Women’s Professional Soccer in Europe draws 50,000 fans

Women’s pro soccer may be struggling in the United States, but it’s growing in Europe. A record crowd of 50,212 at Munich’s Olympic Stadium — more than any WPS team totaled for the entire 2011 season — watched Lyon repeat as the UEFA Women’s Champions League champion with a 2-0 win over  FFC Frankfurt.

Like last year, UEFA held the women’s final in the same city as the UEFA Champions League final. Chelsea and Bayern Munich meet Saturday at the new home of Bayern Munich, the Allianz Arena. Thursday’s match at the Olympic Stadium, site of the 1974 World Cup final, was the first competitive soccer game there in seven years.

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