Bayern Munich announced the signing of Icelandic international Dagný Brynjarsdóttir on Thursday, a contract that will take her through the end of the season. Her signing should help offset the loss of Amber Brooks, who returned to the United States following the completion of her loan.
"Dagný is a very talented and dangerous attacking player who can play both in attacking midfield as well as a forward," coach Thomas Wörle said. "I'm very excited to be able to work with such a young, determined player."
The 23 year old has experience in the Champions League having played there previously with Valur in Iceland. She told The Equalizer back in December that her goal was to play in that competition once again. "I played in the Champions League, and I really liked that. My dream is to one day play in the Champions League again and play in the final." FC Bayern are currently in second in the Frauen Bundesliga. The top two teams qualify for next season's Champions League.
She's played with Iceland on the international stage from the youth ranks all the way through the senior team. During the 2013 European Championship, she scored the goal that gave Iceland the victory over the Netherlands and saw them advance to the quarterfinals. It was the biggest victory in their nation's history.
Last season, in helping Florida State Seminoles win the NCAA national championship, Brynjarsdóttir finished in second place for the prestigious MAC Hermann trophy given to the top collegiate player.
"I'm looking forward to starting my professional career with FC Bayern," Dagný told the club's website. "My goals are to continue to develop as a player and to help the team reach their goals. I'm excited about the coming six months."