Many of you may be unaware, but I actually covered the USWNT quite a bit before heading over to Europe, so I was around when Abby Wambach came into a team that featured Mia Hamm and all the other superstars of that era whose names and games we all know so well.
As such, I can testify to the reason they both chuckle so hard when Mia describes #20 as being quiet in training - Wambach was already the team card on a team of cards back then. It was a joy to watch her train up close and not just for the soccer reasons.
While getting ready for my Turkey trip, I missed watching her break the record and subsequently posting on it. But it's never too late to honor a great.
- Greg Seltzer