The Bundesliga Schedules for the 2016/2017 Season and More

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The DFL released the 2016/2017 schedules today for the upcoming Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 seasons.  The Bundesliga season kicks off on Friday August 26 when Bayern Munich host Werder Bremen.  First division newcomers RB Leipzig will begin life at the top away at Hoffenheim while SC Freiburg mark their return to Germany’s top flight with their MatchDay One away fixture at Hertha Berlin.  Last […]

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Big Summer Ahead for 1.FSV Mainz 05

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Mainz finished sixth in the Bundesliga season, earning themselves a spot in the Europa League group stages.  But Die Nullfünfer are tangibly demonstrating that their ambitions are greater than an occasional Europa League spot. In July, Mainz will make its first trip to the United States, as they will train in Colorado Springs from July 9-16.  Coach Martin Schmidt and his club will play […]

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Aránguiz carries Bundesliga torch to Copa America Final

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It only took Chile’s Charles Aránguiz seven minutes to find the back of the net Wednesday night in Chicago in their semifinal Copa America Centenario match against Colombia. Bayer 04 Leverkusen’s Aránguiz was in the right place at the right time with the poacher’s finish, the goal wouldn’t have been possible if not for his brilliance in the buildup play. As both […]

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DFB Pokal First Round Schedule Announced

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The DFB has announced the first round of the 2016/2017 Pokal, which includes 64 German clubs, including all Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 teams, teams from 3.Liga and qualified amateur clubs from Regionalliga play.  The first round will be played over the weekend of August 19. As usual, the matches are played at the home of the lower division team pairings, […]

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Copa America Promo Offer for God Is Round

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As the Copa America Centenario will begin to enter the knockout stages, take advantage of a promotional offer on Juan Villoro’s remarkable new book, God Is Round (Restless Books, translated by Thomas Bunstead). The Publisher, Restless Books, is offering 20% off the book’s price ($16.99 paper; $14.99 eBook) during the remainder of the Copa America tournament, which ends on June 26th. […]

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DFL Announces Big Increase in New Bundesliga TV Domestic Deals

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The DFL (Deutsche Fussball Liga), the governing body of the 36 clubs comprising Germany’s top two professional divisions, announced the winners of the bidding for the domestic television rights for Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 matches.  The winners, newcomer Eurosport and current licensee Sky Germany, will create revenues of over 4.64 billion euros for Germany’s top two divisions over the four-year contract, […]

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CDU politician Sven Petke takes Boateng’s side over racist remarks by Alexander Gauland

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Sometimes a pictures says more than a thousand words. On Wednesday Alexander Gauland was back in the parliament of the federal state of Brandenburg attending today’s session. Over the last week or so the 75-year-old had been faced with a media shitstorm after he initially said that German footballer Jerome Boateng was the sort of person most people didn’t want […]

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The Bundesliga Influence at the 2016 Euros

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Copa America Centenario got underway last Friday and this Friday, June 10, the 2016 Euros kickoff as host country France play Romania in the Stade de France. Germany will begin their journey in this year’s Euros on Sunday the 12th against the Ukraine. (In the United States the Euro matches will be televised primarily on ESPN and ESPN Deportes, along […]

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A week in racist football news – The Ungerman national team and Özil the muslim

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The German politician Alexander Gauland was at the end of a media shitstorm when he decided to state in an interview that many Germans wouldn’t like to live next door to Jerome Boateng. However, after the media had a field day at the cost of the Alternative for Germany(AfD) politician, the 75-year-old decided to offer an apology. Gauland stated that […]

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Zlatan and Rot Weiss Oberhausen – A match made in heaven?

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After the transfers of Renato Sanches and Mats Hummels to Bayern München, most followers of German football thought that the biggest deals ahead of next season had already been made. However, fourth tier side Rot Weiss Oberhausen are currently working on making a dream come true: Getting Zlatan Ibrahimovic to play in Germany. The side that finished 5th in the […]

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