“Well, we do but the problem is that some people are at different points. So you’re sitting around the dinner table and you want to talk about the Hunger Games but always one person, Alex Morgan, is like ‘don’t say anything’. And now it’s Kelley O’Hara, ‘don’t talk about it’. And you’re just like ‘well why don’t you…read faster’.”
USA’s goalkeeper Hope Solo (R) celebrates with USA’s striker Abby Wambach after the quarter-final match of the FIFA women’s football World Cup Brazil vs USA on July 10, 2011 in Dresden, eastern Germany. AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSEN (via World Soccer - Photo Gallery - Yahoo! Sports)
The irony of the whole thing is that when the U.S. men win, they get the coverage, but when the U.S. women lose, we get the coverage,” striker Abby Wambach said. “The problem with that is that we are good enough and we do deserve to be in the World Cup in Germany, but we need to prove it. The joke among us is that we planned it this way and that we knew this was the only way to get the coverage that we think we deserve.