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Wambach may play abroad after Olympics
AFP, July 20th, 2012 3:57PM

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The collapse of Women's Professional Soccer has many U.S. players, including star forward Abby Wambach, looking overseas to further their club careers. Wambach, 32,  was player-coach at Florida-based magicJack before WPS went out of business last year. She will decide her future after the Olympic Games soccer tournament, which kicks off next week.

"A lot definitely depends on how this tournament ends up," said Wambach, who scored the winning goal in overtime in the Athens 2004 Olympic final against Brazil and missed the 2008 competition because of a broken leg. "You have to be smart about the choices you make and playing overseas would definitely be a possibility. I have had a lot of interest from Japan, Sweden and France."

Wambach is second on the all-time U.S. scoring list behind Mia Hamm with 138 goals from 182 games, and played in the 2011 Women's World Cup. The Americans finished second after losing a penalty-kick shootout in the final against Japan.

"It feels a bit like an eternity (since Athens 2004) -- especially as we were so close in the 2011 World Cup," she said. "That's the name of the game, though. We dedicate our lives to earning the chance to win championships and not running rings round teams. The game has evolved and the teams we are facing are so much stronger than they were 10 years ago."

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