U.S. stars hope to exit Europe with title
[UEFA WOMEN'S CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] In what will be their last game before returning home to play in the NWSL, Americans Christen
Press, Whitney Engen and Meghan Klingenberg will lead Swedish club Tyreso against defending champion Wolfsburg in
Thursday's final of the UEFA Women’s Champions League in Lisbon.
Following the game, Press, who leads Tyreso with nine Champions League goals, will move to Chicago and Engen and
Klingenberg will join expansion Houston. The NWSL's secondary transfer window opened on Monday. Also headed to the NWSL will be Tyreso's Spanish star, Veronica
Boquete, who will join Portland.
Tyreso has been rocked this season by financial problems that resulted in it not having its license renewed for the 2015 season. It is only tied
for eighth place in the 12-team Damallsvenskan after five games.
No American has won the UEFA Women's Champions League, which adopted its current format for the 2009-10 season. Megan Rapinoe (Lyon) and Gina Lewandowski (FFC Frankfurt) lost in the last two finals.
Wolfsburg is third in the
Frauen-Bundesliga, one point behind leaders FFC Frankfurt and Turbine Potsdam, with three games to play. Its squad includes Conny Pohlers, who played with the
NWSL's Washington Spirit in 2013.
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