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Swedish roundup: Sundhage, Marta, Öqvist, Engen

Pia Sundhage was hospitalized over the weekend due to a kidney stone attack. (Photo Copyright Harjeet Johal for The Equalizer)

Euro 2013 may be over, but Sweden is still a hotbed of news right now. Here’s what you missed over the weekend:

— Sweden coach and ex-U.S. coach Pia Sundhage was hospitalized on Saturday after a kidney stone attack, but was discharged later that day.

— One Sundhage’s most improtant midfielders, Josefine Öqvist, is on the move, transferring to French club Montpelier, which is expected to make a run at Lyon and PSG in France’s Top 2. Kristianstad DFF sold her to Montpellier for 100,000 crowns (just over $15,000).

— Keeping with the Swedish theme, U.S. defender Whitney Engen will join Tyresö in October, after she completes her season with Liverpool Ladies. U.S. goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris is already headed there on a short-term deal and the club includes Americans Christen Press and Meghan Klingenberg. Press leads the league with 14 goals. The squad is also stacked with international talent including Marta, Veronica Boquete and Caroline Seger.

— Not from Sweden but also of note: Beverly Goebel, 2011 WPS champion with the Western New York Flash and current midfielder for Japanese champions INAC Kobe Leonesa, blogged about her recent experience in South Korea.

Check back soon for a look at how U.S. players Whitney Engen and Amanda DaCosta have adapted to life in Liverpool.

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