I will miss watching Abby Wambach play, because she was an intense soccer player. She is a multiple time gold medalist in the Olympics, and she even helped guide her team to a FIFA world cup victory. Wambach had a certain style and intensity to her soccer playing that will be missed. However, her retirement is understandable, as she is in her mid 30's.
Absolutely! Wambach was a fireball on the field and is a national hero to boot. The sports apparel giant, Nike, even featured her in a video - and a tearjerker it was. Sports are a male-dominated sport but it is so good to see women like Womach giving young girls around the world superb role models.
Yes, retiring American soccer star Abby Wambach will be missed for her record-setting athleticism. Her career has included two Olympic gold medals, a FIFA World Player of the Year honor and six U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year awards. She is also the highest all-time goal scorer for the U.S. national team, and she has scored a world record among female and male soccer players with 184 international goals.
I will not miss watching Abby Wambach play for three main reasons:
1) Wambach had a long, superlative career
Abby Wambach has been the face of the USA Women's national team for a decade and a half. She has won just about every award and title available during her career. Her career was not cut short due to injury or illness. She has simply come to the end of a hall of fame career with very few missed opportunities.
2) Wambach is no longer an elite player
I will not miss seeing the Abby Wambach of the last World Cup. She is a shell of the once dominant striker she was.
3) USA Soccer has many young stars that deserve the limelight
Alex Morgan, Sydney Leroux, Lindsey Horan, and Stephanie McCaffrey are all young forwards with the talent to pick up where Abby Wambach has left off.