Abby Wambach joins ESPN as TV analyst, podcast host
Retired U.S. soccer star Abby Wambach is joining ESPN as an analyst and a contributor. Wambach, who is the leading goal scorer of all time, will cover the European Championships in France and the Rio Olympics in August.
But her role won't be limited to soccer: She'll work across multiple platforms including ESPN Films and shows including "Outside the Lines," according to the network. Wambach also will produce a podcast, "Fearless Conversation with Abby Wambach," in which she'll take on topical issues, including comments she made regarding foreign-born players on the men's U.S. national team.
Wambach, the FIFA World Player of the year in 2012, scored 184 career goals, more than any other player, male or female.
“My soccer career has provided me with a lot of different experiences that brings more than Xs and Os to the table,” Wambach said in a statement. “I’m excited to join ESPN and to have the opportunity to tell stories that transcend soccer.”
She retired in December after 15 years with the U.S. women's national team.