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Olympique Lyonnais takes revenge on Potsdam, wins Champions League

By Olaf Goldbecker

Olympique Lyonnais cared for an end of the German dominance in the Women’s Champions League. With a 2-0 win against Turbine Potsdam, they took revenge for the loss after a penalty shootout in the previous season. It was Olympique’s and France’s first international club title in women’s soccer. (more…)


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.


Champions League Semifinal: 2010 final rematch getting closer

By Olaf Goldbecker

On May 20, 2010, German club Turbine Potsdam won the Champions League in penalty shootout against French side Olympique Lyonnais. After the first matches of the 2011 semifinals, a rematch of this final seems to be most likely. (more…)


Germany news: Lewandowski will return to Frankfurt next season, SC Bad Neuenahr announce new coach

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…)


Germany: VfL Wolfsburg signs top striker Conny Pohlers

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…)


DFB Cup Final: Frankfurt takes revenge on Potsdam

By Olaf Goldbecker

The 31st DFB Cup final was awaited with huge excitement since the champion Turbine Potsdam was meeting runners up 1.FFC Frankfurt in a clash of the best German teams of the season. Frankfurt started the final having won seven titles, while Potsdam won the trophy three times (each time against Frankfurt). Frankfurt got a goal from Kerstin Garefrekes in the 48th minute, which snapped a 1-1 tie and proved to the the game-winner in the 2-1 win. (more…)


Arsenal, Potsdam, Olympique Lyonnais, FCR Duisburg advance to Champions League semifinals

The UEFA Women’s Champions League is now down to its final four after today’s second leg of the quarterfinal round. Our Game Magazine’s Olaf Goldbecker breaks down three of the four matches, and we have a recap of the Arsenal vs. Linkoping game that was decided on road goals. (more…)


European Club Ranking: Olympique Lyonnais new number 1

A new club placed itself on the throne in the European club ranking based on the results in the Champions League of the last five years. Long time top club Umea IK from Sweden has to leave the place on top after a disappointing season and is moved down to second place by French champions Olympique Lyonnais. The current semifinalists are followed in spots 3 to 5 by Arsenal LFC, FCR Duisburg, and Turbine Potsdam. The two German clubs are the only ones in the current competition to win all of their games and collecting the maximum number of 18 points so far. (more…)


League updates, including interviews with Lyon’s Sonia Bompastor and Fortuna Hjørring’s Lisa-Marie Woods

Several leagues throughout the world are in the midst of contending for the top playoff spot in their given leagues with players setting themselves apart from the rest with impressive stats. Take a look into this update to find out what’s happening right now in the women’s soccer world. Continue reading to see players’ input on how their team is doing and the impact that the Women’s World Cup will have on their season. (more…)


UEFA Women’s Champions League: Quarterfinal roundup

Our Game Magazine spanned the globe this week, covering the UEFA Women’s Champions League quarterfinal matches. Here are reports from England and Germany. First, Khaled El-Ahmad checks in following the 1-1 draw between Arsenal and Linkopings. Olaf Goldbecker reports from Germany after the Turbine Potsdam vs. FCF Juvisy match, which ended with a 3-1 Potsdam victory. He also provides updates on the Zvezda Perm vs. Olympique Lyonnais and Everton LFC vs. FCR Duisburg matches. (more…)


Turbine coach criticizes World Cup preparation

Turbine Potsdam Head Coach Bernd Schröder has criticized the German Soccer Association DFB in regards to the league schedule being cut short due to early World Cup preparation for Germany’s women’s national team. The normal Bundesliga schedule runs until mid-May and sometimes into June, but it was cut short this year, ending in mid-March. (more…)


Germany: Potsdam stays on top due to Bajramaj resurrection

No less than five makeup games were scheduled for the middle of this week in German Bundesliga. Turbine Potsdam defended its place on top of the standings Tuesday after a 5-2 win at SC Bad Neuenahr. Potsdam led 2-0 at halftime, but Bad Neuenahr equalized until the 60th minute. The match winner for Potsdam was Lira Bajramaj (she was taken out on Sunday, a major injury was suspected,  even the World Cup participation was endangered, according to reports). But on Monday, the relieve followed as Bajramaj played and scored four goals against Bad Neuenahr. (more…)


Turbine Potsdam makes big step towards German title

Just one week after FCR Duisburg made a big step back into the title race after defeating 1.FFC Frankfurt, their hopes were cut to a minimum the week after. In this weekends’ top game at Turbine Potsdam, Duisburg suffered a 1-0 loss on a goal by German international Anja Mittag. (more…)


Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC wins Internationales Frauen-Hallenfußball-Turnier um den Pokal der Sparkasse Bielefeld

Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC won the Internationales Frauen-Hallenfußball-Turnier um den Pokal der Sparkasse Bielefeld over the weekend. The international indoor tournament held in Bielefeld, Germany featured seven teams from four countries, and Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC defeated FCR Duisburg  of Germany, 5-0, in the deciding match. (more…)