During the 2012 London Olympics, she scored three goals and tallied a team-high four assists to lead the United States to a gold medal.
She is the first player, male or female, to score a Goal Olimpico at the Olympic Games.
I wanted it to be as normal as possible." While I understand her feelings, we still need public LGBT role models.
That has not always been the easiest thing to manage." But as her fourth World Cup nears, Wambach said, "I'm finally feeling like I'm having fun again." She will turn 35 next week and is one of two open lesbians on the U. This was meant, in part, Wambach said, to show that a same-sex marriage could be as typical and routine as a heterosexual one, a private ceremony and commitment with no mandate for a grand public announcement.
That was the catalyst for Wambach, 36, to sober up and also to tell all in her new book, revealing so many of her demons that she understands will shock many., the Pittsford native's new memoir on sale Tuesday.
The 2012 FIFA World Player of the Year and all-time leading scorer in soccer history retired in December, and the two-time Olympic gold medalist and 2015 World Cup champion bares her soul in her autobiography. " I scream at her, and she spins on her heel and orders me to her 'office' — a small bathroom on our main floor.
The pressure of being the face of the United States national team.
Her addiction to prescription pain killers just to get through the day, or a lonely night.