April 23, 2009

WPS Stars Compete in Europe

Several WPS players are competing with their national sides in international friendlies this week.

In action so far, Germany and Brazil tied 1-1 Wednesday night before over 44,000 in Frankfurt, Germany. It was the largest crowd ever to attend a women's match in Europe. Brazilian WPS players Marta, Cristiane, Erika, Formiga, and Francielle competed for Brazil. Unfortunately, long-time German star Birgit Prinz suffered fractured ribs in the game.

Read on at UEFA.com

France topped Switzerland 2-0, including a goal by Los Angeles Sol midfielder Camille Abily. Sonia Bompastor of the Washington Freedom also played for France.

Read on at UEFA.com

On Thursday, England defeated Norway 3-0 in a friendly played at Shrewsbury. All five English WPS players started for the Lions.

Read on at TheFA.com

Later this week, Brazil is scheduled to play Sweden, which includes Sara Larsson of Saint Louis Athletica, at Goteborg, Sweden. France will play a rematch against the Swiss side.