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With the next World Cup nearly two years away, there’s little urgency surrounding Tuesday’s friendly. Yet even after 207 international appearances, Wambach doesn’t take wearing her country’s colors for granted.

She’s spent the past decade raising the bar for her sport, after all, and sees no point in slowing down now.

“I’m more excited than anybody,” Wambach said. “It’s always really fun to put the jersey on, get the gear, to be in the environment where the standard is higher. Those are the kind of environments that I thrive in.”