- Alyssa Naeher has made the jump to Turbine Potsdam. The Boston Breakers’ goalkeeper could fill the void left by first choice GK Anna Felicitas Sarholz who was just injured in a biking accident, but is not expected to miss the entire season. It’s a significant move as the German powerhouses rarely open their checkbooks for foreign talent, although that’s changed recently. It’s still quite rare to see American names linked with the club. There were reportedly five names in the mix, one of which was another U.S.-based player. The short-term stint will be a fantastic opportunity for Naeher.
- Our Game Magazine reports that Caroline Seger has signed a two-year deal with Tyresö FF beginning in 2012. Seger will appear for Malmö for the rest of the 2011 Damallsvenskan season. Seger’s record in WPS is unimpeachable as she appeared in the 2010 WPS Championship in her debut season before winning it all with the Flash this year. She’ll be missed on these shores.
- The pair of USWNT friendlies in September will feature the full squad from the Women’s World Cup. No complaints here. There will be time to bed in new faces during the run-up to the 2012 Summer Olympics (paging Ashlyn, Whitney, Sinead, and possibly Christen). It will be a nice showing for the new fans that came on board as a result of the World Cup. These games will serve as cause for deserved celebration – even if they can’t be part of a Gold Medal tour.
- In case you missed it, Hope Solo will be a contestant on the newest season of Dancing With the Stars. This Tweet pretty much sums it up. Solo is unquestionably the face of women’s soccer in the U.S. now, which is, well… /sigh/.
More later if anything else comes up.