More than 110 girls youth soccer teams in the Elite Clubs National League spent the weekend in Houston.
Monday was departure day so that meant hundreds of girls who play in the Under-14 through Under-17 age groups at the airport. Imagine their surprise — and hers — when the players recognized U.S. National Team star and World Cup champion Abby Wambach.
Wambach captured the moment on Instagram with photos and video.
“Literally every girl that plays youth soccer was in the Houston airport!!!,” she wrote
She added, “Finally felt like a superstar. Hahaha. They are still following me.”
Wambach is a superstar to more than just youth soccer players as evidenced by the massive outpouring of support and well wishes from other athletes, her teammates and many others when she announced her retirement.