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Abby Wambach

The Short List
  • 2004 Olympic gold medalist
  • 2003 U.S. Women�s World Cup team member; 3rd place
  • 2003 WUSA league champions team member (Founders Cup III MVP)
  • 2003 WUSA First Team Selection and Scoring champion
Did You Know?
  • Scored winning goal 2003 WUSA Founder's Cup III for Washington Freedom.
  • 2002 WUSA All-Star Game MVP and WUSA Rookie of the Year.
  • Second selection in 2002 WUSA draft by the Washington Freedom.
  • Made her first appearance for the U.S. National Team in 2001 and scored her first goal against Finland in 2002.
  • Led University of Florida to �98 NCAA title as first-team All-American, where she finished as the schools all-time leading scorer.
  • She is the youngest of seven children (four brothers, three sisters).
  • Watches MTV�s Real World and NBC�s Friends TV shows -- �Nothing is funnier than Friends.�
  • Favorite food is Mexican food �- �I just really like spicy food.�
  • If she weren�t a professional soccer player, she would want to be a professional mountain biker � also enjoys reading, hanging out with friends, and playing PlayStation 2.
It's Every Day

Wambach says she is fairly laid-back and is always dancing around the field during pre-game activities. �Before the games, I'm kinda a goofball. I'm always dancin', singing, anything to calm people down. I guess I'm really trying to keep myself calm too a little bit.�

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Photo gallery: Abby Wambach, June '05


On her mental preparation before games: �...Coming into every game, I'm just trying to mentally prepare myself to leave it all on the field...I picture myself playing the game, I see myself doing all those things that my team is counting on me to do.�

Height: 5' 10"
Born: 02-June-1980
Hometown: Rochester, N.Y
Resides: Washington, D.C.
Sport: Soccer
Position: Forward

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