Abby Wambach's own words establish how much she was a major force behind the decision for the team to unite against Hope Solo. She seems proud that the team has shown such solidarity.
Her comments about Briana Scurry would also seem to indicate that Greg Ryan wasn't the only one hearkening back to 2004. It just baffles me though, how Wambach could blow past what even Ryan admitted - that he should have had Scurry game-sharp if he was planning to use her. How could Scurry be in top form without game practice? Yet Wambach insists the team had complete confidence in Scurry, though they certainly didn't play like they did.
No matter - the wagon-circling has commenced and Wambach seems happy about that, even comparing it to the chemistry of the past generation of WNT players.
The delusion is total. The previous edition of the team was considered great because they won World Cups. It's that simple. Rallying around a coach who made a questionable decision - quite a few, actually - is not how teams are remembered as being great.