Rapinoe's Lyon stunned in Women's Champions League
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Megan Rapinoe's Lyon, winner of the 2011 and 2012 UEFA Women's Champions League and runner-up in 2013,
didn't even survive the fall campaign of the 2013-14 edition. It lost at home to German club FFC Turbine Potsdam, 2-1, blowing a two-goal aggregate lead and going out on away goals before a crowd of
Rapinoe played the first half before being taken out of the game. Maren Mjelde's penalty kick in the 73rd minute decided the series
after Stefanie Draws' goal in the 33rd minute canceled out Camille Abily's goal.
Alex Singer, Potsdam's lone American, did not play.
Five Americans -- Ashlyn Harris, Whitney
Engen, Ali Krieger, Christen Press and Meghan Klingenberg -- started for
Tyreso in its 4-0 win over Fortuna Hjorring that moved the Swedish runner-ups into the final eight with a 6-1 aggregate win.
Engen had the first Tyreso goal. Press finished the year with
37 goals in 37 games.
Arianna Criscione was the backup to Swiss keeper Gaelle Thalmann in Italian club
Torres' 2-0 win over Russia's FC Rossiyanka that moved it into the quarterfinals with a 2-1 aggregate win.
Austria's SV Neulengbach completed the final eight that also includes defending
champion Wolfsburg, English clubs Arsenal Ladies and Birmingham City Ladies and Barcelona.
No comments yet.
|Recent Soccer America Daily Report | Brad Evans on CBA: 'We handcuffed ourselves' Aug. 4, 2:36 a.m. |
Five months after the MLS Players Union and MLS reached an agreement on a new Collective ... CCL: Brutal road trip takes RSL to Guatemala City Aug. 4, 2:16 a.m.
The good news is Real Salt Lake is battling on three fronts. The bad news is ... Milestone victory is well-timed for busy Whitecaps Aug. 3, 10:27 p.m.
Vancouver climbed back on top of the Western Conference by thumping archrival Seattle, 3-0, in its ... Crowd Count: Sounders suffer rare loss before big crowd Aug. 3, 8:19 p.m.
The crowd of 53,125 for the Seattle-Vancouver match was the Sounders' largest home crowd of the ... Timbers say adios to 'La Gata' Fernandez Aug. 3, 8:07 p.m.
The Portland Timbers and 31-year-old Argentine Gaston Fernandez have mutually agreed to parted ways, allowing the ... What They're Saying: Abby Wambach Aug. 3, 7:24 p.m.
"Look, we're not talking about wanting to be paid just like the men. We understand their ... What They're Saying: Cristiano Ronaldo Aug. 3, 7:20 p.m.
"Do you want me to be honest? It doesn't worry me at all. I do my ... What They're Saying: Pep Guardiola Aug. 3, 7:03 p.m.
"When he does not have injury problems, I am completely convinced he will do very well ... Video Pick: A double nutmeg by Kaka Aug. 3, 6:58 p.m.
Orlando City's Brazilian superstar Kaka nutmegged two Columbus Crew foes in a row during his team's ... MLS Power Rankings: Lots of goals but not much change Aug. 3, 6:53 p.m.
Four road teams emerged victorious during a high-scoring week of MLS action, and FC Dallas held ... >> Soccer America Daily Archives