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Encyclopedia > Abby Wambach

Mary Abigail ("Abby") Wambach is a professional soccer player. Born on June 2, 1980 in Pittsford, New York, the 5 foot 11 inch (1.80 m) forward began her career in Rochester, New York. Following up on a stellar high school record where she was the recipient of both the NSCAA and Umbro player of the year awards (in 1998), Wambach went on to achieve continuing success playing for the University of Florida Gators. Wambach continued to earn accolades in college, taking the NSCAA first team all-American, NCAA National Championship, and freshman All-American Awards (all in 1999). She is also the University of Florida's all-time leading scorer. Abby Wambach Pat Gunn took this picture at a Washington Freedom exhibition game in 2004. ... Abby Wambach Pat Gunn took this picture at a Washington Freedom exhibition game in 2004. ... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... 2 June is the 153rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (154th in leap years), with 212 days remaining. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Pittsford, New York is a suburban area of Rochester, New York, situated along the Erie Canal in New York. ... A portion of Rochesters skyline, looking north along the Genesee River from the Ford Street Bridge. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... University of Florida State University System of Florida FAMU FAU FGCU FIU FSU NCF UCF UF UNF USF UWF The University of Florida is a public university and land-grant institution located in Gainesville, Florida. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...


Wambach was the second overall draft pick in the WUSA in 2002. She went on to play for the Washington Freedom rather than completing her degree at Florida. Her contributions while in Washington, playing alongside greats like Mia Hamm, helped to propel the Freedom to a victory in Founders Cup III, where Wambach was the game MVP. Wambach was also the recipient of a number of other soccer-related awards during her WUSA career. For the Cusco album, see 2002 (album). ... The Washington Freedom is a professional soccer team that played in the Womens United Soccer Association. ... Mia Hamm (born Mariel Margaret Hamm on March 17, 1972 in Selma, Alabama) is an American soccer player. ... In American sports, a Most Valuable Player (MVP) award is an honor typically bestowed upon the best performing player or players on a specific team, in an entire league, or for a particular contest or series of contests. ...


Wambach's impressive WUSA credentials earned her a spot in the US Women's National Team's training camp. Initially thought to be a bubble player, she increased her fitness, and her talents sealed her position with the 2003 World Cup team. Although the US Women did not win the 2003 World Cup (having taken home a bronze), she scored a historic goal against arch-rival Norway, helping the US team to a position in the semifinals. // Bio The Womens United Soccer Association formed in 2001 as a soccer league for women in the United States. ... First International Italy 1–0 USA (Jesolo, Italy; 18 August 1985) Largest win USA 12–0 Mexico (Port-au-Prince, Haiti; 18 April 1991) USA 12–0 Martinique (Port-au-Prince, Haiti; 20 April 1991) Worst defeat Norway 4–1 USA (Lagos, Portugal; 19 March 1998) Canada 3–0 USA... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The FIFA Womens World Cup is the most important competition in international football for women. ...


Since the suspension of the WUSA, Wambach has been training with the US Women's National Team for the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, which they won on her header in extra time against Brazil, 2-1. Since the Athens Olympiad, Wambach has been a major contributor to the USWNT, playing in the 2005 Algarve Cup and a number of exhibition games. The team ended the 2005 season without allowing a single goal. The Games of the XXVIII Olympiad were held in Athens, Greece, over a period of 17 days from August 13 to August 29, 2004. ... Athens (Greek: Αθήνα Athína IPA ) is the capital of Greece and one of the most famous cities in the world. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Algarve Cup is a global invitational tournament for national teams in womens football (soccer), held annually in the Algarve region of Portugal since 1994. ...


She has also been participating in exhibition games with the Freedom to raise awareness and garner support for Women's Soccer in hopes of reviving the league.


In 2004, Wambach hit the campaign trail with previous teammate and captain, Julie Foudy, in an effort to get John Kerry elected to the Presidency of the United States. 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Julie Maurine Foudy (born January 23, 1971 in San Diego, California) was a midfielder for the United States womens national soccer team from 1987 through 2004. ... John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts. ...


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Abby Wambach - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (431 words)
Following up on a stellar high school record where she was the recipient of both the NSCAA and Umbro player of the year awards (in 1998), Wambach went on to achieve continuing success playing for the University of Florida Gators.
Wambach was the second overall draft pick in the WUSA in 2002.
Wambach was also the recipient of a number of other soccer-related awards during her WUSA career.
ESPN.com: SPORTSNATION - Chat-3873 (2741 words)
Abby Wambach: I think that yes, going into a 50/50 tackle, I physically have the edge b/c I'm usually bigger and stronger than a lot of the girls I go up against so in terms of physics, they are probably going to fall down.
Abby Wambach: I think playing next to Mia is something that so many people look at and are in awe of this opportunity -- as am I. The opportunity for me is great, having her on the field next to me is unreal, but just having her out there is amazing.
Abby Wambach: Just being able to be remembered amongst these women, the veterans of the league who are reaching the end of their careers now.
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