Birgit Prinz ends stellar career

Updated: March 27, 2012, 3:27 PM ET
Associated Press

FRANKFURT, Germany -- Three-time FIFA player of the year Birgit Prinz has officially ended one of the most illustrious careers in women's soccer.

The 34-year-old Prinz won two World Cup titles with Germany. She played in a farewell match Tuesday with her longtime club Frankfurt against Germany and was given a standing ovation as she came off late in the match.

The president of the German soccer federation, Wolfgang Niersbach, attended the match.

"It was a fun evening and everyone ...

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