME!!! PLEASE!! I love to talk even tho im not very talkative type..
First of all Cheri has a paper-cut for a vagina and is obviously really really stupid. Second of all am I the only one who thought this was hot as hell?!! I love chick fights. Thirdly, GO USA!!!
The real question, George, since we American are fat, lazy and only play soccer in an amateurish way, is why are our girls kicking the shit out the superior Colombian women????? I would be mad as hell if my country was known for superior knowledge and execution of the game and then our girls continually get their asses kicked.
GOD BLESS THE USA!!! God, George is the one who created Colombia and, sadly, shit holes like yourself.
In Colombia, women look like women and futbol isn’t a sport that women dedicate their lives to. I am not trying to take anything away from the 150 pound lesbians from Ohio. Celebrate your victory, nobody cares.
“You stay in your steamy, mosquito filled, banana eating, drug cartel -infested shithole jungle country.”
Ha! pretty funny line from B earlier.
I know, you think that you’re well traveled because you’ve been to las Vegas. Sad state of affairs for the ugliest people on earth.
Go USA!!! but Wambach’s throwing a elbow to that players chest right before she gets hit
Look at her body language. This is an obvious sucker punch. No doubt about it.
Cherie… What should wombach get the oscar for? acting or for make up? Cause that instant black eye is pretty amazing if she were only ‘acting’. She was clearly suckerpunched by an athlete who ought to be in the boxing competition rather than futbol.
CLEARLY THIS IS A RED CARD FOR THE COLOMBIAN, THERE WAS NO BALL AROUND SO NOTHING TO FIGHT FOR. I’M COLOMBIAN AND THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE ANYWHERE IN FOOTBALL, WHERE WERE THE REFEREES? WOW. WAMBACH WAS A LADY, LOL, ..WOW DIDN’T REPLY TO THAT? GO USA
yea it was a sucker punch she needs to be suspended from next game. my daughter plays soccer and if she got hit like that i would be so mad.
Who gives a rats a–. All these posters need to get a life.
I’m a ref and I would have red carded her..had I seen it. There is an obvious shift in her upper body to put force behind the punch. Its a different gait from how she was swinging her arms as she was running. She got cut off and was pissed. Unfortunately, the refs would have to be looking right at them to see the foul. They were most likely watching the action around the ball.
robert july 28 @ 2:16pm
eat crap you fag
I would just like to point out to Cherie and WeakChinnedAbbey the balled up fist clearly a sucker punch and to DaNo you posted on here to jerk so you join the list of people that need to get a life dumbass.
Is Colombian not Columbian.
who cares they’re all smelly mexicans
I’ve been reffing soccer for twenty years and that is a classic red card that will be used for years as how refs missed a call. Very surprising at this level. I hope the IOC reviews and suspends the girl for the rest of the games. There is no room for stupidity like this.
Its official…ioc ruled lady out of Olympics….
Fifa states “something of this nature will not be tolerated EVER by our sanctioned body”… it looks like lady may have just ended her career….good luck coaching …
Good. Hope she gets a hero’s welcome back home…u know the kind where she has to turn to prostitution and drug snuggling to survive….stupid whore..
Not everyone ends up like your mother.
New news: Colombia has received the Summer Olympics first recognition for excelling in mixed martial arts. Might have been a medal, but it’s not an official sport yet.
I’m a Colombian and think what Lady did was dirty and embarrassing for other Colombians. The last thing we needed was to be known as dirty players. Boo.
Who cares what you think? Nadie.
…too late…already thought of as hookers and cocaine cowboys….
Thank you Nathalia. I agree with you. You must be a rarity in Colombia because it seems every other Colombian thought it was ok. Your good heart is noted, and you at least believe your own eyes.
It was a sucker punch, but not planned and not completely the Columbian’s fault.
1- The American changed her running path which crossed with the columbian’s path. They were going to collide no matter what.
