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Wambach, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, retired last October, just three months after she played on the U.S. women’s team that beat Japan 5-2 in the World Cup finals.
Since retiring, Wambach has
actively campaigned for Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton and pushed FIFA, the international soccer association that has been under fire over allegations of widespread corruption, to include more women on its executive committee.
Wambach’s arrest comes three days after several of her former teammates
announced that they were filing a wage-discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that will seek pay that equals male players.