Abby Wambach sets Goal Scoring Record; Passes Mia Hamm for #1 Spot
Move over, Mia Hamm!
Abby Wambach has taken over the leaderboard in Women’s International Goals. Wambach, who led the 2012 Women’s Soccer team to gold medal greatness, is now the leading scorer in Women’s soccer. Wambach, who scored 4 goals in the US match against South Korea on Thursday night, passed her mentor and friend, Mia Hamm, with a new total 160 goals.
“I’m just so proud of her,” Hamm said. “Just watching those four goals, that’s what she is all about. She fights for the ball, she’s courageous and she never gives up. Her strength and perseverance is what makes her so great and it’s what defenders and opposing teams fear.”