She’s dipped her toes into the pool during the FIFA elections, and now USWNT soccer legend Abby Wambach may have found her second career.
The all-time leading goal scorer in international competition, Wambach will be branching into the media field.
The Associated Press’ Anne M. Peterson says it’ll be as an analyst and contributor, while Sports Illustrated media mastermind Richard Deitsch expects her to dig a bit deeper into the reporting world.
Many athletes have succeeded in becoming broadcasters, but true reporting is a different animal. This will be an interesting story to follow.
Wambach’s name was in the news earlier this year when she plead guilty for a DUII charge. She retired from the playing field in December.
Abby Wambach is joining ESPN as an analyst and a contributor.
— Anne M. Peterson (@AnnieMPeterson) May 4, 2016
ESPN says @AbbyWambach is going to follow the path of Julie Foudy. Won’t be soccer-specific. Wants to branch into reporting/commentating.
— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) May 4, 2016