Grings, Fuss to join Red Stars in May

Jeff Kassouf March 18, 2013 4

German players Inka Grings and Sonja Fuss are headed to Chicago to play for the Red Stars beginning in May.

According to the report, the two players would arrive in Chicago in May. They currently both play for FC Zürich Frauen in Switzerland.

A Red Stars team representative would not comment on the rumor but said an updated roster would be released on either Monday or Tuesday.

UPDATE: FC Zürich Frauen have confirmed the move, stating that the two players will join Chicago on May 20.

Grings is Germany’s third all-time scorer with 64 career international goals. The signings are coup for Chicago. German internationals were a glaring absence from the Women’s Professional Soccer era, despite a healthy number of German stars — like Birgit Prinz and Maren Meinert — playing WUSA earlier in the decade. Each NWSL team can roster two international players.

The inaugural NWSL season begins April 13.

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    The story is confirmed by Zürich: http://www.fcz.ch/de/frauen/news.htm?id=1188

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  • Random

    Not sure if it is worth noting, but Sonja Fuss did play for a US college. The University of Hartford back when Mark Krikorian was coaching there.

  • Steglitz49

    There seems to be a lesson for other teams here. Find players that are close to retiring and seduce them to come. Most foreigners love the chance to spend a year or two in USA. Why would women soccer players be any different.

    Readers of The Equalizer can help by proposing names of players they would like to see in action. For example, might Homare Sawa be tempted?