Abby Wambach Plays Final Game with USWNT, Then Literally Drops Mic on Historic Career (Videos)
Abby Wambach announced her retirement back in October. It didn’t come as much of a surprise, seeing how she’s 35 years old. However, given the enormity of her accomplishments on the field, it’s still a pretty big deal.
Since joining the United States Women’s National Team in 2001, Wambach has made 252 international appearances and scored a record 184 goals—more than any player from any country, female or male. And in 2012 she was named the FIFA World Player of the Year.
However, Wambach’s résumé isn’t all personal accomplishments. She’s also led the USWNT to two goal medals and, most recently, the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup championship.
In short, Wambach is one of the most accomplished players in the history of soccer. And on Wednesday night in New Orleans, she played her final game with the USWNT, a friendly against China.
Needless to say, when she was subbed out in the 72nd minute, she received one hell of an ovation from the fans at the Superdome:
Then, after the game, she literally dropped the mic on her career while implying that she intended to go party like a rock star on Bourbon Street:
If anyone’s career is worth celebrating on Bourbon Street, it’s hers.
Congratulations, Abby Wambach.
Hat Tip – [Bleacher Report]