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Maya Han from USA

Maya Han from USA

Turbine Potsdam’s first newcomer: Maya Han comes from the USA

back dam.A few days before the groundbreaking first match against Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday (2pm / Karl Liebknecht Stadium), FFC Turbine Potsdam can secure an early entry into the Champions League qualification with a women’s soccer win – the Bundesliga club from the state capital made its first new signing next season on Tuesday. Maya Han transfers to Havel from the University of Oregon, USA college team.

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“It has always been my dream to play in Europe, but at a club as successful and steeped in tradition as Turbine Potsdam, this is of course very special,” the 21-year-old midfielder said, according to a club statement. “I am excited to see how I can develop further with coach Sofiane Chahed and the team. I am looking forward to achieving goals and winning matches with the team.”

Bronze Medal at the U-17 World Championships

The New Zealander, who won bronze with the island nation at the 2018 U-17 World Cup but was also nominated for Germany’s junior teams, has gained initial experience in the Bundesliga. In 2020, she had four short assignments to SV Meppen before continuing her studies in the United States at the beginning of 2021.

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The New Zealander, who won bronze with the island nation at the 2018 U-17 World Cup but was also nominated for Germany’s junior teams, has gained initial experience in the Bundesliga. In 2020, she had four short assignments to SV Meppen before continuing her studies in the United States at the beginning of 2021.

Three confirmed departures

Maya Han is the traditional club’s first summer signing. Recently it became known that together with captain Sarah Agris (to VfL Wolfsburg) and Potsdam-born Melissa Kosler (to TSG Hoffenheim), two of the club’s top performers will leave the club. Multi-skilled Isabel Kirchowski will also retire at the end of this season at the age of 34.