Happy 34th birthday, Abby Wambach!
Happy 34th birthday, Abby Wambach!
Abby Wambach made an appearance on Crowd Goes Wild today, and had a lot to say. She talked about the upcoming documentary series Rise As One, teammate Alex Morgan, and new USMNT addition Julian Green.
Then, Wambach answered questions asked from fans on Twitter, including who her athletic hero was, who she would least like to be trapped in an elevator with and more. Don’t miss it:
The United States women’s national team is getting ready to take on Canada in the “Battle for the Border” (live, Friday, FOX Sports 1, 9 p.m. ET), but the ladies know that the biggest “football” game this weekend happens two days later: Super Bowl XLVIII.
In the spirit of the big game, several of the players offered us their picks or rooting interest. Seattle Reign players Hope Solo and Sydney Leroux predictably both favor the Seahawks, while Abby Wambach and head coach Tom Sermanni are among those going with the Broncos.
Overall, Denver was the clear-cut favorite among the “panel,” garnering eight votes to Seattle’s three.
Inside #USWNT camp: It’s cold
Alex Morgan (left) and Sydney Leroux are pictured below, clearly enjoying a well-deserved vacation in Hawaii. Since last summer, these two helped the USA win the gold medal in the Olympics, and ushered in the inaugural season of the National Women’s Soccer League.
Photo via sydneyleroux.
But Morgan and Leroux weren’t the only USA stars on vacation in Hawaii. In a funny coincidence, fellow gold medalist Kelley O’Hara was seated right next to Leroux on their flight to Hawaii:
— Sydney Leroux (@sydneyleroux)
Not only were they enjoying some poolside relaxing, but being professional athletes, it’s no surprise that they took in some of the gorgeous sights of Hawaii:
3am wake up call was definitely worth it. I love this place. pic.twitter.com/3A1iasAvez— Alex Morgan (@alexmorgan13)
However, it didn’t take long to realize that the fact that these ladies were all gathered in Hawaii at the same time was no coincidence. It looks like there’s a not-so-well-kept secret wedding on Saturday. Abby Wambach (below, left) and Sarah Huffman (right), both Western NY Flash players, have been rumored to be dating for some time now.
Image courtesy of Getty.
If Huffman’s Twitter photo of her left hand with a rather large ring on it wasn’t a dead giveaway in August, it’s all but clear now what’s about to take place.
Wambach and Huffman are registered on ourwedding.com for a wedding reception in Poipu Beach Park in Hawaii for Oct. 5.
Portland Thorns player Marian Dougherty all but confirmed the big event in an Instagram post, saying “Let the wedding festivities begin, can’t wait to celebrate the marriage of my two best friends,” and tagged Wambach and Huffman in the post.
It looks like the happy couple will be tying the knot on Saturday, and many of their oldest and closest friends are there to share in the wonderful day with them.
We can’t wait to see the photos from what is sure to be a picturesque ceremony.
Attempts to reach Wambach and Huffman were unsuccessful.
Portland Thorns - 2013 NWSL Champs
Keep the awesome celebrations coming ladies.
Bonus Abby Wambach congratulatory tweet:
Wow…that’s a shit ton of goals! Congrats @AbbyWambach! #159— Lori Lindsey (@LoriLindsey6)
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama)
Notice on Barack’s twitter timeline how he hasn’t yet congratulated the Heat on the NBA championship? Priorities. Go #USWNT!
Abby Wambach is now the all-time leading goal scorer in not only women’s, but all of international soccer! The USA star scored four goals in the first half of Thursday’s friendly against South Korea to match, and then surpass, Mia Hamm’s old record of 158 goals. Wambach now sits at 160 goals for her stunning international career.
Even more impressive: it took Wambach 68 fewer games than Hamm to reach the record!
Hamm, a teammate of Wambach’s as her own career was nearing the end in 2004, was quick to congratulate:
Congratulations @AbbyWambach. So proud of you, my friend. You are a warrior and true champion. Enjoy this.— Mia Hamm (@MiaHamm)
Here’s an iconic image of the current and the old record holder:
She wasn’t the only one to tweet out some props. The President himself had a few words to say, er, tweet:
Indeed, the only ones not happy about this milestone might be jealous Mexico fans:
Abby Wambach scored more goals tonight than Mexico has scored in its last 5 matches combined.— Jorge Arangure (@jorgearangure)
Once upon a time…