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.
; born July 5, 1985) is an American professional soccer midfielder/winger who plays for Seattle Reign FC in the National Women's Soccer League.
As a member of the United States women's national soccer team, she helped the U. win gold at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup and 2012 London Olympics, and silver at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup.
And she capped the scoring herself with a left-foot rifle shot, becoming the first American since Abby Wambach in 2007 with a multi-goal game in the World Cup.
Rapinoe has a twin sister, Rachael, and they are the youngest of six siblings.
She was included on the 2015 Time 100 list as one of the most influential people in the world.
(L-R) Professional soccer players Becky Sauerbrunn, Kelley O'Hara, Megan Rapinoe, Ali Krieger, Ashlyn Harris, Alyssa Naher and Abby Wambach attend attend BODY at ESPYs at Milk Studios on July 14, 2015 in Hollywood, California.
The United States team was nervous in its Women’s World Cup opener on Monday, but Megan Rapinoe had enough confidence for the whole bunch.
We’d ask where one buys something like that, but this is FIFA, so let’s not go there.
The Women's World Cup is kicking off in Canada June 6 and for U. star Abby Wambach, this might be her last chance to win the one major title that has eluded her.