Jul 20, 2011, 12:05 PM EDT
Hope Solo and Abby Wambach visited Late Night with David Letterman on Tuesday, and the interview was fairly predictable. Wambach: “We couldn’t have been prouder with what we accomplished.”
Well, you could have been a little prouder.
Letterman tried to get them to admit that it was pretty cool that Japan won the World Cup, considering what that nation has gone through recently. But Solo and Wambach weren’t really on that page. Solo then told a nice story about what she said to one of her friends on the Japanese team following the game. Letterman:
“Would it have killed you to lay down? That’s what I would have said.”
The highlight, of course, was the three taking shots as cabs driving by the front of the Ed Sullivan Theater. One of them converted. Guess who?
Loved how Solo got all defensive when Dave asked her if she had any kind of a shot.
Here’s an exchange you didn’t see in that clip:
In one of the best moments of the interview, Letterman, noticing that Wambach scored many goals with her head, explained about how he had heard that using one’s head in soccer can cause brain damage, at which point the USA captain interrupted him, jokingly saying, “I’m sorry, what?”
David Letterman — Hope Solo and Abby Wambach [CBS.com]
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