Mary Abigail Wambach (born June 2, 1980) is an American retired soccer player, coach, two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA Women's World Cup champion. As a forward, she currently stands as the highest all-time goal scorer for the national team and holds the world record for international goals for both female and male soccer players with 184 goals. Soccer Athlete of the Year award, Wambach was a regular on the U. women's national soccer team from 2003 to 2015, earning her first cap in 2001.Wambach also posted the same photo on Instagram with the message: "Happy.#iseethemoonnow."Wambach, 36, was previously married to former professional soccer player Sarah Huffman.Wambach was awarded the 2012 FIFA World Player of the Year, becoming the first American woman to win the award in ten years.She was included on the 2015 Time 100 list as one of the most influential people in the world.A new piece on ESPNW goes in-depth with out soccer star Abby Wambach.It’s penned by out sports journalist Kate Fagan, who follows Abby from her U. women’s team practices in East Hartford, Connecticut to her home with wife Sarah Huffman in Portland, Oregon.
All together, she played in 29 matches and scored 22 goals at these five international tournaments.
An excrept from the piece: Wambach lives out loud — at least, around those she is comfortable with. They were cool with it; they had all played with gay athletes before.
When the circle widens, she can become fiercely private. But she did face a crossroads once the ’99ers generation — Hamm, Foudy, Joy Fawcett — began retiring.
Silence hurts our souls—we become banished from ourselves. When neither option brings Self or World Healing – that’s our clue that there is a Third Way. One night — at 4am – a Third Way made itself visible to me. WE REALLY NEED THESE KIDDOS TO LEARN THE THIRD WAY.
I have learned that when both of your options suck, the answer is to choose neither.