U.S. Abroad: Murphy's Montpellier loses in UEFA Women's Champions League

Former U.S. U-20 keeper Casey Murphy started for French club Montpellier in its 2-0 loss to Chelsea in the first leg of their UEFA Women's Champions League quarterfinal series.

Murphy, who was taken with the 13th overall pick by Sky Blue FC out of Rutgers, passed on playing in the NWSL to sign in January with Montpellier, which finished second in the French league ahead of Paris St. Germain last season to qualify for the UEFA Women's Champions League along with reigning champion.

Goals by Korean star Ji So-Yun and Scottish teenager Erin Cuthbert moved Chelsea closer to its first appearance in the semifinals.

Wednesday, March 21
Montpellier 0 Chelsea 2.
(Ji Son-Yun 49, Cuthbert 77. Att.: 5,380)
Manchester City 2 Linkoping 0.
(Own goal 37, Ross 55. Att.: n/a.)

Thursday, March 22
Wolfsburg 5 Slavia Prague 0.
(Harder 12, 58, Graham Hansen 13, Gunnarsduttir 39, Pajor 85. Att.: 1,326.)
Lyon 2 Barcelona 1.
(Marozsan 44, Hegerberg 80; Guijarro 72. Att.: 15,104.)

1 comment about "U.S. Abroad: Murphy's Montpellier loses in UEFA Women's Champions League".
  1. peter grill, March 22, 2018 at 10:13 a.m.

    Wonder why we don't have a " U.S, women under 25 years old " playing abroad report like we have for men. Seems it would help broaden the picture for young women who want to apprach pro soccer from a wider perspective. Also seems like game fitness should be the issue for C. Press , not weather she has joined a team just yet. Is Jill Ellis getting a little heavy handed in her comfy position as reigning head honcha

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