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U.S. women fall to Denmark

U.S. women fall to Denmark

The United States women's national team stumbled to a second straight defeat at the Algarve Cup on Monday as Nadia Nadim scored a pair of first-half goals in a 5-3 Denmark victory to close out Group B play.

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Messi collects fourth FIFA Ballon d'Or

Messi collects fourth FIFA Ballon d'Or

ZURICH, Switzerland, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Lionel Messi was announced Monday as the winner of the FIFA Ballon d'Or, symbolic of being the best soccer player in the world in 2012.
Messi heads FIFA Player of the Year list

Messi heads FIFA Player of the Year list

SAO PAULO, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Lionel Messi, who has won the last three FIFA men's soccer Player of the Year awards, is among three finalists for the 2012 honor.

Monday's Olympic Highlights

LONDON, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Monday's highlights from the Olympics:
Olympic Roundup: Parity at the Games

Olympic Roundup: Parity at the Games

LONDON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- China and the United States combined to win just six of the 57 medals awarded at the Olympics Monday, thus leaving plenty for everybody else.

Dramatic win puts U.S. in soccer final

LONDON, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Alex Morgan scored with 30 seconds left in the second overtime period Monday, giving the U.S. women a pulsating 4-3 win over Canada in the Olympic semifinals.
Olympic Roundup: Phelps, newcomers shine

Olympic Roundup: Phelps, newcomers shine

LONDON, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- The man whose record-setting career is almost over and two young women whose careers are just beginning staged three races to remember at the Olympics Friday.
U.S. women reach Olympic soccer semis

U.S. women reach Olympic soccer semis

MANCHESTER, England, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Abby Wambach scored early Friday and Sydney Leroux tallied late to put the U.S. women in the Olympic soccer semifinals with a 2-0 win over New Zealand.
U.S. women complete group play with win

U.S. women complete group play with win

MANCHESTER, England, July 31 (UPI) -- Abby Wambach scored in the 25th minute Tuesday and that goal stood up to give the United States a 1-0 win over North Korea in the Olympic soccer tournament.

U.S. women clinch soccer quarterfinal berth

LONDON, July 28 (UPI) -- Megan Rapinoe scored in the first half Saturday and the United States broke it open late to down Colombia 3-0 and earn an Olympic soccer quarterfinal berth.
U.S., Japan open with women's soccer wins

U.S., Japan open with women's soccer wins

GLASGOW, Scotland, July 25 (UPI) -- The United States opened the 2012 Olympics women's soccer tournament Wednesday with a comeback victory over France, while Japan also logged a win.

U.S. tops Japan in women's soccer

HALMSTED, Sweden, June 18 (UPI) -- Alex Morgan and Abby Wambach each scored two goals Monday in leading the U.S. women's national soccer team to a 4-1 win over Japan in a match in Sweden.

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† Appearances (Goals). ‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 July 2011

Mary Abigail "Abby" Wambach (born June 2, 1980) is an American Olympic medalist and professional soccer player. A four-time winner of the U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year award, she has been a regular on the US Women's National Team since 2003 and is the third highest scorer for the US Women's National Team with over 100 goals in international play. She scored the gold-medal-winning goal in the 2004 Olympics.

Wambach was born in Pittsford, New York, the youngest of seven children of Pete and Judy Wambach. She is a 1998 graduate of Our Lady of Mercy High School where she lettered in soccer and basketball. She was named the NSCAA Player of the Year and the Umbro Player of the Year in her senior year.

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