News of Note: December 15, 2012: Mexico Defeats Brazil, USWNT May Host Scotland in February, 2015 WWC Logo Unveiled

News of Note: Final match of the Fan Tribute Series is tonightName and logo for the new women’s pro league to be revealed tonight… Mexico defeats Brazil in Brazil… Portland’s franchise will be named “Portland Thorns FC”… 2015 Women’s World Cup Canada Official Emblem unveiled… USWNT to host Scotland in February… 2013 Algarve Cup groups mostly confirmed… Continue reading “News of Note: December 15, 2012: Mexico Defeats Brazil, USWNT May Host Scotland in February, 2015 WWC Logo Unveiled”

Americans Abroad: Notes for August (2012)

With Germany’s Frauen-Bundesliga kicking off its season soon, here’s a quick and non-exhaustive review of news about Americans who are playing abroad, primarily in Sweden and Germany, but also in other leagues. Continue reading “Americans Abroad: Notes for August (2012)”

Americans Abroad: Sarah Hagen, Niki Cross, and Gina Lewandowski All Score in German Cup Semifinals

On Sunday and Monday, three Americans participated in the semifinals of the DFB-Pokal der Frauen, or Women’s German Cup. Each of the three Americans — Gina Lewandowski of FFC Frankfurt plus Sarah Hagen and Niki Cross of FC Bayern Munich — scored key goals and helped their teams advance to the German Cup final, which will be held on May 12th in Cologne at the RheinEnergieStadion.

(Quick match summaries and links to video highlights after the jump.) Continue reading “Americans Abroad: Sarah Hagen, Niki Cross, and Gina Lewandowski All Score in German Cup Semifinals”

Sarah Hagen Scores Twice in Bundesliga Debut

Sarah Hagen debuted for Frauen-Bundesliga side FC Bayern Munich on Sunday in their match against┬áSC Freiburg. It took just 23 minutes for Hagan to score her first professional goal, which proved to be the game-winner in her squad’s 3-0 win. Continue reading “Sarah Hagen Scores Twice in Bundesliga Debut”