Don't count Abby Wambach out of 2016 Rio Olympics just yet

Written By Seth Vertelney
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U.S. national team forward Abby Wambach says she's planning on playing in next summer's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Speaking on a Fox affiliate in her hometown of Rochester, N.Y., Wambach said: "What's next for me, my life plan? I haven't decided about what I'm going to do. I'm planning on playing next summer in Rio, but I gotta let my body recover."

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Wambach, 35, had one goal at this summer's Women's World Cup. She started the final three games of the USA's winning run from the bench.

"I'm going to vacation with my family over the next couple of weeks," Wambach said. "I'm excited to go and vacation, get away from a little bit of the whirlwind I've been on, to rest, relax and to be able to make maybe some of those future decisions."

Though Wambach says she plans on playing in Rio, it's unclear if she'll be selected for the team. The Olympic roster size is 18 players, compared with 23 for the World Cup.


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