Lira Bajramaj confirmed Sunday that she had played her last home game for Turbine Potsdam. Monday, she signed with Frankfurt through the end of the 2014 season. The German Women’s National Team midfielder was a nominee this year for the FIFA World Player of the Year.
The latest addition of 1.FFC Frankfurt is a goalkeeper of champion Turbine Potsdam, 21-year-old Desiree Schumann. Schumann will change clubs after the season and signed a three-year contract with Frankfurt. In Potsdam, Schumann often shared the starting position with her three years younger competitor Anna Sarholz with the latter usually being in goal in the important games. In Frankfurt, Schumann is expected to have a “learning year” behind Nadine Angerer before taking over her starting role.
Runners up 1.FFC Frankfurt announced the re-signing of Gina Lewandowski for the upcoming season. Lewandowski currently is with the Western New York Flash in Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) and will re-join the German team for the 2011/12 season once the WPS season has concluded. SC Bad Neuenahr announced its new coach, 49-year-old England native Colin Bell. He spent seven years of his active career in Germany and has stayed their since. He has been coaching men’s teams, and is new in women’s soccer. His contract is for two seasons. (more…)
Just a few days after locking in top striker Conny Pohlers, Vfl Wolfsburg has signed central defender Josephine Henning from Turbine Potsdam. The 22-year-old played for Potsdam for the past two years, has two caps for German Women’s National Team, and is currently on Germany’s preliminary World Cup roster. (more…)
VfL Wolfsburg was catching the attention in German women’s soccer with two recent signings. Joining the club will be Conny Pohlers of 1.FFC Frankfurt. Pohlers, a former Atlanta Beat player in the WUSA, finished the season as the top striker with 25 goals. She recently verbally attacked German National Team coach Silvia Neid for not being named to the World Cup roster. (more…)