Marta, Abby Wambach mull futures

Updated: January 9, 2012, 10:39 AM ET
Associated Press

ZURICH -- FIFA world player of the year candidates Abby Wambach and Marta say they haven't committed to continue playing in the United States.

Brazil forward Marta praised the five-team Women's Professional Soccer league, where she has played for three seasons, but says "there are also possibilities" to play in Europe.

Wambach, who led the U.S. to the 2011 Women's World Cup final, says she and Marta are "both probably deciding what to do."

Wambach says "the most important thing" is helping the U.S. qualify for the 2012 London Olympics. The 31-year-old also says she must protect against injuries and "be very careful" before signing a team contract.

She was player-coach with Florida-based magicJack, a franchise that was terminated in October.

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