U.S. Soccer Gold Medalist Abby Wambach Married Girlfriend And Teammate Sarah Huffman

The world’s most wonderful athlete power couple has been born.

1. U.S. women’s soccer star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Abby Wambach married her longtime girlfriend and teammate Sarah Huffman this past weekend.

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2. TMZ first broke the story, reporting the couple swapped vows on Saturday at the Po’ipu Kai Villas on the island of Kauai.

3. The ceremony was small and intimate, but acknowledged by Wambach on Wednesday afternoon:

4. A longtime supporter of LGBT rights, Wambach had never previously spoken publicly on her personal sexual orientation. Huffman came out earlier this year with an announcement in support of Athlete Ally.

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5. The two athletes, who also happen to be teammates on the Western New York Flash, have stayed very private about their relationship.


6. Rumors of the wedding spread as their registry became public online:

7. And on Twitter, Huffman slyly showed off her beautiful ring.

semi final v sky blue. lets go flash. ⚡⚽ & im following in others footsteps for equality #luckynailpolish #ithinkso

— shuffman14 (@Sarah Huffman)

8. Leading up to the big day, teammates and friends sent their well wishes:

Ahhhh congrats to two of the best people I know. I wish you a happy crazy love filled life together ❤️❤️❤️

— alexmorgan13 (@Alex Morgan)

10. Naturally it seemed nearly the entire U.S. women’s team was in attendance.

11. A few of the guests included:

12. Defender for the U.S. women’s national soccer team, Rachel Buehler:

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13. USWNT forward, Sydney Leroux:

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14. USWNT forward Alex Morgan — who did some very important cliff-jumping with Leroux:

“@sydneyleroux: Cliff jumping with @alexmorgan13 in Kauai! ” #amaze

— alexmorgan13 (@Alex Morgan)

15. And Kelley O’Hara, who was super excited to sit next to Sydney on the flight over:

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16. As for the actual photos of the lovely brides? We must wait.

17. Congratulations to the latest U.S. women’s soccer power couple — and arguably the most adorable newlyweds around.


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