Plus Abby Wambach on not being an LGBT spokesperson and more.
“Nope. It hasn’t been different at all. It hasn’t felt different at all and it’s not like it’s something I’ve been hiding. I feel it was a surprise for other people. For them it might be different. I don’t know. Frankly, I hope it’s different in a positive way, and if it’s not, I’m not going to tell people how to live their life and I surely wouldn’t tell people my life is the way you should be living. People get to choose what they do want to do with their life and I appreciated that. My parents can attest to this: I wanted to make my choices even as a teenager, and I’m happy (now). At the end of the day, that’s all that matters.”
"When I go to Los Angeles, I can blend in." - Abby Wambach
Megan Rapinoe, Abby Wambach and Heather O’Reilly on their winning game against Canada.
Abby Wambach is all “Where do you want me?” And I’m all “Wherever you want to be.”
Before any of the players get to play those games they have to make the team. Out coach Pia Sundhage has selected 27 players to participate in the intense, two week, training camp in Florida from which she will select the 18 players who will go to London to defend the gold medal the U.S. won in Beijing. There are plenty of fan favorites like Rapinoe, Abby Wambach and Hope Solo on the training camp roster as well as a few brand new faces hoping to make the team for the first time. After the team completes the grueling training camp in the heat of Florida they will be ready to play a few matches. - Lucy Hallowell