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RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CA - FEBRUARY 02: Former soccer player Abby Wambach speaks at the AOL 2016 MAKERS conference at Terranea Resort on February 2, 2016 in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

NEW YORK — Abby Wambach just scored a new gig with ESPN.

The retired U.S. Women’s Soccer star has been hired to serve as an analyst and contributor for the sports network.

Wambach will cover soccer during the Rio Olympics and the UEFA European Championships this summer and will also for other parts of the network such as ESPN Films and shows like “Outside the Lines.”

She’ll also host a new podcast called “Fearless Conversation with Abby Wambach.”

Wambach has often been outspoken and recently came out against gender pay issues within U.S. Soccer.

Wambach, who announced her retirement in October, scored 184 goals in 252 matches while playing on the national team. She holds the worldwide record for most goals scored — for both men and women.

Wambach played on the national team since 2001 and won two gold Olympic gold medals as well as the 2015 FIFA World Cup.

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