Soccer star Abby Wambach has memoir scheduled for 2016

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Posted: Dec 07, 2015 9:13 AM
Soccer star Abby Wambach has memoir scheduled for 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — Soccer great Abby Wambach, the sport's leading international scorer, has a book deal.

Dey Street Books told The Associated Press on Monday that it had acquired a memoir by the two-time Olympic gold medalist and member of last summer's Women's World Cup champions. The book, also coming in a young adult edition, is called "Forward." It is scheduled for the fall of 2016.

The 35-year-old Wambach announced her retirement in October after a White House ceremony honoring the United States' World Cup team. She is scheduled to play her final match Dec. 16 against China in New Orleans.

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An advocate for closing the gender pay gap, she says in a statement issued through Dey Street that she hopes her book will "inspire others to dream big, and fight for a better world."