Abby Wambach Takes On Co-Captain Duties

AP sports writer, Joseph White Jr., had an article out yesterday where we learned that USWNT head coach Pia Sundhage has named Abby Wambach as co-captain of the team (espn.com). Apparently, Christie Rampone will remain in her position as full captain, with Wambach taking an unspecified role that will be subordinate to the team’s last remaining 99’er. This move can also be viewed as part of a succession plan for the captaincy, as Rampone announced last September that she will retire sometime after the Olympics (USSoccer.com), with Wambach the most likely candidate to be captain in 2013.

Also, the article is worth a read as it provides some excellent insights into the relationship between Sundhage and Wambach.

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