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As a competitor, I want to continue to keep turning the chapters and keep challenging myself. — Abby Wambach

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The truth is, I've been on a team my whole life. I'm the youngest of 7, so I've been training to be an athlete my whole life. — Abby Wambach

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When you can score three goals without the most prolific scorer in the world, you know you have a lot of depth, and it gives you confidence. — Abby Wambach

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When I was in college, I learned to really take care of my body and figured out what works best for me and what doesn't work for me when it comes to my nutrition. That helped so much on the field because soccer is such a fitness-oriented game. — Abby Wambach

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I'm not in the business of politics. — Abby Wambach

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Winning, you can overlook so many things. — Abby Wambach

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It's always really challenging trying to go from player to player/coach. You have a kind of friendship basis of relationship with all of your teammates, and now you go to this power position where you have to make decisions that might hurt people's feelings. — Abby Wambach

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Any little touch a defender can make on me when I'm in the air literally moves me. On the ground, I can use my muscle, but in the air, it's harder to fight that off. — Abby Wambach

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I think making the referee aware of a situation, there is nothing wrong with that. — Abby Wambach

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The growth of women's soccer and women's sports all around the world has been slow. — Abby Wambach

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Any good attacker will always beat a defender who's face-marking you. — Abby Wambach

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I always think that struggle can bring out the best in people - or the worst. — Abby Wambach

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Four goals in (16) minutes. Literally I don't even know how that happens especially in a World Cup final. — Abby Wambach

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If you break an individual record, it's because of the greatness that comes before you. — Abby Wambach

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People don't think an athlete nowadays can have a team-first mentality and I do. — Abby Wambach

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If given a really great chance, I'm going to put it away every single time. — Abby Wambach

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Nobody is offered a World Cup. — Abby Wambach

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I've always been motivated more by negative comments than by positive ones. I know what I do well. Tell me what I don't do well. — Abby Wambach

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I am not a politician by nature, but I will say I think there need to be more women in FIFA, and I would be open to having those conversations when the time is right. — Abby Wambach

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2014 was physically a tough year because I injured my knee, and you know how that goes with your emotions and the mentality. — Abby Wambach

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At the most elite level, your nutrition becomes a lifestyle: it's not something you have to do when you're preparing for Olympic games or World Cup games - you just do it. You're more inclined to eat healthier because it's better for your muscles. — Abby Wambach

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As an athlete, you are literally programmed to endure a specific amount of pain. — Abby Wambach

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I'm not sure if I'm going to get into coaching. I'm sure I'll stay in soccer somehow. — Abby Wambach

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My teammates have put me in all different kinds of positions to score goals, and I can't say it enough, and I really through and through believe it in my heart that I'm only as good as my teammates allow me to be. — Abby Wambach

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If we can trust each other and leave everything-all our hearts-out on the field, I think we're going to have something to come home to and cheer about. — Abby Wambach

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I think that in order to get better as an athlete and to see whatever kind of results you're after, you have to make goals. Whether you write them down or tell someone about them, it's important to set goals for yourself in order to achieve any kind of success. — Abby Wambach

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For any athlete growing up, the Olympics is the one thing you watch with your family, and it's the one thing you dream about. Seeing your country's flag go up as you get a gold medal is the best thing you can achieve. — Abby Wambach

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The minute you step off that podium is the minute you start preparing for the next world championship. That's kind of how I work. You celebrate for a brief moment, then you move on. — Abby Wambach

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From a pretty early age, my mother realized that I was a little bit more gifted and talented than my own age group. So, she moved me over to play with the boys' travel soccer team when I was about 11 years old. — Abby Wambach

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During events like the World Cup and the Olympics, I tend to get really wrapped up in my own experience to stay focused, but it's like a bubble. I don't see much outside my own perspective. — Abby Wambach

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To watch people push themselves further than they think they can, it's a beautiful thing. It's really human. — Abby Wambach

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To win a championship, you have to have a little bit of luck on your side. — Abby Wambach

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I have a unique ability to predict the flight of the ball, and my teammates have a unique ability to find me. — Abby Wambach

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One thing I love to do when I'm working out is take my watch off, take my heart strap off, and just run - not for time, not for exertion, but just to get the blood flowing. — Abby Wambach

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My parents, they're the kind of people that didn't want me to get a big head, so they just kept challenging me and challenging me. — Abby Wambach

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A few goals is the way soccer is meant to be played. — Abby Wambach

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My eldest sister Beth is a doctor who studied at Harvard and Columbia and played basketball for Harvard. She set the athletic and academic standard for the rest of us to follow. — Abby Wambach

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I want to do what I can to give the next generation of athletes added advantages in the game. — Abby Wambach

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I'm pretty goofy. I laugh at my own jokes. — Abby Wambach

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When I was really young, the women's national team wasn't on a grand media stage, so my role models were male basketball and male American football players. — Abby Wambach

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I'm not spending every second thinking about the World Cup, but it's always in my mind when I make choices and decisions. — Abby Wambach

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As soon as I started to realize that I could make a living playing professional soccer, I went to that place where I could torture myself because I knew it would make me better for the championship game. — Abby Wambach

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As professional soccer players, we take our bodies to the extreme. We're the people at the gym that look like we're breaking the machines. Pushing our bodies to the limits is what makes us so strong and capable and Olympians. It's not an easy thing to consistently do over and over again to your body. — Abby Wambach

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I've never scored a goal in my life without getting a pass from someone else. — Abby Wambach

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I've always had a dream of owning a restaurant. — Abby Wambach

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I want to reduce my risks as much as possible and hopefully be able to go to the World Cup fit, ready and healthy. — Abby Wambach

