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World champion Germany announces World Cup roster

By Olaf Goldbecker

Germany Head Coach Silvia Neid announced the squad which is expected to defend the title at the 2011 World Cup in the nation of the reigning champion. Two world champions of 2007 did not make the final cut. Defender Sonja Fuss (FCR Duisburg) and forward Anja Mittag (Turbine Potsdam) will have to watch this year’s competition on TV. Also taken off the roster were defender Josephine Henning (Turbine Potsdam) and forward Conny Pohlers (1.FFC Frankfurt), as well as keeper Lisa Weiss (SG Essen-Schönebeck). (more…)

U.S. Coach Pia Sundhage names 21-player World Cup roster

The U.S. Women’s National team roster for the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany was announced this morning. Coach Pia Sundhage is taking three keepers, seven defenders, seven midfielders, and four forwards to Germany for the tournament, which takes place from June 26-July 17. Nine of the players were part of the 2007 U.S. Women’s World Cup team that finished in third place in China. (more…)

Germany News: VfL Wolfsburg to add Lena Goessling

VfL Wolfsburg and 1.FFC Frankfurt dominate the offseason moves in German Bundesliga. Wolfsburg adds another spectacular move and is about to buy National Team player Lena Goessling out of her contract with SC Bad Neuenahr. The North Germans offered the defensive mid a three-year contract. The move can be seen under the background that Wolfsburg recently added Mark-Oliver Stricker as assistant coach, Goessling’s former youth coach.

Chioma Igwe to SC Freiburg

Former Boston Breakers and Chicago Red Stars midfielder Chioma Igwe has signed a two-year contract to play for SC Freiburg, a German club recently promoted to Bundesliga after finishing first in the South Division of 2. Bundesliga this past season. Igwe will join SC Freiburg at the end of June 2011. Until then, she will play for the Bay Area Breeze of Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL). (more…)

Germany news: Dszenifer Marozsan out for the World Cup

One of Germany’s shining future stars who won the U-20 Women’s World Cup last summer, had her dream of playing in the World Cup in her home nation come to an end. In Sunday morning’s practice, Dszenifer Marozsan suffered a torn ligament in the right knee and is expected to be out for six weeks. National Team Coach Silvia Neid reacted and nominated Conny Pohlers for the preliminary World Cup roster.

Germany news: Lira Bajramaj to leave Potsdam

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.