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Nadine Angerer Called Up by Germany

Alex Grimm

Portland Thorns goalkeeper Nadine Angerer has been called up for Germany's friendly against teammate Christine Sinclair and the Canadian Women's National Team on June 18 at BC Place in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Angerer joined Germany today.

The reigning FIFA Women's Player of the Year for 2013, Angerer, 35, has made 131 appearances in goal for Germany since 1996, winning the 2003 and 2007 Women's World Cup and is a three-time Olympic Bronze Medalist in 2000, 2004, and 2008

Unfortunately for the Thorns, Angerer will be not be allowed to serve her Red Card suspension while she is on international duty, so she will have to miss both matches against the Washington Spirit in their home and home matches on June 15 and 21.  Michelle Betos is expected to start in goal for both matches, with amateur call up Cris Lewis serving as back up goalkeeper.

The Thorns Press Release is below-
Germany squares off against Canada in international friendly on June 18

PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland Thorns FC goalkeeper Nadine Angerer has been named to the Germany National Team roster ahead of an international friendly against Canada on June 18.
Germany travels to Vancouver, B.C., for an international friendly on Wednesday, June 18, at 7 p.m. (Pacific) at BC Place.

Angerer, 35, was named the 2013 FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year after helping lead Germany to the 2013 UEFA Women’s European Championship. She recently helped guide Germany to the championship of the prestigious Algarve Cup with a 3-0 win over Japan on March 12. A two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup champion, Angerer has earned 131 caps for Germany during her international career. The Portland goalkeeper has started and played in all 10 games for Thorns FC this season, ranking among National Women’s Soccer League leaders in saves (36) and shutouts (two).
Angerer will be unavailable for Portland’s home match Sunday against the Washington Spirit, but will rejoin the team ahead of its match on the road against the Spirit on Saturday, June 21.