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Wambach breaks Hamm’s mark for career goals

  • United States' Abby Wambach, center right, reacts after scoring a goal against South Korea as United States' Heather O'Reilly (9) and Crustal Dunn (6) and South Korea's Jeoun Eunha (18) look on during the first half of an international friendly soccer match at Red Bull Arena, Thursday, June 20, 2013, in Harrison, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    United States' Abby Wambach, center right, reacts after scoring a goal against South Korea as United States' Heather O'Reilly (9) and Crustal Dunn (6) and South Korea's Jeoun Eunha (18) look on during the first half of an international friendly soccer match at Red Bull Arena, Thursday, June 20, 2013, in Harrison, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

  • United States' Abby Wambach, center right, reacts after scoring a goal against South Korea as United States' Heather O'Reilly (9) and Crustal Dunn (6) and South Korea's Jeoun Eunha (18) look on during the first half of an international friendly soccer match at Red Bull Arena, Thursday, June 20, 2013, in Harrison, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    United States' Abby Wambach, center right, reacts after scoring a goal against South Korea as United States' Heather O'Reilly (9) and Crustal Dunn (6) and South Korea's Jeoun Eunha (18) look on during the first half of an international friendly soccer match at Red Bull Arena, Thursday, June 20, 2013, in Harrison, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

  • United States' Abby Wambach, left, reacts after scoring a goal against South Korea during the first half of an international friendly soccer match at Red Bull Arena, Thursday, June 20, 2013, in Harrison, N.J. With the goal Wambach ties for most scored goals with former US player Mia Hamm. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    United States' Abby Wambach, left, reacts after scoring a goal against South Korea during the first half of an international friendly soccer match at Red Bull Arena, Thursday, June 20, 2013, in Harrison, N.J. With the goal Wambach ties for most scored goals with former US player Mia Hamm. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

  • United States' Abby Wambach, left, reacts after scoring a goal against South Korea during the first half of an international friendly soccer match at Red Bull Arena, Thursday, June 20, 2013, in Harrison, N.J. With the goal Wambach ties for most scored goals with former US player Mia Hamm. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    United States' Abby Wambach, left, reacts after scoring a goal against South Korea during the first half of an international friendly soccer match at Red Bull Arena, Thursday, June 20, 2013, in Harrison, N.J. With the goal Wambach ties for most scored goals with former US player Mia Hamm. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

  • United States' Abby Wambach, center right, reacts after scoring a goal against South Korea as United States' Heather O'Reilly (9) and Crustal Dunn (6) and South Korea's Jeoun Eunha (18) look on during the first half of an international friendly soccer match at Red Bull Arena, Thursday, June 20, 2013, in Harrison, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
  • United States' Abby Wambach, center right, reacts after scoring a goal against South Korea as United States' Heather O'Reilly (9) and Crustal Dunn (6) and South Korea's Jeoun Eunha (18) look on during the first half of an international friendly soccer match at Red Bull Arena, Thursday, June 20, 2013, in Harrison, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
  • United States' Abby Wambach, left, reacts after scoring a goal against South Korea during the first half of an international friendly soccer match at Red Bull Arena, Thursday, June 20, 2013, in Harrison, N.J. With the goal Wambach ties for most scored goals with former US player Mia Hamm. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
  • United States' Abby Wambach, left, reacts after scoring a goal against South Korea during the first half of an international friendly soccer match at Red Bull Arena, Thursday, June 20, 2013, in Harrison, N.J. With the goal Wambach ties for most scored goals with former US player Mia Hamm. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Abby Wambach broke Mia Hamm’s record for international career goals by a soccer player when she scored three times in the first 29 minutes against South Korea last night.

Wambach got her 159th goal in the 29th minute on a line-drive header that ripped into the twine in the back of the net off a corner kick by Megan Rapinoe.

The 33-year-old forward blew a kiss into the crowd and then was mobbed by teammates.

In first-half injury time, Wambach added a fourth for the night.

Her first goal came on a shot in the box past South Korean goalkeeper Kim Jung-mi in the 10th minute. The second came nine minutes later in the friendly on a flicking header.

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