Abby Wambach, the all-time leading scorer in international soccer, announced that she will retire at the end of the U.S. women’s national team Victory Tour in December.
Messages flooded in from social media after the announcement this afternoon from teammates, opponents, media and even some famous fans. Here are some highlights:
— Carli Lloyd (@CarliLloyd) October 27, 2015
— Hope Solo (@hopesolo) October 27, 2015
@AbbyWambach Thank you for carrying the game on your shoulders and leading us with such character, courage, and grit. Congrats. G.O.A.T.
— Mia Hamm (@MiaHamm) October 27, 2015
— Christine Sinclair (@sincy12) October 27, 2015
— Brittany Alvarado (@bavacado2) October 27, 2015
— Paul Carr (@PCarrESPN) October 27, 2015
— ESPN (@espn) October 27, 2015
— Alex Morgan (@alexmorgan13) October 27, 2015
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) October 27, 2015
— Landon Donovan (@landondonovan) October 27, 2015
— Gator Soccer (@GatorsSoccer) October 27, 2015
Former U.S. coach Pia Sundhage had a short, sweet message:
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