Posted June 19, 2013 on AP on Fox
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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.
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