Women's Soccer Is Not a Contact Sport

I realize that I get a weird kick out of sports pictures that capture unintended violence. Sports with intended violence, like boxing and and I just saw it in the German photo magazine View. Shot by Steven Governo for Associated Press, it shows U.S. woman's soccer player Abby Wambach, in gold, battling with Denmark goalie Heidi Johansen, who punches the ball away (subsequently connecting with Wambach as well, it seems).

I realize that I get a weird kick out of sports pictures that capture unintended violence. Sports with intended violence, like boxing and football (okay, plus hockey) don't do it for me as much. Am I strange? This image has been getting around lately--CBS Sports picked it as a "Photo of the Day" and I just saw it in the German photo magazine View. Shot by Steven Governo for Associated Press, it shows U.S. woman's soccer player Abby Wambach, in gold, battling with Denmark goalie Heidi Johansen, who punches the ball away (subsequently connecting with Wambach as well, it seems). The action took place in Portugal at the Algarve Cup finals on March 12 .--David Schonauer

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