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LAUREN HOLIDAY ANNOUNCES THE END OF HER CAREER WITH THE U.S. NATIONAL TEAM

July 20, 2015 06:26 PM


Only minutes after winning the 2015 Women’s World Cup title earlier this month, United States national team players were being questioned about their futures.

That the 2015 Women’s World Cup would mark the end for some United States national team players’ careers seemed inevitable. The U.S. was the oldest of the 24 teams at the tournament, with an average age of more than 29.

Abby Wambach, 35, had finally won the World Cup in her last attempt. Shannon Boxx did the same at 38. Longtime captain Christie Rampone, playing in her fifth World Cup, won the tournament for the second time after turning 40 during the competition.

Retirement questions loomed for these legends, but none of them have committed to that finality. Rampone said she will play at the 2016 Rio Olympics
“if my body holds up,” and Wambach has dodged all questions regarding her future, saying that she is living in the moment and not yet ready to decide what she will do about the Olympics.

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