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Abby Wambach plays last match
2015-12-23

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Abby Wambach has played her last professional soccer match.

Wambach played in the United States' friendly against China Dec. 16 in New Orleans—and was honored with a pre-game ceremony, Sports Illustrated reported. Fans chanted Wambach's name throughout, and she was subbed off for Christen Press in the 72nd minute to a standing ovation.

The 35-year-old Wambach, an out lesbian, finished with 255 international caps, a record 184 international goals, a World Cup title and two Olympic gold medals.

The only down side of the Dec. 16 match was the China prevailed 1-0; the U.S. had gone 104 home games ( 92-0-12 ) without losing since falling to Denmark 11 years ago.

The Sports Illustrated article is at www.si.com/planet-futbol/2015/12/16/abby-wambach-last-game-retiring-uswnt-usa-china-friendly .


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