Two-time Olympic goldmedalist and FIFA Women’s World Cup champion. A six-time winner of the U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year award, Wambach was a regular on the U.S. women’s national soccer team from 2003 to 2015, earning her first cap in 2001. As a forward, she currently stands as the highest all-time goal scorer for the national team and holds the world record for international goals for both female and male soccer players with 184 goals. Wambach was awarded the 2012 FIFA World Player of the Year, becoming the first American woman to win the award in ten years. She was included on the 2015 Time 100 list as one of the most influential people in the world.
@abbywambach: One of my favorite people scored her first goal, in what feels like forever, yesterday. I just can’t tell you how proud I am of you @sydneyleroux. When life challenges you, you always respond. Dear god I hope they keep doubting you. I dare them. #balling