2- The columbian was clearly frustrated within the game before their unexpected encounter here (based on her explanation afterwards) and during the collision took it as an opportunity to vent and protect herself.
3- The collision could have been worse had the columbian not done something. Had they continued to take steps along the same running path, they would have tripped over each other easily. Both would have fallen and who knows, their could have been a brawl right there.
4- If you look closely, her center of gravity (hip-level) moves up in the middle of the event and during/after face contact. They means she was at the very least “pushing away” from the collision to protect herself. She was the only person that had control over how the collision is managed.
In that split second, she instinctively attacked the american. While it was unplanned, her reaction was inappropriate. I would say 60% columbian’s fault, 40% american’s fault.
..of course you would find fault with the person who got punched un-provoked, your anti-americanism is clear in your prose….I suppose when youre standing in line for coffee and someone punches you in the face because youre in line ahead of them, and theyre furstrated there’s a line, and they could have hit you harder with a chair because youre both headed to the cashier..you’ll still find it 40% your fault…
Dear lord! Another one? C-O-L-O-M-B-I-A-N. With “O” instead of “U”!!
I have played and watched 1000′s of soccer games but this is simply a deliberate punch in the face, she needs to be sent home. I am not a USA supporter, I am always up for the poorer countries or underdogs etc. but this was intentional, can understand accidental clash but no need for her fist to come up. She is not a “lady”!
It’s kind of like a wardrobe malfunction. People pretend it’s an accident, but it’s not.
Try losing 40% of your body weight, look normal again…take up a sport, play it for a bit. THEN, and only THEN…can you fatsos have on opinion.
In the meantime, I hope nothing but diabetes and missing toes for all of you grossly deformed, dumber than rocks, Americans!
..we beat colombia…sorry…
No, the women that played beat Colombia. You? You just ate 2 pounds of nachos. It’s not the same.
There’s no getting around this. The Columbian player had no reason to crash into Abby. I’ve read some posts that claim that Abby changed course which caused the collision, but even if that were so, the Columbian player didn’t try to avoid the collision, nor did she reduce her speed. She essentially rammed Abby then cold cocked her in the most unprofessional and downright criminal behavior I’ve seen in sports in some time. The fact that this call wasn’t seen nor called even after a replay shows that officiating in modern times is far behind the technology that provides the clear evidence of what really happened. I’m glad the Columbians got their butts kicked 3-0.
What can you expect from a country like Columbia full of cocaineros & prostitutas
I’d imagine not much more than a country filled with drop outs, failed policies, highest population of criminals, lowest testing students, highest usage of drug abuse, highest rates of teen pregnancy, highest divorce rate, and highest gun violence in the the developed world,
Guess you should come over and teach us all a lesson. Not like a laptop makes you much of a risk taker, big mouth and all. As far as gun violence goes, please come show us how to live safer, like in what…… your piddling little manhood of a nation?
I know your country from coast to coast, north to south. What do you know?
My opinion is educated. Your opinion is based on television and movies.
This is one of the issues with Americans, for every smart American, there are thousands of fat slobs that just talk without any understanding nor point of reference. Your time is coming.
Lowest testing students is far from the truth, and your hyperbolic idiocy is one of the greatest examples of logical fallacy I have ever seen. I can guarantee that my 7 trips totally 130 days in Colombia well exceeds any time you have spent in the U.S. and we are a much larger land mass so don’t act like you know more about the U.S. because you took one trip there when your were 8 or some bullshit like that.
The only reason our population of criminals is higher than Colombia’s is because we have a much larger general population and we actually catch, convict, and incarcerate our criminals which is a lot more than we can say about you guys and your Khmer Rouge who have essentially been your government for the last 3 decades whether you realize it or not.
The fact that you bring up divorce rate is hysterical. There is a high divorce rate in our country because we’re not a bunch of pseudo-traditionalists whose women have almost no rights outside of the “right to being the husbands property”. Our women are stronger than yours (as is shown by the cowardly actions taken by your athlete) so they don’t just sit around and let their husbands beat the living hell out of them, they fight back, with a gun, or a divorce order.
