As a goodbye present, the team recently gave Sundhage a guitar that was signed by all the players in ”” surprise, surprise ”” the color of gold.
“It’s the best present I ever got,” she said.
They gave her quite a few memories along the way, too.
Sundhage’s most poignant? That’s easy: When the team roared back against Brazil in the quarterfinals of the 2011 World Cup. Wambach tied it at 2-2 with a magnificent, leaping header in the 122nd minute. The United States eventually captured the match, 5-3, on penalty kicks.
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