Kathrin Hendrich, Jens Scheuer get ready for the Bundesliga kickoff (FIFA, FCBayern.de)
With the Frauen Bundesliga kicking off this weekend, Bayern Frauen defender Kathrin Hendrich is just ready to get back on the field. “I can’t wait to get the new season started and play for points again.” The 27 year old surely wants to put Germany’s poor Quarterfinal elimination at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup behind her, and there’s no better opportunity than getting out on the field.
A big focus so far this summer for the Frauen has been how well they’ve been playing and how fun it is to watch them. “We’ve made great progress compared to other years, especially as we haven’t been training together for long,” Hendrich said. “I hope that we can produce the kind of football we’re playing right now in the league and other competitions and that this will bring us success.”
A lot of this praise seems to be failing for former Freiburg coach and new FC Bayern coach, Jens Scheuer. “I’m also very excited because our new coach [Scheuer] and players have brought a breath of fresh air to the team,” Hendrich said. “It will definitely be interesting.”
For Scheuer, an attractive-style of play is really just letting your players go out and express themselves. “The audience should say: That’s really good football. Attacking, possession - that’s what I want to stand for.”
Bayern kick off the Bundesliga season away to Freiburg on Saturday.
Ryan Johansson submits paperwork for Ireland switch (@paulrowantree)
Paul Rowan with The Sunday Times is reporting that Bayern Munich fullback Ryan Johansson has officially submitted paperwork along with the FA of Ireland to officially change his national team to Ireland. It’s been a rollercoaster of a ride for Johansson in nailing down exactly who he could play for and when, but both Johansson and Ireland will be hoping for a favorable ruling from FIFA.
Johansson made the bench for Bayern’s DFL Supercup match against Borussia Dortmund, but he did not see any action.
BREAKING: @FIFAcom receives international transfer papers from @FAIreland for Ryan Johansson of @Fcbayern. Case under review. He has represented Luxembourg and played in Bayern pre-season game with Tottenham. More from Mick McCarthy tomorrow when he announces Switzerland squad— paul rowan (@paulrowantree) August 15, 2019
Bayern proud of Corley’s Fritz Walter achievement (FCBayern.de)
Bayern Frauen’s Gia Corley was the recent recipient of the bronze Fritz Walter medal for outstanding performance over the last year. The young midfielder is a rising star for Bayern and was promoted from the reserves to the first team this summer.
“We’re very happy for Gia and are proud of her and her outstanding performances,” Bayern Frauen sporting director Bianca Rech said. “We are also happy that more and more young players are benefiting from our efforts in training and that we can continue to accompany Gia on her development.”
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Eight Bayern Frauen players called up for Germany’s U19 friendlies (DFB)
New Germany U19 Frauen head coach Kathrin Peter has named her first 27 woman squad ahead of two friendlies against Belgium and the Netherlands. The U19s will play Belgium in Wuustwezel on August 30 and the Netherlands in Venray on September 1.
Bayern had eight player selected for the camp, which is the most of any team. It’s a good balance of Bayern players, as well, with a goalkeeper, three defenders, and four midfielders/forwards.
These games are prep for their U19 Euro 2020 qualifiers against Albania, Azerbaijan, and Portugal in October.
Goalkeepers: Maria Luisa Grohs (Bayern Munich), Pauline Nelles (Koln), Wiebke Willebrandt (Lipperode)
Defenders: Anna Aehling (Gutersloh), Lea Bahnemann (Turbine Potsdam), Emilie Bernhardt (Bayern Munich), Laura Donhauser (Bayern Munich), Alicia-Sophie Gudorf (University of Central Florida), Madeleine Steck (FFC Frankfurt), Sophie Trepohl (FFC Frankfurt), Michelle Weiss (Bayern Munich), Juliane Wirtz (Bayer Leverkusen)
Midfielders/Forwards: Pauline Berning (Gutersloh), Jule Brand (Hoffenheim), Gia Corley (Bayern Munich), Gentiana Fetaj (Arminia Bielefeld), Vanessa Fudalla (USV Jena), Ivana Fuso (FC Basel), Maya Ruby Hahn (University of Oregon), Leonie Koster (Bayern Munich), Shekiera Martinez (FFC Frankfurt), Marleen Rohde (Turbine Potsdam), Greta Stegemann (Freiburg), Leonie Weber (Bayern Munich), Sophie Weidauer (Turbine Potsdam), Pauline Wimmer (Bayer Leverkusen), Nicole Woldmann (Bayern Munich)
Bayern Campus to host the FC Bayern adidas Campus Cup (FCBayern.de)
Bayern are hosting an eight team youth tournament for U15 teams this weekend. Group A will be Bayern Munich, Juventus, FC Dallas, and Hamburg. The four teams will play a round robin series at the Bayern Campus on Friday and Saturday. Group B will consist of FC Basel, Benfica, Dinamo Zagreb, and China Football School. They will play their games on Friday at Saturday at the adidas campus in Herzogenaurach. On Sunday, the two semifinals and finals will take place at the Bayern campus.