December 16, 2015 5:23 PM EST

After leading the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team to a World Cup championship earlier this year, Abby Wambach is set to play her final game on Wednesday night in New Orleans. The 35-year-old superstar has had an incredible career. Along with her World Cup victory, she also won two Olympic gold medals, became the world’s all-time leading goal scorer (man or woman), and was recognized as one of TIME’s 100 in 2015. But in a Gatorade commercial released on the same day that Wambach will take the field for the last time, her message to fans is: “forget me.”

The spot features Wambach cleaning out her locker as she delivers a poignant voiceover during which she speaks about her hopes for the athletes that will come after her: “I want to leave a legacy where the ball keeps rolling forward, where the next generation accomplishes things so great that I am no longer remembered. So forget me, because the day I’m forgotten is the day we will succeed.”

Watch the full ad above.

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