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Everyone loves Abby: Behind the scenes with Wambach, leader of the Wolfpack

“Here we go,”  I whispered to my director and producer as we stood on the porch of Abby Wambach’s home, my fist just about to knock on the door of one of the most prolific female athletes of our time.

A soccer player myself, I was a fangirl about to meet a legend. Ramaa, Hope and I had been invited to Wambach’s house because we were shooting a commercial with the icon, her wife and their daughters. The three of us were nervous. But I was about to discover we had no reason to be.

Sure, she is #20, the Scoringest Pro Soccer Player Ever (girls and guys).

Yeah, she once had to get her head stapled back together during a World Cup qualifier and kept playing.

And of course Abby’s also a badass off the field, fighting for the U.S. Women’s National Soccer team to get equal pay, sharing her story of resilience in her memoir Forward, and inspiring all women to come together and lead in her brand new book, Wolfpack.

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