“It’s my goal that by the time I finish, I’ve put the game in a better place,“ she told the Sporting News. "So that next generation will have more money, will have more endorsements, will have more corporate sponsorships in their back pockets so we will have a little more equal-like pay with the men.”
Team doctor to Abby Wambach and the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team? NBD for this alum! #gojackets 🐝💙⚽️
Photos: Dr. Bojan Zoric ‘98 holds one of the most famous trophies in the world (center), the FIFA Women’s World Cup championship trophy. He is shown with two of the American stars - Carli Lloyd (l.) and Morgan Brian (r.)
I don’t understand why the media will not acknowledge that some of these women have girlfriends or wives, yet they have no hesitation in acknowledging male partners. This bugs me so much. They have gone public with their relationships so there is nothing stopping these people from just saying it. Their relationship is just as valid as any of the straight women who are celebrating. It’s not that hard to say ‘girlfriend’ or ‘wife’ instead of ‘fan’ or ‘friend’.
Wambach does not remember the date of her U.S. debut or first goal, her pro championship with the Washington Freedom a dozen years ago, the two Olympic gold medals or the day she became the greatest international goal scorer. She does, however, remember when the United States lost to Japan in the World Cup final, a match that was decided on penalty kicks after the Americans surrendered leads late in both regulation and extra time. Four years on, it still gnaws at her.
“It’s always there, and that is what happens in heartbreak. Heartbreak never goes away, but now we have an opportunity.” x