And then along with Christie Rampone, she became the first American to lift the Women's World Cup championship trophy in 16 years.
Emotional: Abby Wambach, a record-breaking goal scorer, kissed her wife Sarah Huffman in a euphoric and touching moment after winning the World Cup in the last international soccer match of her career After being the catalyst, the one scoring the goals for so many years for the United States in the biggest matches, Wambach was 'sitting my rear-end on the bench,' during an electric first half where the Americans built a 4-1 lead on the strength of a hat trick from captain Carli Lloyd.'To be quite honest, I felt like I was in a dream sitting there on the bench watching Carli Lloyd go off and I'm so proud to be on this team and proud to be a part of something that in my opinion is really special,' Wambach said.'It wasn't just Carli Lloyd that won us this World Cup - although tonight showed us, our semifinal showed us that she's a huge reason why we have this World Cup title - it's the depth of this team and the ability of making those subs in the pivotal moments of certain games.
On Sunday, she lifted American coach Jill Ellis after the final whistle.
She ran to the stands to embrace her wife Sarah Huffman.
With appearances from their friends, family, teammates and lots of team babies.
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