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#CHASINGMIA Continues as Abby Wambach and the U.S. Women's National Team Compete in Algarve Cup


  • Follow Wambach’s Quest to Become World’s All-Time Leading Scorer on ussoccer.com
  • Chase Continues as WNT Takes on Iceland at Algarve Cup Today Live on PPV

CHICAGO (March 6, 2013) – As the U.S. Women’s National Team heads into four matches at the 2013 Algarve Cup in Portugal, forward Abby Wambach is just five away from tying, and six away from breaking, the all-time international scoring record currently held by her former teammate, Mia Hamm.

Wambach continues the chase for Hamm's record with the WNT on the field in Portugal against Iceland at the Algarve Cup. The game kicked off at 9 a.m. ET and is live on PPV. The game will be re-aired on FOX Soccer at 9 a.m. ET on March 7. ussoccer.com will have video highlights of the game available in the afternoon on Wednesday.

Fans can follow #ChasingMia on ussoccer.com and the site will feature video of each of Wambach’s goals as they come, a special series of video interviews featuring both Wambach and Hamm, and several highlight videos of Wambach herself, including one which showcases 100 of her goals.

Hamm’s 158 career goals at one time looked unassailable, but the 5-foot-11 Wambach pounded in 27 in 2012, the second highest yearly total of her 12-year international career, and she is now within striking distance of the first international superstar of women’s soccer.

Wambach was named the 2012 FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year at the 2012 FIFA Ballon d’Or gala in Zurich, Switzerland, in early January and all eyes will be on her as she inches closer to the world goal scoring record. Hamm won the first two FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year awards in 2001 and 2002.

As part of #ChasingMia, fans will also find a list of all of Wambach’s goals for the USA so far, as well as a breakdown of some interesting statistics on her goal scoring exploits.

Fans can share their thoughts on the pursuit for the record using the hashtag #ChasingMia on Twitter, or like and share #ChasingMia posts from U.S. Soccer’s Facebook page.

The USA’s next seven matches will be on foreign soil. Following the four games in Portugal, all of which can be seen live on PPV or on delay on FOX Soccer, the USA will play Germany in Offenbach on April 5 and the Netherlands in The Hague on April 9 before returning to North America to face Canada on June 2 in Toronto.

In between those matches, Wambach and many of her U.S. teammates will be representing their National Women’s Soccer League clubs during the inaugural season that begins on April 13.

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