American soccer player and part of the 2015 Women's World Cup-winning U.S. team Abby Wambach joined Lubbock's First News to talk about the whirlwind experience that followed her team's amazing victory.

"It's been an amazing couple of weeks," said Wambach of winning this year's World Cup. "Kind of a whirlwind tour going all over the country talking and celebrating."

Since then, Wambach has partnered with a trade association that represents lawn care products. She's fighting to make sure that kids are safe, healthy and happy and getting to play on natural grass.

Wambach admitted she couldn't imagine playing on artificial turf in the Texas weather. She said it was is so hot here that she would think playing on an artificial surface could be life threatening.

"If we're covered in artificial surfaces, that is not a pretty planet," said Wambach.

Wambach decided to retire from World Cup Soccer, but hasn't made a final decision on what her plans are for next summer at the 2016 Olympics. Could America see Wambach representing them again?

"The reality is if I'm good enough, if I can make the eighteen-player squad then it would really be hard to say no to playing another and final year of what seems to have been a storied career," said Wambach.

Listen to the entire interview with Abby Wambach in the video above.

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