Soccer Great Abby Wambach Plays Her Final Game03:54
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Abby Wambach celebrates the U.S. national team's 5-2 victory against Japan in the FIFA Women's World Cup on July 5 in Vancouver, Canada. Wambach will retire from professional soccer after one final game tonight. (Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)
Abby Wambach celebrates the U.S. national team's 5-2 victory against Japan in the FIFA Women's World Cup on July 5 in Vancouver, Canada. Wambach will retire from professional soccer after one final game tonight. (Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)
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Abby Wambach is retiring from professional soccer, and she plays her last game with the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team tonight in New Orleans against China. In her remarkable 14-year career, she’s scored 184 international goals.

NPR’s Shereen Marisol Meraji is in New Orleans, and she talks with Here & Now’s Eric Westervelt about what makes Wambach stand out.

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This segment aired on December 16, 2015.

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