This is powerful stuff. Abby Wambach, the leading scorer in international soccer history, will play the final match of her brilliant soccer career on Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. EST. Wambach and the U.S. Women’s National Team will be facing China at the Superdome in New Orleans as part of the team’s victory tour to celebrate winning the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. In the video above, Wambach’s teammates, as well as USWNT head coach Jill Ellis, discuss what an honor it was to have shared the field with Wambach, as well as reminiscing on their favorite memories with the prolific scorer.
Wambach formally announced her retirement at the end of October of this year. As far as her accomplishments in soccer go, we could go on and on listing them. To name a few, Wambach will retire having played in four Women’s World Cup tournaments, winning gold in both the 2004 and 2012 Olympic games, and she is the USA’s all-time leading scorer in both World Cup and Olympic competition.
In the hours leading up to her final match, Gatorade also released an emotional video from Wambach’s point of view, one on which Wambach urges those to “forget her” because when they do, that’s the day “we will succeed.”
Did somebody make it dusty in here? I think it’s safe to say that we are all going to greatly miss watching you play soccer, Abby.