Hope Solo and Abby Wambach on Letterman Tonight (Video Tease)

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July 19th, 2011

via press release:

U.S. WOMEN’S SOCCER STARS HOPE SOLO AND ABBY WAMBACH TALK ABOUT THEIR WORLD CUP LOSS TO JAPAN, AND ENGAGE IN SOCCER PRACTICE WITH LETTERMAN ON BROADWAY, ON CBS’S “Late Show with DAVID LETTERMAN,”  TUESDAY, JULY 19


 

            “I watched this game Sunday – tough loss,” Letterman said.  “Heartbreaker, heartbreaker,” replied Wambach.  “And it looked like to me, and I know not as much about soccer as I wish I did, but it looked like to me you guys were all over these people, the Japanese team,” Letterman said.  “And I thought, ‘Well, they’re just going to keep shooting and shooting and shooting until they score multiple goals.’  That didn’t necessarily happen, did it?”  “Well, usually it does,” Wambach said.  “Now, did I have the wrong expectations for what I saw during the game?”  Letterman asked.  “We did attack and attack and attack,” Solo said, “and you know, we really put our best game together for the final, and if you know anything about the game, I will try to educate you right now.”  “I know nothing about the game,” Letterman laughed.  “We had more possession of the ball in this game than any prior game,” Solo said, “so it really was our best game, but we just didn’t score as many goals as we would have liked.”  “Now, was it an obstacle that you had played the Japanese team 22, 23 times and beaten them all those times?  Was that a problem?”  Letterman asked.  “No, we didn’t feel that,” Wambach said.  “I mean, we felt so confident going into this game – obviously the game against Brazil was such an uplifter, it got people’s attention back here, but, in the end, losing in penalties in the final of the World Cup is a heartbreaker, but I do feel like we got so much excitement on back here in the States, and couldn’t be prouder of it.”

 

After the interview, Letterman, Wambach and Solo went out onto Broadway under the marquee of the Ed Sullivan Theater to kick soccer balls into passing taxis heading down Broadway.  Wambach and Solo’s entire interview, including their Broadway soccer scrimmage with Letterman, can be seen on the Late Show tonight (11:35 PM-12:37 AM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

 

            The U.S. women’s team ended their incredible run in the FIFA World Cup after being upset by Japan in Sunday’s final.  The Japanese team won their first World Cup title, 3-1 on penalty kicks, after coming from behind twice in a 2-2 tie.

 

            Also featured on the Late Show tonight are actor Steve Carell, star of the new film “Crazy, Stupid, Love,” and a performance by the Del McCoury Band and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

 

            The Late Show with DAVID LETTERMAN is a production of Worldwide Pants Incorporated.  Barbara Gaines, Matt Roberts, Jude Brennan, Maria Pope, Eric Stangel, Justin Stangel and Rob Burnett are the executive producers.

 

Official CBS website:  http://www.cbs.com/late_night/late_show/

 
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