NWSL Roundup: Thorns' Angerer will retire after season

Nadine Angerer, the 2013 FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year, will retire at the end of the 2015 NWSL season with the Portland Thorns.  Before then, she will represent Germany at the Women's World Cup in Germany.

“I’m still fit and could probably play on for another couple of years," 36-year-old Angerer said. "It’s great that my body is still in a fantastic condition after 20 years of playing sport at the highest level. I thought it was important to end my career on my own terms rather than as a result of an injury or someone making the decision for me. I thought long and hard about it.”



Angerer first played for Germany in 1996 but spent years as the backup to Silke Rottenberg before taking over for the 2007 Women's World Cup after Rottenberg was injured. Angerer set a record by posting shutouts in all six matches en route to Germany's second world title.

Angerer, who has 138 caps, captained Germany to the 2013 European Championship title, saving two penalty kicks in the final.

"My decision is final," she added, "and I wanted to make it known ahead of the World Cup. It shouldn’t influence the performances of myself or my team mates during the upcoming World Cup -- if it does it should be a positive one.”

Angerer played 22 games for the Thorns in 2014 and three in 2015. Germany's pre-Women's World Cup camp for 27 players opens Monday.

Player of the Week

Chicago Red Stars rookie forward Sofia Huerta was  the NWSL for scoring two goals and adding an assist in the 3-0 victory over the Boston Breakers on Saturday afternoon at Toyota Park.

Huerta is the second Red Stars player to be honored as the NWSL Player of the Week this season. Christen Press received the honor in Week 2.

This Week

NWSL, Week 6 Schedule:
THURSDAY, MAY 14
FC Kansas City vs. WNY Flash
FRIDAY, MAY 15
Houston vs. Chicago
SATURDAY, MAY 16
Boston vs. Portland
Washington vs. Sky Blue FC

NWSL Standings:
PTS TEAM W-L-T +/-
10 Chicago 3-0-1 9/4
9 FC Kansas City 3-2-0 5/4
8 Portland 2-0-2 9/5
7 Seattle 2-2-1 11/7
6 Washington 2-2-0 7/7
5 Sky Blue FC 1-2-2 4/6
4 Houston 1-2-1 5/6
3 WNY Flash 1-3-0 4/8
3 Boston 1-3-0 5/12

NWSL, Week 7 Schedule:
FRIDAY, MAY 22
Boston vs. Sky Blue FC
SATURDAY, MAY 23
WNY Flash vs. Washington
FC Kansas City vs. Chicago
Portland vs. Houston

NWSL, Week 8 Schedule:
SATURDAY, MAY 30
Washington vs. Portland
Boston vs. FC Kansas City
Seattle vs. Chicago
SUNDAY, MAY 31
Sky Blue FC vs. Houston
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