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Former Gator star Abby Wambach reaches soccer milestone



Former Florida standout Abby Wambach scored her 100th international goal Sunday in the United States' 1-0 win over Canada in her hometown of Rochester, N.Y.

It was Wambach's second international game since she broke her leg last July in the final pre-Olympic match. She joins eight other women's soccer players, including Americans Mia Hamm (158), Kristine Lilly (129), Michelle Akers (105) and Tiffeny Milbrett (100), in the 100-goal club.

"After this year I've had, the heartbreak of not going to the Olympics, all of that pain is worth it," she said. "There's nothing more you can ask for than play in front of your home crowd and come through with a milestone like I did today.

"I couldn't dream of a more picture perfect ending," she added. "I would give any Olympic gold to do that."

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 1:06pm]


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