Quote of the Day
"We need to have these moments, these promoted moments when the light shines so bright on our sport that it's noticed by not only our fans but non-fans. We want clubs around Europe to think, 'You know what, we had a lot of people at Old Trafford and at Wembley.' I hope some of the owners of these big clubs take notice and start putting money into women's programs."-- U.S. women's soccer F Abby Wambach, drawing more than 80,000 fans to Wembley Stadium for the Olympic Gold Medal match against Japan. (PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, 8/10)
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