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Philly defense comes up big vs. Wambach and Co.

Philly defense comes up big vs. Wambach and Co.

Originally Published: August 20, 2011
By Jacqueline Purdy

CHESTER, Pa. -- The Philadelphia Independence defense had a tough task on Saturday: stop Abby Wambach, who has been on a goal-scoring tear all summer. Coming into the match, the U.S. national team superstar had scored six goals in her previous four games. But Philadelphia came into its WPS Super Semifinal meeting with magicJack equipped with the best defense in the league, and the Independence shut down Wambach and Co. in a 2-0 victory.

Philadelphia averaged just one goal against per ...

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