The United States Women’s Soccer Team crushed Japan by a final score of 5-2 in Sunday’s World Cup Final, and though midfielder Carli Lloyd’s three goals would be all the U.S. needed to secure victory, another American player stole the spotlight in the match’s closing seconds.
All U.S. soccer fans knew that Sunday’s match would be the last time Abby Wambach suited up for international competition. The 35 year old has played on the national team since 2001, and though she was already a 2-time Olympic Gold medalist, Wambach — along with the rest of the American team — had never been part of a World Cup-winning squad.
Needless to say, emotions were running wild for one of the greatest players in U.S. Women’s soccer history on Sunday, and as stoppage time expired she celebrated the historic win with a most “2015-esque” gesture: locking lips with her wife, Sarah Huffman.
Wambach and Huffman have been married since 2013, but that didn’t stop Twitter from marking the emotional moment as another milestone for gay marriage.
ABBY WAMBACH KISSING HER WIFE, A UNION NOW RECOGNIZED THROUGHOUT THE USA, IS A PRETTY NICE ENDING TO THIS WORLD CUP https://t.co/1nfhQxGY38
— Ellie Hall (@ellievhall) July 6, 2015
How cool was Abby jumping into the stands to kiss her wife in front of millions on national TV? It's been a good few weeks. #PRIDE
— Abe Asher (@abe_asher) July 6, 2015
Abby Wambach kissed her wife after winning the World Cup and the whole bar went, "awwwwwww". How far we have come!
— Anne-Marije Rook (@amrook) July 6, 2015
[h/t: Business Insider]