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The most important thing is to get better at your craft, and concussions and head impacts are a setback. — Abby Wambach

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You know me, I'm not that kind of person that cares to unveil all of my personal things to the world because frankly, in terms of my soccer, it doesn't matter. — Abby Wambach

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There are standards of the game that FIFA governs and promises to uphold. — Abby Wambach

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Having different people come together and be on a team and win a world championship is literally, I think, the definition of being American. — Abby Wambach

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No I or individual is better than the team. I've scored no goals just on my own. Every goal I've ever scored has been because of someone else on my team, their excellence, their bravery. And I'm kind of the end product of a collection of a really good vibe, and feeling, and creativity on the field. — Abby Wambach

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Playing on turf affects everything, you know, it affects the way the ball rolls, it affects the way the ball bounces, it affects the way you think about whether or not going into a slide. It's kind of a nightmare. — Abby Wambach

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I'm a pretty decent cook. I like to grill. I have a smoker that I love. I love me some steak. And I'll make a huge salad with a ton of vegetables. — Abby Wambach

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I would love to be a mum if I'm blessed to have children. My wife and I have those plans. — Abby Wambach

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Today was about execution, period. Every single player, all of us in the dressing room right now, we're embarrassed because that's not the way we want to play soccer. — Abby Wambach

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You can do as many sprints as you want but there's nothing like playing in a 90-minute soccer game. There's no better way to gain your fitness, in my opinion, than playing in consistent games. — Abby Wambach

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My nephew has type 1 diabetes, and it's my goal and hope that in his lifetime there will be a cure for diabetes. There's no place better to give the money to than the Juvenile Diabetes Association. — Abby Wambach

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Sometimes when you fail, it allows you the opportunity to grow more motivation and get more intense about your training. — Abby Wambach

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I have never once dribbled the whole field and scored a goal by myself. — Abby Wambach

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I really enjoy helping people out, and I enjoy time spent with kids. — Abby Wambach

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I'm not going to tell people how to live their life and I surely wouldn't tell people my life is the way you should be living. People get to choose what they do want to do with their life and I appreciated that. — Abby Wambach

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This might sound masochistic or narcissistic, I don't know, but when I'm not playing the game, the validations I feel about life are always through the hardships. I relate more to sadness, in a lot of ways, when I'm not playing. — Abby Wambach

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You never know if you can actually do something against all odds until you actually do it. — Abby Wambach

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You must not only have competitiveness but ability, regardless of the circumstance you face, to never quit — Abby Wambach

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When I look in the mirror, I don't see a person who's made the kind of impact that Mia Hamm made on the game. She's still my idol, the greatest player and the greatest teammate. She achieved so much in so many different ways. What she did for women's soccer can't be measured. — Abby Wambach

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I know that I'll end up being a role model for many, many people out there for all kinds of reasons. — Abby Wambach

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Soccer players generally burn through all of their carbohydrate stores by halftime, so how are you going to replace those? That's what we do at halftime. — Abby Wambach

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I would say Hope Solo is competitive. — Abby Wambach

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I think, as you grow older, you have figure out the best way to utilize not only your body but your skill. — Abby Wambach

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I'm honestly not the kind of person who wants to step up to a podium, test the microphone and be like, 'Hey, I'm homosexual and this is who I am, hear me roar.' That's not who I am. — Abby Wambach

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The most important thing is that sometimes you have to go through hard times to get to the good stuff. — Abby Wambach

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I hope we can get to a point where women players are being paid properly all around the world so the only thing they have to worry about is playing football and playing football alone. — Abby Wambach

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Your heart can only take you so far - sometimes the physical body tells you otherwise. — Abby Wambach

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I don't care who scores the goals, I'm going to leave my human beingness on the field! — Abby Wambach

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I think there's so much emphasis on body image and results and outcome, but really what you should be after is to be healthy and to feel good about yourself. — Abby Wambach

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I know that I was put on this planet to be an athlete. — Abby Wambach

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If I can help a kid feel more comfortable in their skin because they're struggling with maybe the things I struggled with in high school, that's great. — Abby Wambach

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People don't understand that the feel of the surface is so important for a footballer. The ball travels on the surface; our feet move on the surface - all of that goes into how the game is actually played. — Abby Wambach

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I can't speak for other people, but for me, I feel like gone are the days that you need to come out of a closet. I never felt like I was in a closet. I never did. I always felt comfortable with who I am and the decisions I made. — Abby Wambach

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It's a heavy burden to look up at the mountain and want to start the climb. — Abby Wambach

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It's not pressure. It's responsibility We put it on ourselves. — Abby Wambach

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Sometimes there has to be a goat on some level, and I'm totally fine with that being me. — Abby Wambach

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Whenever you get to win, you feel the satisfaction of all of your hard work, all the sacrifices, all the blood, sweat and tears. It feels right and makes you realise that you are really doing the right thing. — Abby Wambach

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I don't care how many championships you've won or how many records you've broken - if you've had a hand in pushing forward not only a game but women in sport's movement, then I think that's pretty darn good. — Abby Wambach

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Sometimes if you have a coach or team-mates for too long, you get caught in certain routines. I think it's good to shake up things a little bit. — Abby Wambach

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My go-to karaoke? 'Alone' by Celine Dion. — Abby Wambach

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I would trade all the individual awards I've won for a World Cup. — Abby Wambach

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My sole focus is to help bring a World Cup back to the U.S. — Abby Wambach

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I haven't won a World Cup. There's things that haven't been finished, and I'm not afraid to fall flat on my face trying. — Abby Wambach