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VIDEO: Abby Wambach Goal Keys USWNT Win Over Brazil

At your darkest moment, America, you may feel free to count on the SEC to bail you out. With the United States down 2-1 to Brazil in the Women's World Cup, Florida Gators alum Abby Wambach delivered an amazing extra-time goal to force penalty kicks:

Carli Lloyd of the Atlanta Beat received a yellow card and got away with a handball at one point, but she was able to convert one of the five penalty kicks that gave the Americans the quarterfinals victory over a team they ... well, they don't like very much. The USWNT will advance to take on France in the semifinals.

And yes, technically, Hope Solo has to be praised for turning in a performance at least as heroic as Wambach's, so let's go ahead and share the credit with the Pac-10 as well.

Head here for more on the Women's World Cuphere for more soccer and here for more on United States-Brazil in particular.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.