Abby Wambach, Former US Women’s Soccer Player Arrested for DUI, Police Say

By Dave Martin, Epoch Times
April 3, 2016 Updated: April 3, 2016

Retired soccer star Abby Wambach, 35, was charged with misdemeanor DUI early Sunday morning in Portland, Ore., after failing to stop at a red light, according to the Portland Police Bureau.

News Release: Former Olympic, World Cup and Professional Soccer Player Arrested for DUII (Photo)

Posted by Portland Police Bureau on Sunday, April 3, 2016


Wambach, who retired last December after helping lead the U.S. women to their first World Cup title since 1999, posted an apology on her Facebook page.

Last night I was arrested for DUII in Portland after dinner at a friend’s house. Those that know me, know that I have…

Posted by Abby Wambach on Sunday, April 3, 2016


For her career, Wambach retired with 184 goals—28 more than Mia Hamm, who held the record before her.

Perhaps her most famous goal was the dramatic header in the 122nd and final minute against Brazil in the quarterfinals of the 2011 World Cup and the Americans trailing 2–1. The goal improbably tied the match, in a game the U.S. was down a player for more than an hour, and forced it into penalty kicks, where the Americans won 5–3. Wambach, of course, made her penalty kick as well to send the U.S. to the semifinals.