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Bayern Campus Update: Ryan Johansson committed to Ireland?; Frauen prep for Women’s French Cup; Donhauser, Koster stand out at U19 Euro; U19 face DFB Pokal draw

Ryan Johansson’s international future is hotly debated. The Frauen have another preseason competition to win. Donhauser, Koster recognized by UEFA. U19s know who they’ll face in the Pokal.

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Ryan Johansson is committed to playing for Ireland

Bayern Munich U19 player Ryan Johansson’s international future is in the air. With eligibility to play for multiple nations that aren’t world-beaters, Johansson did the now familiar thing that youth do: they play for multiple youth national teams.

Johansson has always been a big target of Ireland, and he did play for their U19 team on the international level. However, he would go on to play for Luxembourg’s U21 side recently.

Oh yeah, he could also play for Sweden, too.

His mother, Christine, told the Independent that: “Ryan is still 100 per cent set on playing for Ireland. His dad is Swedish and he even wants Ryan to follow his dream and play for Ireland. Ryan 150 per cent wants to play for Ireland.”

Johansson looked pretty good this summer when he played for Bayern’s first team. The 18 year old looks like he potentially has a bright future ahead of him

Frauen prep for Women’s French Cup

Bayern will travel next week to Toulouse, France to play in the Women’s French Cup. In the first match on Tuesday, they will play Paris Saint-Germain. Then, depending on results, Bayern will either play Chelsea or Montpellier on Thursday.

As Bayern head into the new season with hopes for trophies, playing such elite competition in the preseason is the best preparation tool for the Frauen.

Last season, Bayern finished second in the Frauen Bundesliga to Wolfsburg, were knocked out of the Semifinals of the DFB Pokal by Wolfsburg, and were eliminated in the Semifinals of the UEFA Women’s Champions League by Barcelona.

Bayern U19 know DFB Pokal Opponents

Bayern Munich U19 now know who they’ll be playing in the first round of the DFB Pokal. The draw has pitted them against Wolfsburg after the opening draw. Martin Demichelis’ side will need to be up for this one from the start. Last season, Wolfsburg made it to the Quarterfinals, while Bayern were eliminated in the Round of 16.

Full Draw

SSV Ulm vs Hoffenheim
FK Pirmasens vs Bochum
Hallescher vs St. Pauli
Borgfeld vs Bayer Leverkusen
Ingolstadt vs Freiburg
Kickers Offenbach vs Borussia Monchengladbach
Hansa Rostock vs Jahn Regensburg
FC Koln vs Mainz
Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Hannover 96
Borussia Dortmund vs RB Leipzig
Energie Cottbus vs Hertha Berlin
Holstein Kiel vs Werder Bremen
SV Elversberg vs Stuttgart
Rot-Weiss Erfurt vs Schalke
SG 2000 Mulheim Karlich vs Dynamo Dresden
Wolfsburg vs Bayern Munich

Laura Donhauser, Leonie Koster honored by UEFA

Two Bayern Munich players have been named to the UEFA Women’s U19 Champions “Team of the Tournament”. Laura Donhauser, arguably Bayern’s best young player, was named as a “starting” defender in the team list. Leonie Koster was was named as a “Reserve” midfielder. The two had outstanding tournaments, helping Germany to the Final where they eventually fell, 1-2, to France.

Goalkeeper: Justine Lerond (France/Metz)

Defenders: Laura Donhauser (Germany/Bayern Munich, Sophia Kleinherne (Germany/FFC Frankfurt, Laia Aleixandri (Spain/Atletico Madrid), Maelle Lakrar (France/Montpellier)

Midfielders: Romee Leuchter (Netherlands/PSV Eindhoven), Rosa Marquez (Spain/Real Betis), Marie Muller (Germany/Freiburg), Sandy Baltimore (France/Paris Saint-Germain)

Forwards: Nicole Anyomi (France/Essen), Melvine Malard (France/Lyon)

Reserves: Cata Coll (Spain/Barcelona), Lisa Ebert (Germany/Nurnberg), Julie Dufour (France/Lille), Anna Torroda (Spain/Espanyol), Leonie Koster (Germany/Bayern Munich), Olaug Tvedten (Norway/Avaldsnes), Paulina Krumbiegel (Germany/Hoffenheim), Eva Navarro (Spain/Levante), Jessica Naz (England/Tottenham)

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