A few goals is the way soccer is meant to be played. Abby Wam
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.
Nobody is offered a World Cup.
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.
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.
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.
I'm not sure if I'm going to get into coaching. I'm sure I'll stay in soccer somehow.
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.
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.
Sometimes there has to be a goat on some level, and I'm totally fine with that being me. Abby Wambac
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.
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.
Your heart can only take you so far - sometimes the physical body tells you otherwise.
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.
I always think that struggle can bring out the best in people - or the worst.
It's a heavy burden to look up at the mountain and want to start the climb. Abby Wambac
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.
You must not only have competitiveness but ability, regardless of the circumstance you face, to never quit
The most important thing is that sometimes you have to go through hard times to get to the good stuff.
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.
Today was about execution, period. Every single player, all of us in the dressing room right now, weâ€™re embarrassed because thatâ€™s not the way we want to play soccer.
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.
A few goals is the way soccer is meant to be played.
I would say Hope Solo is competitive.
Any good attacker will always beat a defender who's face-marking you.
As an athlete, you are literally programmed to endure a specific amount of pain.
Sometimes there has to be a goat on some level, and I'm totally fine with that being me.
Four goals in (16) minutes. Literally I don't even know how that happens especially in a World Cup final.
If given a really great chance, I'm going to put it away every single time.
To win a championship, you have to have a little bit of luck on your side.