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US Soccer Forward Abby Wambach Plays Her Final Game

The 35-year-old U.S. soccer star is retiring after Wednesday's game against China.

By Matt Moreno | December 16, 2015

The Abby Wambach era is over. 

The 35-year-old USA soccer forward is playing her final game against China. (Video via Time

"After much deliberation and talking with my friends, family, teammates and our coaching staff, I've decided to finally bring my soccer career to an end," Wambach said in a statement. (Video via The National Press Club

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Wambach has 184 goals in 254 international matches — the most of any men's or women's player. She's a six-time U.S. soccer athlete of the year, 2011 Associated Press female athlete of the year, 2012 FIFA world player of the year, 2004 and 2012 gold medalist and a 2015 World Cup winner.

Wambach retires as one of the greatest international women's soccer player's ever.

"We just got to believe," Wambach said before the 2015 World Cup. "That's a wrap, for me."

This video includes images from Getty Images.

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