News of Note: Abby Wambach scores her 150th international goal… Chicago Red Stars announce coaching staff… Norway’s Hegerberg sisters to Turbine Potsdam?… City of São Paulo Tournament continues today.
Abby Wambach scores her 150th international goal: In last night’s Fan Tribute match against China, Abby Wambach netted her 149th and 150th international goals in a United States Women’s National Team jersey, putting her just 8 goals behind Mia Hamm’s all-time record of 158 career international goals. Wambach’s two goals also upped her calendar year tally to 25 goals. See Also: Highlights from yesterday’s match, U.S. Soccer match report.
Chicago Red Stars announce coaching staff: Yesterday, the Chicago Red Stars, who will be part of the United States’ new women’s professional league, issued a press release announcing their primary coaching staff for next season. Rory Dames, who is also the director of coaching for Eclipse Select youth club, will continue in his third year as head coach of the Red Stars. His first assistant head coach will be Northwestern alumna Stephanie Foster, who was previously the head coach at her alma mater from 2006 to 2011. The second assistant coach is Christian Lavers, who also serves as the director of coaching for Wisconsin Eclipse and is the President of Elite Clubs National League (ECNL). The goalkeeper coach is Louisville alumnus Trae Manny.
Norway’s Hegerberg sisters to Turbine Potsdam? 17 year-old 5’10” forward Ada Hegerberg (FIFA profile), who scored a hat trick in the recent Norwegian Cup final (NRK.no, video highlights), and her 19 year-old 5’7″ midfielder sister, Andrine (FIFA profile), both appear to be heading to Germany’s Turbine Potsdam, from their current club Staebek (UEFA.com), according to reports out of Norway (NRK.no, in Norwegian). However, their contracts are yet to be finalized. Potsdam is currently second in the Frauen-Bundesliga and has Americans Alyssa Naeher (goalkeeper), Keelin Winters (defender), and Alex Singer (defender), plus international stars Yuki Ogimi (forward, Japan) and Genoveva Anonma (forward, Equatorial Guinea) on its roster (in German).
City of São Paulo Tournament continues today: The Torneio Internacional Cidade de São Paulo de Futebol Feminino begins its second match day this evening with Portugal facing Denmark (4:30 p.m. ET) and Mexico taking on Brazil (6:50 p.m. ET)