World’s all-time leading goalscorer Abby Wambach was arrested for investigation for driving under influence (DUI) at Portland, Oregon. Wambach reportedly ran a red light while driving her Ranger Rover on Saturday night. However, the 35-year-old then took to Facebook on Sunday morning where she apologized.
“I take full responsibility for my actions. This is all on me. I promise that I will do whatever it takes to ensure that my horrible mistake is never repeated.” Wambach wrote on her Facebook page.
Wambach’s DUI arrest is not being let go easily by the U.S. men’s national team (USMNT) however. In reply to the 35-year-old’s criticism of USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsman’s extensive use of “foreign guys”, a few of its players had their fair share of dig towards the two-time Olympic gold medalist and World Cup champion.
“Must’ve been a foreign American player’s fault…….” Alejandro Bedoya tweeted.
Jozy Altidore also replied to the comment taking a shot towards the women’s national team goalkeeper Hope Solo. Solo’s husband Jerramy Stevens, who is a former NFL player was arrested for DUI last year while both were reportedly driving around in an official U.S. Soccer team van.
Both Bedoya and Altidore are U.S. nationals having been born in New Jersey. However, both have foreign parents and might have taken Wambach’s comments against players with dual nationalities personally.
Abby Wambach has scored 184 goals in 255 appearances for the US women’s national team. It has to be noted that this record is yet to be matched by any man or woman in international football history, according to BBC.
Wambach was declared as the FIFA Women’s Player of the Year in 2012 and has won the US Soccer Female Athlete of the Year winner six times.
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