Freiburg’s Spinning Top and the Brain Behind It


A year ago this month Freiburg were staring relegation right in the face.  They were bottom of the table going into the break, conceded the most goals in the league, lost their most important player and looked sure to go down.  Then came Christian Streich, who against the odds turned it all around.  Only five teams had a better second half of the season than Freiburg last year as they clawed their way back up the table to finish 12th.  This year the man who has coached at Freiburg for […]

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Bundesliga News: Training Camps Feature New Faces

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There will be several new faces among Bundesliga clubs as they open training camp this week.  Hannover have acquired defender Andre Hoffmann from MSV Duisburg, while Fortuna Düsseldorf have brought in Genki Omae and midfielder Mathis Bolly.  Meanwhile, Eintracht Frankfurt have brought in defender Marco Russ on loan while announcing the loan of Vadim Demidov to Celta Vigo, while Energie Cottbus have acquired Freiburg reservist Christian Bickel. Hoffmann to Hannover Hannover have signed 19 year-old defender Andre Hoffmann from MSV Duisburg.  The 6’3″ native of Essen played in Duisburg’s youth […]

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Stuttgart’s Francisco ‘Maza’ Rodriguez Leaving for Club América


On Thursday iconic Mexican side Club América will announce that they have signed VfB Stuttgart defender Francisco ‘Maza’ Rodriguez.  The Mexican international has been with the Swabians for 18 months. Maza. 31. requested his release from Stuttgart.  According to Stuttgart Sporting Director Fredi Bobic Maza came and asked us to release him. He wants to captain the Mexican national team at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and to do that, he has to play regularly.  He feels that the opportunity to do that is the highest in his home country […]

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