Abby Wambach is a U.S. sporting legend, there's no other way to put it.
The revered striker led the United States front line for over a decade and finally called time on her amazing career last night, during USA's 2-0 loss to China.
The State's may have lost at the Superdome in New Orleans, but Wambach didn't care about the result, just the fact that she had the chance to go out on her own terms, in front of thousands of adoring fans.
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Fans chanted Wambach’s name throughout the match, and she was subbed off for Christen Press in the 72nd minute to a standing ovation.
It was absolutely a fitting way for the all-time leading international goal-scorer in women’s soccer history to bow out of the beautiful game. You can check out a video of the ovation here...
The 35-year old finished her career with 255 international caps, 184 goals, a World Cup winner's medal and two Olympic golds to her name. Not a bad haul. No wonder President Barack Obama called her the greatest of all-time earlier this week.
Also, Wambach may have given one of the greatest retirement speeches ever, ending it by telling Bourbon Street to watch out and a mic drop.
What a way to go out.
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