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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 goal scorer in international soccer history. She passed legendary American striker Mia Hamm, who held the record for over 14 years. The historic moment came in the 29th minute when Wambach headed home a Megan Rapinoe corner kick in the 29th minute. After scoring, Wambach blew a kiss to her parents, Peter and Judy Wambach, who were in attendance. The 33-year-old was given a standing ovation when she was substituted in the 58th minute. She spoke to the crowd after the game, but her address was brief, as teammates Sydney Leroux and Meghan Klingenberg doused her with ice water. Wambach’s record stands at 160 goals in ...
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