Top Quotes by Abby Wambach

By | March 31, 2016

Whenever you get to win, you feel the satisfaction of all of your hard work, all the sacrifices, all the blood, sweat and tears. It feels right and makes you realise that you are really doing the right thing.

Abby Wambach

Sometimes when you fail, it allows you the opportunity to grow more motivation and get more intense about your training.

Abby Wambach

At the most elite level, your nutrition becomes a lifestyle: it’s not something you have to do when you’re preparing for Olympic games or World Cup games – you just do it. You’re more inclined to eat healthier because it’s better for your muscles.

Abby Wambach

The most important thing is that sometimes you have to go through hard times to get to the good stuff.

Abby Wambach

For any athlete growing up, the Olympics is the one thing you watch with your family, and it’s the one thing you dream about. Seeing your country’s flag go up as you get a gold medal is the best thing you can achieve.

Abby Wambach

Any good attacker will always beat a defender who’s face-marking you.

Abby Wambach

My parents, they’re the kind of people that didn’t want me to get a big head, so they just kept challenging me and challenging me.

Abby Wambach

Sometimes there has to be a goat on some level, and I’m totally fine with that being me.

Abby Wambach

I think there’s so much emphasis on body image and results and outcome, but really what you should be after is to be healthy and to feel good about yourself.

Abby Wambach

My nephew has type 1 diabetes, and it’s my goal and hope that in his lifetime there will be a cure for diabetes. There’s no place better to give the money to than the Juvenile Diabetes Association.

Abby Wambach

I think that in order to get better as an athlete and to see whatever kind of results you’re after, you have to make goals. Whether you write them down or tell someone about them, it’s important to set goals for yourself in order to achieve any kind of success.

Abby Wambach

The minute you step off that podium is the minute you start preparing for the next world championship. That’s kind of how I work. You celebrate for a brief moment, then you move on.

Abby Wambach

People don’t understand that the feel of the surface is so important for a footballer. The ball travels on the surface; our feet move on the surface – all of that goes into how the game is actually played.

Abby Wambach

I would say Hope Solo is competitive.

Abby Wambach

I’m fiercely patriotic, and the flag and the anthem is something that I really, really respect.

Abby Wambach

It’s a heavy burden to look up at the mountain and want to start the climb.

Abby Wambach

As a competitor, I want to continue to keep turning the chapters and keep challenging myself.

Abby Wambach

I would trade all the individual awards I’ve won for a World Cup.

Abby Wambach

As an athlete, you are literally programmed to endure a specific amount of pain.

Abby Wambach

I always think that struggle can bring out the best in people – or the worst.

Abby Wambach

I have never once dribbled the whole field and scored a goal by myself.

Abby Wambach

I’m pretty goofy. I laugh at my own jokes.

Abby Wambach

I want my legacy to be about the soccer, and if I can help people be happier in life in any capacity, awesome.

Abby Wambach

Winning, you can overlook so many things.

Abby Wambach

Forever, it was just soccer – passion, life, love. Then I got married, and I had to transfer some of my energy. I want to be my best for my country, but I also made a really big promise and choice to be the best in my marriage. That has not always been the easiest thing to manage.

Abby Wambach

When you can score three goals without the most prolific scorer in the world, you know you have a lot of depth, and it gives you confidence.

Abby Wambach

I’m a pretty decent cook. I like to grill. I have a smoker that I love. I love me some steak. And I’ll make a huge salad with a ton of vegetables.

Abby Wambach

I’m honestly not the kind of person who wants to step up to a podium, test the microphone and be like, ‘Hey, I’m homosexual and this is who I am, hear me roar.’ That’s not who I am.

Abby Wambach

I really enjoy helping people out, and I enjoy time spent with kids.

Abby Wambach

Nobody is offered a World Cup.

Abby Wambach

My teammates have put me in all different kinds of positions to score goals, and I can’t say it enough, and I really through and through believe it in my heart that I’m only as good as my teammates allow me to be.

Abby Wambach

I know that I was put on this planet to be an athlete.

Abby Wambach

I’m not sure if I’m going to get into coaching. I’m sure I’ll stay in soccer somehow.

Abby Wambach

It feels a little bit odd to me that you have some guys that have never lived in the United States that play for the United States because they were able to secure a passport. To me, that just feels like they weren’t able to make it for their country and earn a living, so they’re coming here.

Abby Wambach

If I can help a kid feel more comfortable in their skin because they’re struggling with maybe the things I struggled with in high school, that’s great.

Abby Wambach

I am going to change the world, and I’m talking to everybody in the possible world that I can get to that can help me to do that.

Abby Wambach

Sometimes if you have a coach or team-mates for too long, you get caught in certain routines. I think it’s good to shake up things a little bit.

Abby Wambach

You can’t cry when things get a little bit hard. You’ve just got to push through and know that there’s a reason and end to the means.

Abby Wambach

I’ve always had a dream of owning a restaurant.

Abby Wambach

To win a championship, you have to have a little bit of luck on your side.

Abby Wambach

My go-to karaoke? ‘Alone’ by Celine Dion.

Abby Wambach

The most important thing is to get better at your craft, and concussions and head impacts are a setback.

Abby Wambach

I want to do what I can to give the next generation of athletes added advantages in the game.

Abby Wambach

I want to reduce my risks as much as possible and hopefully be able to go to the World Cup fit, ready and healthy.

Abby Wambach

I think, as you grow older, you have figure out the best way to utilize not only your body but your skill.

Abby Wambach

When I was in college, I learned to really take care of my body and figured out what works best for me and what doesn’t work for me when it comes to my nutrition. That helped so much on the field because soccer is such a fitness-oriented game.

Abby Wambach

You know me, I’m not that kind of person that cares to unveil all of my personal things to the world because frankly, in terms of my soccer, it doesn’t matter.

Abby Wambach

I’m not in the business of politics.

Abby Wambach

I know that I’ll end up being a role model for many, many people out there for all kinds of reasons.

Abby Wambach

I can’t speak for other people, but for me, I feel like gone are the days that you need to come out of a closet. I never felt like I was in a closet. I never did. I always felt comfortable with who I am and the decisions I made.

Abby Wambach

Having different people come together and be on a team and win a world championship is literally, I think, the definition of being American.

Abby Wambach

A few goals is the way soccer is meant to be played.

Abby Wambach

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