Longtime U.S. women’s national soccer team star Abby Wambach will take the field one last time during the team's friendly against China on Wednesday, marking the swan song of her professional career.
Wambach, international soccer's all-time leading scorer, will surely receive many, many tributes and tweets honoring her astounding career in the coming days, but it’ll be hard to beat the one she got this afternoon, when the Commander in Chief gave her his presidential seal of approval.
President Obama has praised the positive influence of Wambach and her teammates in red, white and blue before. With the USWNT visiting the White House in late October, the leader of the free world declared that the World Cup winners "taught all of America's children that 'playing like a girl' means you're a badass.”
Obama’s right -- Abby Wambach is most definitely a badass.
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