Atlanta Beat’s Bachmann has ailing back
It’s been a long summer for Ramona Bachmann, the 19-year-old Swiss prodigy the Atlanta Beat made its top international draft choice.
She’s scored just one goal in six games in Women’s Professional Soccer, and now a sore back is limiting her time with the Swiss team at the FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup.
Bachmann was pulled from the first half of Switzerland’s 5-0 loss to the U.S. Saturday. She said the back has been bothering her for the last couple of years and stems from one leg being a bit longer than the other:
“After the World Cup I shall go and see a specialist. If it needs an operation I will have to do it. I am just 19 and my big, big goal is to be the best in the world and for that I need to be fit.”
The Swiss are all but eliminated from the group stage after losing their first two matches. Their group finale is Wednesday against Ghana.
Some very good news for the Beat on the field: They earned their first WPS road victory by downing FC Sky Blue 1-0 on Sunday night. Eniola Aluko got the lone goal of the match in the 7th minute.
Atlanta returns home for a Wednesday match against Chicago at 7:30 p.m. at the KSU Soccer Stadium.