I find it hilarious that a Colombian even thinks they have the ground to stand on when discussing U.S. foreign policy. I mean, we’ve all seen how influential Colombia is on a global scale – oh that’s right – THEY’RE NOT! Your country doesn’t even have a foreign policy to speak of because nobody outside of Colombia gives two shits about Colombia. Keep living in your isolated little fantasy land where somehow your government (aka The Khmer Rouge) has even a gimp leg to stand on in the discussion of international policy making.
totaling* 130 days
I love that you can lie to yourself. 130 days…sheesh, who cares? 130 days? Colombian…no foreign policy? Why is the United States of America shitting their pants in regards to South America. You have zero understanding. Look up foreign Aid, that’s what it’s called so that you dumb fat tax payers wont revolt. But do you really know what foreign aid is?
You have no idea about Colombia, me, and I highly doubt that you understand your own country. Further, I doubt that you understand women and their strength. Watching porn does not qualify for a relationship nor understanding of women.
And what can you expect from a tit like you that doesn’t even know how to spell ColOmbia. There’s your smiley face. Tit.
Yeah she got punched. But it was a petty friggin hit. All you [mostly] white ppl are just SO Frickin against the hit bec the other girl is Colombian. Yes it was a hit, but it was mild. Wambach fell bec thats what those players are trained to do! Plus, since the evidence, according ALL or EVERY comment I’ve read, is NOT in the ‘got in the way’ or ‘shoved the Colombian’ or ‘Colombian swung her arm around’ etc, I will give U ALL THE ONLY evidence that is was a punch: when some one punches out and makes contact, the fist stays closed for a couple seconds after the strike–her fist stayed closed, and notice her other hand was open.
Yeah real smart Markass…I have played South American in Football for years; this is typical ball for them. They get frustrated or are losing and they get dangerous. Wether she embellished or not is not the discussion. She threw a deliberate punch to her face because she was beaten heading towards goal. Shoulders and arms can be used to jockey for position or for control. Being white, black or green has nothing to do with it you simple minded prejudiced dumb dumb. I know how to throw cheap shots while playing as well….Just a very unsportsmanlike move that should be punished and a completely stupid comment on your behalf.
…in the end, just remember this….the scumbag colombian, must return to colombia….maybe that’s punishment enough!!!!…
and you must return to your mom’s womb. That will be your punishment for being stupid.
Yes, the scumbag Colombian must go back to Colombia. And you? Where do you live that’s so wonderful?
Just one word to the Columbian…
Just one word…. COLOMBIAN! It’s Colombia, the country in South America!! Not the district of Columbia!! Jeez!
And Obama was born in the US. Amazing how refs always see penalties when the US hits back.
I am a certified referee at the NCAA level. This was a sucker punch and if I had seen it in a game I would have raised a red card, and referred it to the NCAA for permanent banishment.
I look forward to the Columbian getting her leg broken the next time she plays in the US.
That’s just eye for eye and real sportmen and sportswomen can do so much better than that. Wambach scored the 2nd goal today and the team walked away with a 3 – 0 win.
If anything she gained more respect for her entire team by not retaliating in the way you suggest.
No broken legs on and off the pitch please!
ColOmbian. With “O”!!! It’s the country! Not the district! Ignorance…. ignorance…..
Let’s just call it what it was, a deliberate punch to the face from a second rate player and leave it at that.
A player knows if a hit on them is dirty or accidental. If Wambach says it was dirty it was. Footage bares her out. The Columbian is a dirty player and what she did will come around on her.
Another one?? Really? Colombian! With “O”!! It’s a damn country! Not the district of Columbia!
