Sarah Hagen

Sarah Marie Hagen (born November 18, 1989) is a retired professional soccer player. She previously played for Houston Dash, Orlando Pride, FC Kansas City and the German club FC Bayern Munich. In 2014, she earned two caps for the United States national team.

Sarah Hagen
Hagen, April 2017
Personal information
Full name Sarah Marie Hagen[1]
Date of birth (1989-11-18) November 18, 1989 (age 31)
Place of birth Appleton, Wisconsin, U.S.
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Position(s) Forward
Youth career
Appleton Soccer Club
Brookfield Soccer Club
FC Milwaukee Nationals
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Milwaukee Panthers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 FC Milwaukee Nationals 8 (12)
2012–2013 FC Bayern Munich 51 (38)
2014–2015 FC Kansas City 26 (8)
2016 Orlando Pride 17 (2)
2017 Houston Dash 18 (2)
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 April 11, 2017
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of March 10, 2014

Early lifeEdit

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

Milwaukee Panthers, 2008–2011Edit

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]

Club careerEdit

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

FC Bayern Munich, 2012–2013Edit

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, 2014–2015Edit

On March 20, 2014, FC Kansas City announced that Hagen would join their team in June 2014 after the end of her season with Bayern Munich.[9] That year, she started seven games in nine appearances recording four goals and one assist.

Orlando Pride, 2016Edit

On October 26, 2015, the Orlando Pride announced they had acquired the rights to Hagen from FC Kansas City.[10] On April 6, 2017, Orlando Pride announced that they had waived Hagen.[11]

Houston Dash, 2017Edit

On April 10, 2017, the Houston Dash announced that they had claimed Hagen from the league waiver wire.[12]

On February 2, 2018 Hagen announced her retirement from professional soccer.[13]

Orlando City Youth Soccer announced that Hagen would join their coaching staff in Spring 2018.[14]

International careerEdit

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.[15]

In December 2013, Hagen was invited to attend a two-week camp in California with the United States women's national soccer team.[16]

In February 2014, Hagen was named to the roster for the senior national team to travel to the 2014 Algarve Cup in Portugal.[17] She made her debut on March 7 for the United States women's national soccer team during the team's second match of the tournament and 1–0 loss to Sweden.[18]


Hagen's nickname is "Apple", referring to her hometown of Appleton, Wisconsin.[19]

Honors and awardsEdit


with FC Bayern Munich:

Winners: 2011–12

with FC Kansas City:


  1. ^ "2008 Milwaukee Women's Soccer Media Guide" (PDF). Milwaukee Panthers. 2008. p. 37. Archived (PDF) from the original on June 21, 2020. Retrieved June 21, 2020.
  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. Archived from the original on September 10, 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 March 20, 2014
  10. ^ "Orlando Pride Acquires Alex Morgan, Kaylyn Kyle and Sarah Hagen". Retrieved October 26, 2015.
  11. ^ "Orlando Pride Waives Forward Sarah Hagen". Retrieved April 11, 2017.
  12. ^ "Houston Dash announce 2017 NWSL Roster". Retrieved April 11, 2017.
  13. ^ "sarahapplehagen". February 2, 2018. Retrieved July 16, 2018.
  14. ^ "@OCYouthSoccer". January 27, 2018. Retrieved July 16, 2018.
  15. ^ "Milwaukee Athletics: 10 Sarah Hagen". Retrieved May 10, 2012.
  16. ^ "Sermanni names roster for 2-week camp", accessed December 15, 2013
  17. ^ " Sermanni Names U.S. WNT Roster for 2014 Algarve Cup", accessed December 25, 2014
  18. ^ Kassouf, Jeff (March 7, 2014). "Schelin, Sweden end US' 43-game unbeaten run". The Equalizer. Retrieved March 7, 2014.
  19. ^ "An Interview with Sarah Hagen" All White Kit, accessed March 20, 2014
  20. ^ "FC Kansas City Earns 2014 NWSL Championship". FC Kansas City. August 31, 2014. Retrieved November 12, 2014.

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