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Sarah Huffman is an American former professional soccer player who last played for Portland Thorns FC of the NWSL. Sarah Huffman came out as gay in a statement on the Athlete Ally website supporting equality in sports.

Quick Facts

Full name: Sarah Eileen Huffman

Date of birth: March 5, 1984

Place of birth: Danbury, Connecticut, US

Education: Marcus High School, University of Virginia

Sexual preference: Bisexual

Net worth: $10 million

Jersey Number: #19

Soccer clubs: Virginia Cavaliers (Youth); Washington Freedom, Portland Thorns (Senior)

Social media: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

Early Years

Huffman was born in Danbury, Connecticut. She grew up in Flower Mound, Texas and attended Marcus High School. She has not revealed her parents, brothers and sisters details. The information is under review and will soon be updated.

She attended the University of Virginia. Sarah received her Bachelor of Science (Kinesiology) and Masters degree (Education) in 2008.

A four-year starter, she is one of the top players in the school’s history. She was a two-time NSCAA All-American, a two-time Soccer America MVP, and a three-time first-team All-ACC selection.

Sarah Huffman in an interview at the soccer field


In 2004, Huffman was named the ACC Defensive Player of the Year and was also Co-MVP of the ACC Tournament as the Cavaliers won the first conference championship in school history. She was named Virginia State Player of the Year and was a finalist for Soccer Buzz National Player of the Year.

As a senior in 2005, she was named Soccer Buzz All-American, Soccer America MVP, and NSCAA All-American. She ended her collegiate career with 12 goals and 28 assists.

She became a member of the 2007 W-League champion, Washington Freedom. In 2008, she played for the Norwegian team, Røa IL.

Huffman was the number one pick in Round 1 of the 2008 WPS General Draft and signed with the Washington Freedom in Women’s Professional Soccer. In 2012, Huffman signed with the Pali Blues in the W-League.

In 2013, Huffman signed with the Western New York Flash. On April 5, 2014, Huffman was traded with a player to be named later to the Portland Thorns for Courtney Wetzel, Kathryn Williamson.

Huffman was also a member of the U-16, U-17, U-19, U-21, and the U-23 United States women’s national soccer teams. She helped her team win the 2002 FIFA U-19 Women’s World Championship and won the Nordic Cup with the U-21s in 2004, 2005, and 2007.

On November 18, 2014, Huffman took retirement from professional soccer.

Sarah Huffman - professional soccer player


Sarah Huffman is a bisexual and as of now, she is single. Previously Sarah was married to her longtime girlfriend, Abby Wambach, in Hawaii. They got married on October 5, 2013.

In a new autobiography, Wambach announced that she and Huffman are divorcing. Their divorce was finalized in 2016. Currently, Sarah resides in Portland, Oregon, in her own house, which she bought earlier along with her ex-wife Abby.

She is happily single but her ex-wife Abby Wambach has found love again. Abby is in a relationship with Glennon Doyle Melton.

Sarah Huffman’s Instagram account with nearly 14k followers is private. Her Twitter account with a similar following hasn’t been updated since 2016.

Sarah Huffman is being congratulated after the game

Sarah Huffman Now

From 2014 to 2020 she served as a board member at Make-A-Wish Oregon.

Sarah is currently (October 2021) working full-time at Nike in Portland, Oregon as a Product Line Manager – Kids Sportswear Footwear (Source: Sarah Huffman’s LinkedIn profile).

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