Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 6/20/13
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 shrieking girls whose collective squeal could rip an elephant's ear drum - saw Wambach cushion a 10th minute Lauren Cheney cutback, hold off her defender, turn and slice her shot past Kim Jungmi from up close to make it 1-0. Not a minute later, the 33-year-old Rochester native undertook a clear run on goal and galloped alone for some 30 yards and ripped her finish to the low left corner. Kim parried with a kick-save however. A 14th-minute whack from deep was deflected softly into Kim's hands. But Wambach would not be denied. Just five minutes later, another Cheney run to the back line culminated in a preci...
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