Retired U.S. soccer star Abby Wambach to join ESPN
Retired U.S. Women’s National Team soccer star Abby Wambach is joining ESPN.
The network announced that Wamback will be an analyst and contributer. According to the network, she will cover the European Championships in France beginning in June and the Olympic Games in Rio in August.
Wambach will contribute across multiple ESPN platforms including, “Outside the Lines” and will have her own podcast called, “Fearless Conversation with Abby Wambach.”
Former USWNT soccer star Julie Foudy, Wambach’s teammate in the early 2000‘s, works for ESPN as a reporter and analyst.
Wamback retired in December after playing for the women’s national team for 14 years, making 254 international appearances and scoring 184 goals. She has won two Olympic gold medals and the 2015 Women’s World Cup.
Earlier this spring, Wambach was arrested for a DUI and since has publicly apologized for the incident.