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Wambach breaks Hamm's mark for career goals

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HARRISON, N.J. -

Abby Wambach has broken Mia Hamm's record for international career goals by a soccer player.

Wambach scored three times in the first 29 minutes against South Korea on Thursday night to break Hamm's mark of 158 international goals.

The U.S. won the match 5-0.

Wambach got her 159th 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.

Ben Davis graduate Lauren Cheney set up the first two goals on crossing passes.

Wambach's fourth goal was an easy tap-in off Alex Morgan's setup.

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