USA GOAL MACHINE ABBY CALLS IT A DAY
US SOCCER legend Abby Wambach is set to retire in December after an international career that has spanned 15 years.
The 35-year-old has made 252 appearances for her national team and scored an incredible 184 goals, making her the world’s top goalscorer in international football – male or female.
Wambach will play her final match on December 16 against China – the last game of the victory tour for the recent World Cup winners.
In a statement made on Tuesday, Wambach said: “After much deliberation and talking with my friends, family, team-mates and our coaching staff, I’ve decided to finally bring my soccer career to an end.
“While we still have more work to do for women’s soccer, after bringing the World Cup back to the United States this summer I’m feeling extremely optimistic about the future of our sport.”
Two other influential US players also called time on their international career last Sunday, after the 3-1 win over Brazil.
Midfielders Lauren Holiday, 28, and Lori Chalupny, 31, both played their last match and boast 239 caps between them.
GOAL HUNGRY: USA’s Abby Wambach is set to retire