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This MAKER Is Coming to ESPN

Here's some great news for advancing women in sports: Abby Wambach is coming to ESPN.

Wambach, 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist, just signed a multi-year contract to work as an analyst and contributor to ESPN.

"I'm excited to join ESPN and to have the opportunity to tell stories that transcend soccer," Wambach said in a statement.

ESPN announced the retired US Women's Soccer star will cover international sporting events later this summer at the UEFA European Football Championship 2016 in France and the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

The network also announced that Wambach will contribute to ESPN Films projects and feature reports, as well as ESPN's news programs "E:60" and "Outside the Lines."

And later this month she will be launching a bi-weekly ESPN Audio podcast featuring notable personalities.

We're excited to see and hear Wambach shape sports conversations worldwide. Check out her MAKERS story in the video above.

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Photo Credit: Marla Aufmuth/Getty Images for Watermark Conference for Women 2016