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Bundesliga Preseason Spotlight: Wolfsburg, Eintracht, Hoffenheim and Hertha

by Gerry Wittmann

VfL Wolfsburg:  Will Injuries Undermine Expectations? Wolfsburg’s Swiss training camp ended Friday, with the club travelling to Hamburg to participate in the Telekom Cup. Dieter Hecking’s club played only one test match while in Switzerland, defeating Austrian Bundesliga side SCR Altach 3-1, with goals from Max Arnold, the ageless Ivica Olić and Naldo. Under the leadership of […]

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Bundesliga Preseason: Spotlight on Dortmund, Gladbach, Freiburg and Hannover

by Gerry Wittmann

Upbeat Mood at Borussia Dortmund This summer, as seems every summer, Dortmund Coach Jurgen Klopp will have to find a way to replace a key member of last season’s roster.  This year, striker Robert Lewandowski is the departed star, following in the line of Mario Gotze, Shinji Kagawa and Nuri Sahin who left after obtaining […]

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Preseason Bundesliga News

by Gerry Wittmann

Big Year Ahead for Schalke? Schalke finished third in the Bundesliga table last year, earning Champions League play once again.  The club looks to have improved their attack for Coach Jens Keller with the summer signings of Leverkusen’s Sidney Sam and Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting from Mainz, while also inking former Leverkusen keeper Fabian Giefer from Fortuna […]

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Bundesliga news: Rüdiger not for sale, Rummenigge feels the rest of the league wants to hurt Bayern

by Linus Vedmar

Do you want to buy Antonio Rudiger? Forget it! According to Stuttgart manager Armin Veh, the 21-year-old is not up for sale. Moreover, Michael Mancienne, who recently left Hamburg to return to the United Kingdom, encourage more Englishmen to sign for a Bundesliga club, and Holger Badstuber has made his long anticipated return to action. […]

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Andreas Biermann suicide highlights struggle with depression in football

by Niklas Wildhagen

On Saturday night Andreas Biermann’s current club Spandauer Kickers confirmed that the 33-year-old had committed suicide. The former Union Berlin, Tennis Borussia Berlin and FC St. Pauli defender had struggled with depression for an extended period of time. Biermann himself had confirmed in 2012 that he had attempted to take his own life on three […]

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Swiss newspaper publishes controversial Löw quote

by Niklas Wildhagen

Ahead of the World Cup the Swiss newspaper Schweiz am Sontag was among the few media outlets who were given the chance to conduct an interview with Germany’s national team coach Jogi Löw. The paper’s journalist Markus Brütsch met Löw and his former teammate Roberto Di Matteo for a chat in London. The interview itself read […]

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German national team’s Campo Bahia turned into a hotel

by Niklas Wildhagen

The scrutiny and the criticism of the German national team ahead of the World Cup concerned several different elements. Even environmentalists got on the DFB’s case, stating that building a five star resort, the so called Campo Bahia, solely for the national team players was irresponsible, especially given that the fact that there wouldn’t be any use for […]

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News: Philipp Lahm retires from the national team

by Niklas Wildhagen

National team captain Philipp Lahm confirmed today that he’s retiring from the German national team. Lahm has played 113 matches and scored 5 goals during his 10 years wearing the jersey of Die Nationalmannschaft. The Bayern player made the decision ahead of the World Cup according to Germany news agency dpa. Lahm added that retiring […]

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Bayern Munich Launch American Website

by Gerry Wittmann

Bayern Munich, who have opened an office in New York City recently, have announced the startup of a club site directed specifically to fans in North America, joining other Bayern sites specifically aimed for fans in the UK, China, Japan, Russia, Spain, the Middle East and, of course, Germany. The new site features stories geared to […]

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Bayern Munich players continue to break records at the World Cup

by Niklas Wildhagen

Over the past couple of seasons, it has become a common sight to see Bayern München crush all the record books. At the start of the World Cup, the Bavarians had 14 players featuring in the World Cup, 7 of whom played for Germany. Over the course of the tournament, these players have made waves […]

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