Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Prinz leads German charge
by Paul Kennedy, September 11th, 2009 7AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[EUROPEAN WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP] Three-time World Player of the Year Birgit Prinz waited until the final of the European Women's Championship to break out of her slump, scoring her first two goals of the tournament to lead Germany to a 6-2 win England in Thursday's final. The European title was the fifth in a row and seventh in the last eight tournaments for Germany.

The 31-year-old Prinz scored the first and last goals for Germany to give her 125 goals in 198 international matches, third best all-time behind Mia Hamm (158 goals) and Kristine Lilly (129).

Inka Grings, who returned to the national team after a three-year layoff, also scored twice to give her six goals, the most at Finland '09.

"I am very happy for [Prinz], especially as she scored the first goal," said Germany coach Silvia Neid. "She worked hard throughout the tournament. [Grings] asked to come back [after three years out of the team]. It proved to be a wonderful decision."

Germany also got goals from Melanie Behringer (a 30-yard blast) and 19-year-old Kim Kulig.

The game marked the last international match for Kerstin Stegemann, whose 191 caps rank only second to Prinz in German history.

England was playing in its first final since the inaugural European Championship 25 years ago. Both England goals were scored by WPS players, Karen Carney and Kelly Smith.

Sept. 10 in Helsinki
Germany 6 England 2. Goals: Prinz 20, 76, Behringer 22, Kulig 51, Grings 62, 73; Carney 24, Smith 55.
Germany -- Angerer, Peter, Bartusiak, Krahn, Bresonik, Behringer (Okoyino da Mbabi, 60), Laudehr, Prinz, Kulig, Garefrekes (Bajramaj, 83), Grings.
England -- Brown, Stoney, Asante, White, A.Scott, Aluko (Sanderson, 81), J.Scott, Williams, Chapman (Westwood, 86), Carney, Smith.
Att.: 15,877.

Champions:
2009: Germany
2005: Germany
2001: Germany
1997: Germany
1995: Germany
1993: Norway
1991: Germany
1989: Germany
1987: Norway
1984: Sweden

 



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Ambroise Oyongo    
"You give your heart and soul for your country, but others don't recognize your value. Still, ...
MLS: Schweinsteiger takes on role of 'icon' in Chicago    
A resume that includes eight Bundesliga crowns, a Champions League title, and a World Cup has ...
What They're Saying: Jonathan Kraft    
"We've had a lot of great options. [But] St. Louis: exceptional soccer market, exceptional owner group. ...
MLS Expansion: San Diego 'SoccerCity' petition 'crushing it'    
The San Diego group seeking to build a stadium for a proposed MLS expansion team has ...
USMNT: Christian Pulisic passes the Arena test    
For all his candor and sarcasm, Bruce Arena is not one for hyperbole. Before the USA ...
MLS: Petke vows to let loose 'caged animal' that is RSL    
A poor finish last season and bad start to 2017 prompted the dismissal of Jeff Cassar ...
MLS Moves: Red Bulls sign Wright-Phillips to new DP deal    
Scorer of 78 goals for the Red Bulls since arriving on trial during the summer of ...
Video Pick (TBT): When Chicago ruled MLS     
Can German star Bastian Schweinsteiger, who landed in the Windy City, lead the Chicago Fire to ...
Gold Cup: Third U.S. opponent will be Nicaragua     
Host USA will face Nicaragua along with Panama and Martinique at the 2017 Gold Cup. Nicaragua ...
What They're Saying: Bruce Arena    
"From what I remember about Concacaf qualifying, it hasn't changed a whole lot in 12 years. ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives