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Abby Wambach to play for Western New York Flash

Rochester Business Journal
January 11, 2013

Pittsford native Abby Wambach, who this week was named the best female soccer player in the world, will play professionally for the Western New York Flash this season, officials announced Friday.

Wambach was one of six players from the United States, Canada or Mexico assigned to the Flash by the fledgling National Women’s Soccer League. The team will be based in the Buffalo area, and play its home matches at Sahlen’s Stadium in Rochester.

Wambach will be joined by U.S. colleague Carli Lloyd. The Flash also was allocated Bryana McCarthy and Jodi-Ann Robinson from Canada, and Veronica Perez and Pamela Tajoner from Mexico.

The NWSL’s seven other teams each received three U.S. players.

The league is organized and administered by the U.S. Soccer Federation. It begins play in the spring.

The other franchises are the Boston Breakers, Chicago Red Stars, FC Kansas City, Portland Thorns FC, Sky Blue FC, Washington Spirit, and Seattle Reign FC.

On Monday, Wambach became the second American to be voted Women's World Player of the Year by the International Federation of Association Football.

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