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U.S. national team member and Rochester area native Abby Wambach will be back on the pitch trying to help the Western New York Flash (0-2-1) earn its first victory of the National Women’s Soccer League season at 7:05 tonight in Sahlen’s Stadium in Rochester.

Wambach, FIFA World Player of the Year, was cleared to play tonight against the Sky Blue FC (2-0) of Piscataway, N.J., after she missed the home opener last Saturday against the Boston Breakers.

She was held out of the 2-1 loss to the Breakers because she had suffered a possible head injury in a 1-1 tie against Washington the week before.

The Flash lost its season opener to Sky Blue, 1-0, on an own-goal. A late goal by Boston beat the Flash last week as Wambach watched.