Americans are so stoopid.
just saying from the very start of the fotage look at where their eyes are. Wambachs are down field, Lady sorry ass loser, eye’s from the first second are dead focused on her face and they never leave either, then takes her arm pivots her entire body, forms a fist and pulls her arm striaght at her face.. Fucking acciedent my ass I wont be happy till i here she is banned from sports all together for that…. thats just the worst kind of person… i have nothing against columbia but she makes you country look like shit, i hope she the only one pulling this kind of crap.
Cherie, you said she’s “acting”. I guess the resultant black eye is just theatrical make-up??? Acting is what soccer players do when they writhe in pain on the ground and then get up and play on, as if nothing happened. “Acting” doesn’t usually include the obvious evidence of an actual injury.
Everyone knows Lady Andrade is a washed up cunt who plays dirty.
So was your mother and your father still went at her…I think that she was suppose to have swallowed the load but some dripped from her mouth to her gigantic hairy stinky pussy and…9 months later, there you were.
Wow! Cherie, you must be watching something else. Wambach was clearly not accidently hit. As for her Oscar winning performance, did you see her black eye the next morning. That doesn’t just come from some little tap.
Lady Andrade is a bitch.
Is the same girl that was a prostitute for the American Secret Service?
Hahahah! All the replies are to Cherie.
However Cherie is absolutely correct, its just a collision between two players.
For those of you who do not agree Cherie and I will later be reenacting the collision with Cherie playing the US part and I will be playing the Columbian. There will be two performances one from the right and one from the left so that Cherie can walk away with two black eyes.
Typical internet dweeb. Cherie would kick your ass all the way back to your momma’s basement.
The only people who see this and think it’s a sucker punch are people who have never played soccer. This stuff happens all the time in the game. She should be thankful it was a fist and not an elbow and “yes” Abby W. has thrown a few in her time too.
I will now speak to all of you disgusting morbidly obese americans. Please, please…stop eating. I see you walking down the street and I want to throw up. Just go home and die. Please do not wear shorts out in public. You fucking disgust me.
I have watched the video and the gif and my conclusion is thus…
Wambach is running down the field, Andrade is behind and to the right. Wamback never looks back or to the side, she is focused ahead of her, so even if she changed course, she did not see Andrade behind her.
Andrade appears to be watching Wambach as she closes from behind. And we do not have a good angle of it, but it appears that Andrade might have even grabbed Wambach with her left hand or at least pushed her with her left forearm.
As soon as Andrade makes initial contact, you can see Wamback lowers her head forward, her right shoulder comes up and she appears to try and use her right arm to shield herself from Andrade. We can see at this time that Andrade’s right hand does not go all the way down as it would if she was keeping stride, rather she raises her fist then slams it into Wambach’s face, but at the same time she had planted with her right foot while twisted her body to the left for more leverage, but then has to make a hop to the right to regain balance, straightens her torso and continues on down the field.
It appears to me as if Andrade purposely made a beeline for Wambach, made first contact and punched her.
uh oh…looks like we have some bitter Brits on here. Can someone please remind me when the last time the English Football team won any trophy that mattered. Bueller? Bueller?
But why are any Brits concerned about an incident in US/Columbia game?
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I have played soccer since I was 5 years old. Moslty defense, although not at any level past high school and Unit level tournaments in the US Army. This was a dirty play by the Colombian on a very high profile player, plain and simple. Futbol/Soccer has dirty players at every level. Its part of the game. The Colombian team should be ashamed’ especially being in the Olympics. Although this is nothing new..just a bigger stage.
worring about spelling? What a dumbass! colombia! spell it tyhats ways from nows on!
worry about your own weight. sure none of you are perfect
Does Wambach dip to her left and raise her elbow prior to the hit? Look at her right knee and hip. It loads up as the elbow comes up. She makes contact with the upper right thigh and then the hit. Yellow card us, red card Columbia. Andrade shoulda fell down on the collision and grabbed her leg. Nice punch though, across the body. It’s gonna cost Columbia big time.
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