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Abby Wambach congratulates Christine Sinclair and Canada on historic win

Abby Wambach has committed herself to growing the women's game after retiring from her illustrious career. (Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

American soccer legend and two-time Olympic gold medalist Abby Wambach congratulated Christine Sinclair and the Canadian national team on their gold-medal win on Saturday.

In a video Wambach’s wife, author Glennon Doyle, posted to Twitter, the two-time Olympic gold medalist delivered a heartfelt message to the Canadian captain.

“Sincy, nobody deserves it more than you, sister,” Wambach said.

“Congratulations to all of Canada, all of the players, also all the players who built the program,” she continued. “The Charmaine Hoopers, the Tancredis, the Sophie Schmidts. You guys are all part of this win.”

Wambach also wrote a congratulatory message to Team Canada on Twitter.

Sinclair, 38, said after the game Friday that she hasn’t thought about her playing future with the Canadian national team beyond the victory tour.

“I haven’t thought about it. I’m not gonna make a decision out of joy or pain, depending on how this tournament ended,” she said. “I never do that.”