Abby Wambach continues to celebrate the Olympic gold medal earned by the U.S. women's soccer team this year, and she has recently announced that she will be participating in a soccer camp in Binghamton, New York. However, the camp is not the only thing that is keeping Wambach busy after the Olympics.
Abby Wambach will be teaching at the Greater Binghamton Sportsplex soccer camp with several U.S. women's national team members in Dec. 2012. Shannon Boxx, Sara Huffman and Abby Wambach will spend two days with campers in the soccer clinic to share their expertise. This is not the first time that the U.S. team members have provided instruction at soccer camps across the country.
Free Burritos For Life
Teaching at soccer camps is not the only prize that Abby Wambach has earned since the 2012 Olympic gold medal. She recently shared that Chipotle offered her a special gold card that allows her to have free burritos for life. On her official Twitter page, she posted that it was the "happiest day ever" after learning that Chipotle was giving her the card. Wambach's multiple posts about her love of the brand have finally paid off for her.
FIFA Women's World Player of the Year Award
Abby Wambach is also one of the U.S. team members nominated for the FIFA Women's World Player of the Year award. Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe and Carli Lloyd have also been nominated for this honor. FIFA announced 10 nominees for World Player of the Year, but the list will be narrowed down to three with an official statement released to the public on Nov. 29. The U.S. women's team is competing with Camille Abily, Miho Fukumoto, Marta, Aya Miyama, Homare Sawa and Christine Sinclair.
Wambach made it to the top three list in 2011, but the award was ultimately given to Japan's Homare Sawa. She has never won FIFA Women's World Player of the Year despite the nominations, and Mia Hamm is the only U.S. woman to have received it twice. The final award ceremony has been scheduled for Jan. 7 at an annual gala.
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