Wambach: World Cup Title "A Win For Women Everywhere"

The U.S. women's World Cup title went beyond soccer, Abby Wambach says

Reiter Than You
July 10, 2019 - 8:30 pm

The U.S. Women’s National Team winning the World Cup went beyond soccer; it was a push toward opportunity and equality.

“A win for the women’s national team is a win for women everywhere because it’s almost like our women’s national team is this litmus test of what’s possible,” Abby Wambach told Bill Reiter. “And they’re doing it under extreme circumstances where they haven’t been given the same kind of resources that men have been given, that our men’s team has been given, and yet, they’re still so successful. You can imagine what it could be if they were given the same resources.”

Reiter and his wife were inspired by the women’s run to a world title. So was their 9-year-old daughter.

“When I say I’m doing this thing and we all collectively buy into doing this thing that’s bigger than us, that’s exactly what we’re talking about,” Wambach said. “It’s so hard to really pinpoint what that bigger thing is, and it’s inspiring young kids. . . . For little girls, for people out there who are inspired by our women’s team, let that bleed into your own life. It is possible for change to happen. And if you need the inspiration and you don’t know where to look, our women’s national team is for sure a landing spot.”