Soccer Star Abby Wambach Marries Teammate

The happy news for the Olympian comes a year after being named FIFA's Player of the Year in 2012

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Abby Wambach (at right) with Sarah Huffman at the 2013 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 17, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. The couple got married in Hawaii on Saturday.

U.S. Women’s soccer star Abby Wambach, 33, announced her marriage to her 29-year-old teammate and longtime partner, Sarah Huffman, via Twitter Wednesday.

The wedding took place last Saturday at the Villas at Po’ipu Kai on the island of Kauai, Hawaii, as TMZ first reported. The two formerly both played in the shuttered Women’s Professonial Soccer (WPS) and Women’s United Soccer Association (WUSA) before playing together last season for the Western New York Flash in the first season of the National Women’s Soccer League.

Wambach, the 2012 FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year helped secure the U.S. gold medal victory at the London Olympics last year, and broke Mia Hamm’s record for most goals at 160 international goals in her career.

Here’s Wambach’s announcement: