Tobin Heath lands at PSG, while Germany’s Bundesliga picks up two key players
The market’s relatively quiet, and so are some of the announcements it seems.
One of the best young midfielders in the game heads to France and it’s revealed almost as an aside to the announcement of Tom Sermanni’s first group of players called into camp.
Tobin Heath to Paris Saint-Germain came off as an “Oh, by the way, I’ll be around for dinner tonight” kind of moment, casually mentioned in passing. It was buried in U.S. Soccer’s release. But you can’t really fault U.S. Soccer for that one. PSG hasn’t officially announced it. Not sure what they’re waiting for. Heath’s already on her way to France. According to Equalizer Soccer, Heath’s deal with PSG runs six months. She’ll return to join Portland Thorns FC in the National Women’s Soccer League when she comes back to the states.
In other news …
Denmark National Team striker Lise Overgaard Munk has moved from Elitedivisionen champions Brøndby IF to 1. FFC Frankfurt in Germany’s Bundesliga. The 23-year-old scored 28 goals for her country in 2012 and was first capped in 2009.
Austria National Team midfielder Marion Gröbner has moved from Medkila IL of Norway’s Toppserien to FSV Gütersloh 2009 in Bundesliga.
Emily Dowd, who scored 22 goals and 12 assists for the University of Tennessee from 2008-2011, is heading to Tierps IF (Division 1 Sweden).
After spending eight years at one of the top clubs in Ireland, Peamount United, Ireland National Team midfielder Louise Quinn is off to play in Sweden’s Elitettan for Eskilstuna United.
Rumor mill, or the not so rumor mill …
Liverpool have hit the lottery, apparently. The FA Women’s Super League club has inked nearly a dozen players this offseason, gearing up for what it hopes to be a legitimate run at the FAWSL title. Although it hasn’t been confirmed by the club (they seem to stagger their player signings), all indications point to former Boston Breakers midfielder Amanda DaCosta as joining the Merseyside club. Not that Tumblr is a 100 percent reliable source, but DaCosta was recently seen on a Tumblr post wearing Liverpool gear prior to a training session.
Ryan Wood is an assistant editor for Our Game Magazine. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in writing and communications from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and has written for several major publications. The Boston-based journalist has covered the men’s FA Cup for The Sunday Sun in Northeast England and women’s soccer for The Watford Observer, World Soccer Reader, and GateHouse Media New England, where he currently serves as a sports editor. Ryan is the Communications Director for the Boston Breakers of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). This is his third year with the team. He is also a minority owner of the Spanish men’s football club Real Oviedo.