Features | Profile RSS feed for this section

Ricardo Rodriguez and VfL Wolfsburg reach for the table top

by Eskender Tamrat

In a swift counterattack move, the hosts hit Werder Bremen when Kevin De Bruyne played a delightful ball to the path of the onrushing Ricardo Rodriguez. The Swiss international’s effort was a typical poacher’s strike, as he lobbed the stranded goalkeeper Raphael Wolf to put Wolfsburg ahead. Any striker would be proud of this finish, as […]

Continue Reading

Timo Hildbrand makes surprise return to the Bundesliga

by Jody Strauch

Former Schalke 04 goalkeeper Timo Hildebrand was picked up this week in a surprise move by Eintracht Frankfurt. SGE will be without the services of their number 1, Kevin Trapp, who will be out for several months after seriously injuring his ankle in the game against Mainz 05 on Tuesday. Trapp was to undergo surgery […]

Continue Reading

A Look Back at Philipp Lahm’s National Team Career and his impact on German football

by Bundesliga Fanatic Staff

What better time to end one’s international career than with a World Cup. When Germany captain Philipp Lahm lifted the World Cup trophy in Brazil after the 1-0 win against Argentina no one knew it would be his last game for the team. After 10 years, 113 caps and several team and individual honors, Lahm […]

Continue Reading

What can Gladbach’s fans expect from Thorgan Hazard?

by Luke Harvey

With all footballing eyes currently fixed on the World Cup in Brazil, it can be easy for transfers to fly under the radar. One transfer that definitely won’t have been missed by Belgian fans is Thorgan Hazard’s latest loan move – this time to Germany and the Bundesliga’s Borussia Mönchengladbach. Many football folks were surprised when Thorgan […]

Continue Reading

Mathew Leckie, FC Ingolstadt’s unlikely World Cup transfer steal

by Chase Ruttig

Just a week ago Australian Mathew Leckie’s transfer to FC Ingolstadt was just another flash in the 2.Bundesliga summer transfer window, a FSV Frankfurt player that while getting a high number of caps in his 2012/13 campaign hardly made headlines as a second division player moving from one mid-table club to another one by heading […]

Continue Reading

Thomas Müller, der Raumdeuter, like a Spider, Scuttling Hither and Thither

by Rick Joshua

Think of those large house spiders you might occasionally see scuttling across your floor, usually during a warm summer evening. Just a blur of almost abnormally long, skinny legs, moving erratically and always managing to evade you as you try to corner it. Looking at this gangly arachnid you cannot understand how or why such […]

Continue Reading

Thomas Müller – The Bridge Between the Old and the New Germany

by Bernie Reeves

It is apt that he has statistically the most common name you can find in Germany, because when it comes to football, nobody in the current national team is more German than Thomas Müller. The Bavarian scored a hat-trick in a 4-0 mauling of Portugal on day five of the World Cup to put Joachim […]

Continue Reading

Profile: Shkodran Mustafi – Reus’ low-key replacement

by Aleix Gwilliam

When disaster struck in Mainz and Marco Reus’ ankle decided to give the Borussia Dortmund star a summer break, some Germany players from the preliminary squad who had been discarded saw their World Cup dream revive. Kevin Volland must have thought his chance had come while Shkodran Mustafi was probably planning which club to hit first […]

Continue Reading

Can Kevin Volland be Germany’s striker?

by Silas Swarbrick

In the 2010 World Cup, Joachim Löw called up six strikers in his final squad to South Africa: Miroslav Klose, Mario Gomez, Cacau, Stefan Kießling, Thomas Müller and Lukas Podolski. Thomas Müller was considered a striker back in those days as he played a supporting striker role in a 4-4-2 during his debut season at […]

Continue Reading

Steve Cherundolo Header Image

Danke Dolo

by Mark Harrington

This is my first season of attending the Bundesliga. I did get hooked watching Dortmund last year in the Champions League and my first game this season was at the Westfalionstadion; however, as much as I enjoyed going there, I felt that I wanted to experience the football culture with a smaller club. I opted […]

Continue Reading

Visit Us On TwitterVisit Us On FacebookVisit Us On Google Plus