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Hagen signs with Kansas City, will join club in June

Sarah Hagen, shown in Bayern Munich kit, scored twice on her first start for FC Kansas City.

Sarah Hagen is headed to FC Kansas City in June after she finishes her contract with Bayern Munich. (Getty Images)

United States women’s national team forward Sarah Hagen has signed with FC Kansas City and will join the NWSL club in June, following the Frauen-Bundesliga season.

Hagen is currently finishing out her contract with FC Bayern Munich, who sit fourth in the 12-team table. It was accidentally revealed in January’s expansion draft that FC Kansas City held the discovery rights to Hagen, who made her debut for the senior U.S. national team on March 7 against Sweden.

“I’m extremely excited to join FC Kansas City in June for the remainder of their season. I’ve had such a great experience here at Bayern,” Hagen said. “However, I’ve also made many sacrifices by choosing to be thousands of miles away from my family and friends. For me, this is the biggest reason in returning back to the States to play. I’m still very much focused on finishing out my season here with Bayern, but am also looking forward to starting a new chapter in my career at Kansas City.”

In 14 games this season, Hagen has 10 goals for Bayern; she has 28 goals in her 47 games with the club. In Kansas City she’ll reunite with U.S. youth teammate Erika Tymrak, who spent part of the offseason on loan at Bayern.

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