Abby Wambach would fire Jurgen Klinsmann from US coaching role
Record-breaking United States striker Abby Wambach said she "would definitely fire" US men's team boss Jurgen Klinsmann as she retired from football.
The 35-year-old, who has scored 184 goals in 255 matches, played in her last game as the US lost 1-0 to China.
But speaking before the game, she criticised German Klinsmann, who has been in charge since 2011.
"He hasn't really focused, I feel, enough attention on the youth programmes," said Wambach.
"Although he says he has, I don't think that he has. I don't think Jurgen and this litmus test on him has worked."
Wambach, who has scored more goals than any male or female player in international football history and helped the US win the World Cup in July, said Klinsmann had concentrated on recruiting the likes of German-born Jermaine Jones and Fabian Johnson rather than developing home-grown talent.
"I would definitely fire Jurgen. The way that he has brought in a bunch of these foreign guys is not something I believe in wholeheartedly," she added on the Bill Simmons Podcast.