Posted June 19, 2013 on
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Replacing Mia Hamm as the all-time leading goal scorer for the United State women's soccer team can't happen soon enough for Abby Wambach.
Thursday against South Korea at Red Bull Arena would be just fine for the 33-year-old Rochester, N.Y., native. Anything to get the record out of the way.
While she might be the most recognized and honored player on the current roster, Wambach would rather live outside the spotlight. That's been fairly impossible this year with most U.S. soccer fans watching her assault on Hamm's record of 158 tallies for the national team.
Wambach moved within two goals of the mark Saturday, scoring on a penalty kick in a 4-1 win over South Korea in Foxborough, Mass. It gave her four goals in 10 games this year.
BEST OF MAXIM
The torch has been passed.
Mia Hamm no longer holds the world record for international goals, whether by a woman or a man. On Thursday night, Abby Wambach scored four first-half goals in a friendly against a putrid South Korean side to push her career tally in international competition to 160, passing Hamm's 158.
On a balmy night at Red Bull Arena, 18,961 fans - seemingly all...
A drenched and elated Abby Wambach stood at midfield with her U.S. teammates after a win over South Korea, watching the goal onslaught on the big screen.
They laughed, nudged each other and smiled as one great goal after another by Wambach was shown.
It all was appropriate Thursday night after Wambach surpassed Mia Hamm and became the greatest goal scorer in international soccer...
Abby Wambach had a hat trick inside 30 minutes and scored a fourth goal in first half stoppage time to reach 160 goals in her international career, breaking Mia Hamm’s previous world record of 158.
Here's the record breaker against South Korea as the US Women's National Team beat the visitors 5-0...
And it didn't even seem that close at Red Bull...
It’s no secret that Abby Wambach has admirers in high places.
President Barack Obama used Twitter to congratulate Wambach after she etched her name into soccer’s record books.
Wambach scored four first-half goals Thursday, powering the U.S. to a 5-0 win over South Korea. Her third goal was the 159th of her international career — a tally which makes her the all-time leading...
The U.S. Women’s National Team gets how to use the social video sharing app, Vine. We saw Sydney Leroux and Alex Morgan’s ‘Prancercise’ video, now some members of the team got their ‘Tootsie Roll’ dance on in honor of striker Abby Wambach breaking Mia Hamm’s all-time international goal record Thursday night. Flawless.
SO honored to have witnessed @AbbyWambach breaking...