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Retired soccer star Abby Wambach arrested

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Retired soccer player Abby Wambach has been arrested on a DUI charge in Portland, Oregon, according to ESPN. The 35-year-old former US Women’s National Team star was booked at 2:02 am PST/5:02 am EST on Sunday.

She was charged with misdemeanor DUI, according to the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office. She announced her retirement from the game in Oct., but played her last U.S. soccer game in New Orleans in Dec.

When she retired, she had more goals than any male or female in international soccer.

In July, Wambach was a part of the World Cup team that defeated Japan in the finale in Canada. Before the World Cup started, she said to the media that she wanted to end her career with the sports’ most prestigious championship.

When they won, it was the third time that the women’s team won. Also, Wambach was a captain on the team, and when she left the championship game, she put the arm band on Carli Lloyd – the new star of US Soccer.

It was Lloyd’s hat trick in the championship game that helped them win it all. They went on to win 5-2 – and earned their first World Cup since 1999.

During her time with the U.S. Women’s National Team, she appeared in four World Cups. She also won two Olympic gold medals in 2004 from the Athens, Greece games and again in the 2012 games from London, England.

Due to a broken leg, she was not able to compete in the Beijing games in 2008.


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