Sarah Hagen

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Sarah Hagen
Personal information
Full name Sarah Hagen
Date of birth (1989-11-18) November 18, 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Appleton, Wisconsin, United States
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
FC Bayern Munich, FC Kansas City
Number 8, 24
Youth career
Appleton Soccer Club
Brookfield Soccer Club
FC Milwaukee Nationals
2008–2011 Milwaukee Panthers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 FC Milwaukee Nationals 8 (12)
2012– FC Bayern Munich 51 (38)
2014– FC Kansas City 9 (4)
National team
2010–2011 United States U23 8 (7)
2014– United States 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of August 9, 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of March 10, 2014 (UTC)

Sarah Hagen (born November 18, 1989) is an American footballer who currently plays for German Bundesliga club Bayern Munich, the United States women's national soccer team,[1] and is contracted to play in 2014 with FC Kansas City of the National Women's Soccer League.

Early life[edit]

Hagen is the daughter of Michele and Charlie Hagen. She was a soccer all-state selection for three years at Appleton North High School. Hagen was diagnosed with ovarian cancer when she was 15 years old and underwent a series of surgeries and chemotherapy. She had her last surgery on May 6, 2005.[2]

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee[edit]

Hagen attended the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and played soccer for the Milwaukee Panthers. In her freshman year she set a league and school record for number of goals (24). She matched that total in her second year and scored 19 in her junior year and 26 in her senior year. She was named a first team All American in her junior and senior years. Hagen's 93 career goals are good for ninth in NCAA Division I history.[3]

Playing career[edit]


Hagen played with the FC Milwaukee Nationals of the Women's Premier Soccer League while still a student in the university.

FC Bayern Munich[edit]

On January 12, 2012, Hagen joined German Bundesliga side FC Bayern Munich.[4] On January 13, 2012, Hagen was taken in the first round of the 2012 WPS Draft by the Philadelphia Independence, giving the Independence her playing rights in the United States for one year.[5] On May 9, 2012, Hagen signed a new two-year contract to remain in Munich.[6] On May 12, 2012, FC Bayern Munich dethroned the German Cup title holders 1. FFC Frankfurt with a 2-0 win in the 2011–12 final in Cologne and celebrated the biggest success of the club's history since winning the championship in 1976. Hagen scored the first goal by a header.[7]

During Hagen's career at Bayern Munich from January 2012 up until December 2013 she scored 38 goals in the 51 matches in which she played. That total includes 8 matches in which she scored 13 goals in the Frauen DFB Pokal, a championship tournament.[8]

FC Kansas City[edit]

On March 20,2014, FC Kansas City announced that Hagen will join their team in June 2014 after the end of her season with Bayern Munich.[9]


Hagen scored a goal in all three United States U23 games in the 2011 Four Nations Tournament, including a game-winner vs. Sweden and the equalizer vs. Norway.[10]

In December 2013, Hagen was invited to attend a two-week camp in California with the United States women's national soccer team.[11]

In February 2014, Hagen was named to the roster for the senior national team to travel to the 2014 Algarve Cup in Portugal.[12] She made her debut on March 10 for the United States women's national soccer team during the team's second match of the tournament and 1-0 loss to Sweden.[13]


Hagen's nickname is "Apple", referring to her hometown of Appleton, Wisconsin.[14]

Honors and awards[edit]


with FC Bayern Munich:

Winners: 2011–12

with FC Kansas City:


  1. ^ "Sarah Hagen Steckbrief" (in German). Retrieved May 10, 2012. 
  2. ^ "An Interview with Sarah Hagen", accessed December 15, 2013; "FC Milwaukee Alum Sarah Hagen Trains With U23 National Team". April 15, 2010. Retrieved May 10, 2012. 
  3. ^ "WPSL Star Hagen". January 6, 2012. Retrieved May 10, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Zwei US-Girls für die Bayern" (in German). January 12, 2012. Retrieved May 10, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Hagen Drafted By WPS' Philadelphia Independence In First Round". January 13, 2012. Retrieved May 10, 2012. 
  6. ^ "FC Bayern hält Pokalheldinnen" (in German). May 9, 2012. Retrieved May 10, 2012. 
  7. ^ "FC Bayern ist Pokalsieger - im dritten Anlauf!" (in German). May 12, 2012. Retrieved May 13, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Sarah Hagen, Club Matches, Bundesliga", accessed December 15, 2013
  9. ^ "Hagen signs with Kansas City, will join club in June" The Equalizer, accessed 20 March 2014
  10. ^ "Milwaukee Athletics: 10 Sarah Hagen". Retrieved May 10, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Sermanni names roster for 2-week camp", accessed December 15, 2013
  12. ^ " Sermanni Names U.S. WNT Roster for 2014 Algarve Cup", accessed December 25, 2014
  13. ^ Kassouf, Jeff (March 7, 2014). "Schelin, Sweden end US’ 43-game unbeaten run". The Equalizer. Retrieved March 7, 2014. 
  14. ^ "An Interview with Sarah Hagen" All White Kit, accessed 20 Mar 2014
  15. ^ "FC Kansas City Earns 2014 NWSL Championship". FC Kansas City. August 31, 2014. Retrieved 12 November 2014. 

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