Press scores twice to lead Tyreso into final
[UEFA WOMEN'S CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] For Americans Christen Press, Whitney Engen and
Meghan Klingenberg, the decision to stick with bankrupt Tyreso for its UEFA Women's Champions League campaign paid off as the Swedish club beat Birmingham City
Ladies, 3-0, to reach the final by the same score on aggregate. Press scored twice to move Tyreso in the final against defending champion Wolfsburg May 22 in Lisbon.
The goals were the
eighth and ninth of the Women's Champions League season for Press, who will join the Chicago Red Stars this summer. Former FIFA Women's Player of the Year Marta, who had earlier missed a penalty kick, completed the scoring in stoppage time.
Tyreso, which has never reached the final, built a multinational team that include a
Finn, a Dane and a Spaniard, Veronica Boquete, also bound for the NWSL, as well as the three Americans and the Brazilian Marta in the starting lineup, but it
was forced to file bankruptcy this spring, needing the support of the Swedish government to stay afloat.
In an all-German clash, Wolfsburg beat Turbine Potsdam, 4-2, to win the other
semifinal by the same score on aggregate.
No comments yet.
|Recent Soccer America Daily U.S. U-23s fall to England's Young Lions, 1-0 Sept. 4, 7:32 a.m. |
A goal by Manchster United's James Wilson in the 72nd minute gave England's U-21s a 1-0 ... Dunn honored after getting Washington into NWSL playoffs Sept. 4, 5:27 a.m.
The Washington Spirit's Crystal Dunn, who is running away with the NWSL scoring race, was voted ... Breaking: Bundesliga will debut Sept. 13 on Fox Sept. 4, 5:04 a.m.
The German Bundesliga will air for the first time on network television Sept. 13 when the ... WCQ: Nowak leads Benna Boys against Guatemala Sept. 4, 3:40 a.m.
The third and final knockout round of World Cup 2018 qualifying begins in Concacaf with six ... Scouting Report: U.S. vets set for return against Peru Sept. 4, 2:10 a.m.
The USA plays Peru Friday night in the first of two friendly games as it prepares ... NASL Roundup: Freddy Adu ready to play again Sept. 4, 12:40 a.m.
Freddy Adu's hopes of finding his stride at the 12th club of his professional career haven't ... MLS: Best of August Sept. 4, 12:29 a.m.
A memorable brother act and yet another superb double-save highlight the best moments from the games ... What They're Saying: Charlie Stillitano Sept. 3, 11:46 p.m.
"I really think they're true friendships. When a manager comes to my house for dinner, they ... What They're Saying: Jurgen Klinsmann Sept. 3, 11:31 p.m.
"Yes, we fear and don't know. Since they arrested people, things are very questionable with UEFA, ... What They're Saying: Whitworth athletic director Tim Demant Sept. 3, 5:30 a.m.
''As a Christ-centered university that believes in the value of all individuals, we are seeking to ... >> Soccer America Daily Archives