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Team wins the gold medal at the Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. S. team finishes third. During a pre-Olympic match, Abby breaks two bones in her leg after colliding with an opposing player and misses the Olympics. Abby scores her 100th international goal in a match against Canada played in Rochester, New York. S. women lose to Japan on penalty kicks in the final game. S. Women’s Olympic team, which wins the gold medal in London as Abby scores five goals. Abby is named the FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year; Abby breaks Mia Hamm’s all-time international scoring record with four goals against South Korea to bring her total to 160.
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Playing alongside star forward Mia Hamm, Wambach helps the Freedom win the league title. S. Soccer’s Female Athlete of the Year and receives the same honor the following year. S. team wins the gold medal at the Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. S. team finishes third. During a pre-Olympic match, Abby breaks two bones in her leg after colliding with an opposing player and misses the Olympics. Abby scores her 100th international goal in a match against Canada played in Rochester, New York. S. women lose to Japan on penalty kicks in the final game.
Abby Wambach by John Bankston