September 1, 2012; Rochester, NY, USA; USA forward Abby Wambach (14) salutes her home town crowd after a friendly match against Costa Rica at Sahlen

Barack Obama Congratulates Abby Wambach


President Barack Obama has already addressed the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs historic game 7 last night via a spokesman. When the leader of the free world decided to congratulate U.S. Women’s National Team he took a more direct route electing to reach out via Twitter.

Mia Hamm was the previously the highest goalscorer in international history finding the back of the net 158 times in 275 appearances. Many thought this record would be nearly impossible to beat, but Abby Wambach did it incredible style.

She entered the game with 156 career goals, two behind Mia Hamm’s mark. She then caught fire and scored an improbably four goals in the first half to pass Hamm’s record and claim the title of “greatest goal scorer” in women’s soccer.

And it took Abby Wambach 207 games, 68 less than Mia Hamm.

“It has never been my goal to break any world records,” Wambach said, via Pro Soccer Talk. “Especially one that my idol Mia Hamm had set. My personal goal would be to assist on many more Alex Morgan goals, so that she one day could break my record.”

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