2015-16 Season Preview: FC Bayern München

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The Basics Nickname: Die Roten (“The Reds”), Stern des Südens (“Star of the South”) Founded: 27th February 1900 Ground: Allianz Arena Colors: Currently all wine-red Rivals: Borussia Dortmund (reality), TSV 1860 München, 1. FC Nürnberg (historically) Fan Friendship: VfL Bochum Trophies: 25 x German league titles (including 24 Bundesliga titles), 17 x DFB Pokal, 6 x DFB Ligapokal, 4 x […]

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Fox Announces American TV Schedule for First Seven Bundesliga MatchDays


Jonathan Tannewald of Philly.com has today published the schedule for the upcoming first weeks of the Bundesliga season on U.S. Fox TV properties, along with an explanation of how many games will be available to subscribers on Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, Fox Deportes, Fox Soccer Plus, and the streaming services Fox Sports Go (free streams of games televised available […]

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2015-16 Season Preview: VfL Wolfsburg

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Full Club Name: VfL Wolfsburg Nickname: Die Wölfe Founded: 12 September 1945 Ground: Volkswagen Arena Colors: Green and White Rivals: Hannover 96 and Eintracht Braunschweig 2014-15 Finishes Bundesliga: Runners Up DFB Pokal: Champions Europa League: Quarterfinalists Top Goal Scorer: Bas Dost (20 goals in all competitions, 16 in Bundesliga) “60-second dossier” Number of Matches won by 2 or more goals: […]

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Getting to know Wolfsberger AC- BVB’s Europa League Opponents

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Not the Wolfsburg of Kevin De Bruyne fame, but the Austrians of Wolfsberger Athletik Club are Borussia Dortmund’s foes in the third qualifying round of this season’s Europa League that begins Thursday. That competition also constitutes Thomas Tuchel’s first competitive match in charge of the Schwarz-Gelben, Not au fait with the minnows from Carinthia? Don’t worry, we’ve got it covered […]

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2015-2016 Season Preview: Borussia Mönchengladbach


Borussia Mönchengladbach Nickname: Die Fohlen. Founding: 1st August 1900. Ground: Stadion im Borussia-Park. Colors: White, Green and Black. Rivals: 1.FC Köln. 2014-15 Finishes: Bundesliga: 3rd. DFB Pokal: Quarter Final, losing to Arminia Bielefeld on penalties. Europa League: Round of 32, losing 4-2 to Sevilla on aggregate. Top Goalscorer: Patrick Herrmann, 16 goals in all competitions. “60-second dossier” Number of Matches […]

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Benjamin Köhler – Union Berlin’s Cancer Fighter


Upon their seventh consecutive season in the Bundesliga 2., there is great news for Union Berlin. No, its not a transfer coup. Union already confirmed a replacement for last season’s top-scorer (by far) Sebastian Polter, who joined England championship club QPR. Besides, American Bobby Wood, scorer of winning goals for the USA in back-to-back friendlies against the Netherlands and Germany, heads to the […]

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2015/16 Season Preview: 1.FC Nürnberg


1.FC Nürnberg Nickname(s): Der Club. Founded: 1900. Ground: Grundig Stadion (50,000 capacity). Colors: red and white. Rivals: Greuther Fürth. 2014-15 Finishes: 2. Bundesliga: 9th place (45 points, -5 GD). DFB Pokal: 1st round exit (0-1 loss to MSV Duisburg). Top Goal Scorer: Jakub Sylvestr (9 goals). “60-second dossier” Number of Matches won by 2 or more goals: 4 matches. Number […]

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2015-16 Season Preview: 1. FSV Mainz 05


Nickname: Die Nullfünfer (the zero-fivers) Founded: 16th March 1905 Ground: Coface-Arena Colors: Red and White Rivals: Eintracht Frankfurt, 1.FC Kaiserslautern 2014-15 Finishes: Bundesliga: 11th DFB Pokal: 1st round – lost to Chemnitz FC on penalties Europa League: 3rd qualifying round – lost 3-2 on aggregate to Asteras Tripolis Top Goalscorer: Shinji Okazaki, 14 goals in all competitions. “60-second dossier” number of matches […]

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