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One Last Goodbye To My Friend Abby Wambach, by Hope Solo


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She could always find a way to win.

Abby always lived in — and for — the biggest moments, and they always came to her organically. I’m going to miss looking into Abby’s eyes in the biggest games, knowing we can get it done. It’s not the everyday games, not the friendlies. It’s the big-game moments when you find the eyes of those you know will make things happen. Every team has a few people like that, those for whom no words are necessary.

It’s The Look: You’re going to do whatever you have to do. I’m going to do whatever I have to do. And we’re going to find a way to win.

There’s something about how Abby and I found each other’s eyes in those moments. That look — that unbeatable confidence — is what I’ll miss the most.