What’s next for U.S. soccer superstar Abby Wambach
NEW YORK — After two Olympic gold medals and years of being the face of women’s soccer, Abby Wambach is finally a World Cup champion.
At 36 years old, Wambach is still deciding if she will participate in next summer’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. “In my mind, I have to believe that if I’m asked to be on the team, I don’t know if I can say no,” Wambach told media members before a Citi Kids event at Citi Field in New York last Thursday. “But I also know that a lot’s got to happen between now and then.”
Whether she continues her participation on the field, Wambach recognizes the impact that the USWNT’s World Cup win can have for women’s soccer — and women’s sports in general. “It’s hard to believe but I really think that we did something big. And to try to define what it is and to try to put words to it, I think, kind of does it an injustice. I’m just so excited that we won.” Read more…