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Obama Reveals Who He Thinks The Greatest Women's Soccer Player Is

Hint: The player's 2011 header against Brazil will live on forever.
President Barack Obama poses for photos with a jersey he received from head coach Jill Ellis as he welcomed the U.S. Women's
President Barack Obama poses for photos with a jersey he received from head coach Jill Ellis as he welcomed the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team to the White House on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015. A ceremony was held to honor the team and its victory in the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.

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.” 

 

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