Abby Wambach, the leading scorer in the history of international soccer and an all-around legend, is retiring.
The 35-year-old will play her last game on Dec. 16 against China PR in New Orleans with the U.S. Women's National Team, according to a U.S. Soccer press release. The game is part of a victory tour following the team's championship at the 2015 Women's World Cup.
Wambach has played 252 games in her career, ranking fifth in U.S. history, and has 184 goals -- the top scored by any man or woman in international soccer.
Naturally, the star will miss the game, and we'll miss her, too.
“After much deliberation and talking with my friends, family, teammates and our coaching staff, I’ve decided to finally bring my soccer career to an end,” Wambach said in a statement. “While we still have more work to do for women’s soccer, after bringing the World Cup back to the United States this summer, I’m feeling extremely optimistic about the future of our sport. It’s been an amazing, wonderful ride and I can’t wait to see what the next chapter of my life brings.”
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