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.
You must not only have competitiveness but ability, regardless of the circumstance you face, to never quit
Sometimes there has to be a goat on some level, and I'm totally fine with that being me.
Winning, you can overlook so many things.
I think making the referee aware of a situation, there is nothing wrong with that. Abby Wam
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.
I would trade all the individual awards I've won for a World Cup.
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.
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.
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.
A few goals is the way soccer is meant to be played. Abby Wam
I'm not sure if I'm going to get into coaching. I'm sure I'll stay in soccer somehow. Abby Wambac
A few goals is the way soccer is meant to be played.
I'm not in the business of politics.
Right now we have a very recent goal of beating Canada and leaving this World Cup with our heads held as high as we can hold them. There's a lot of pride in still being in the World Cup right now, and there's a lot of pride going into the next 10 months of our preparation for the Olympics.
This might sound masochistic or narcissisticâ€š I don't knowâ€š but when I'm not playing the gameâ€š the validations I feel about life are always through the hardships. I relate more to sadnessâ€š in a lot of waysâ€š when I'm not playing.
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.
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.
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.
I have never once dribbled the whole field and scored a goal by myself.
I'm pretty goofy. I laugh at my own jokes. Abby Wambac
I've always had a dream of owning a restaurant.
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.
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.
I'm not spending every second thinking about the World Cup, but it's always in my mind when I make choices and decisions.
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.
If given a really great chance, I'm going to put it away every single time.
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.
The most important thing is that sometimes you have to go through hard times to get to the good stuff.
There are standards of the game that FIFA governs and promises to uphold. Abby Wam