June 20, 2013
GIVING ABBY HER DUE
Mia: “I'm just so proud of her. Just watching those 4 goals, that's what she's all about.”
HARRISON, N.J. -- Mia Hamm congratulated former teammate Abby Wambach after the U.S. international striker broke her all-time scoring record of 158 goals at Red Bull Arena on Thursday night.
Hamm finished her illustrious career with 158 goals and Wambach made short work of it by striking for four goals in the first half of the U.S.'s international friendly with the Korea Republic. The Rochester, N.Y. native had 160 goals by halftime. Wambach was replaced by Christen Press in the 58th minute.
"I'm just so proud of her," Hamm said in a statement. "Just watching those four goals, that's what she's 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 defender sand opposing teams fear. From being my teammate early in her career, I know all she ever wanted to do was win and she continues to do that. I'm just glad I got to share 158 with her. It was short, but it was fun."