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Review of FOX’s Leverkusen vs. Bayern Munich TV coverage

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There's been no doubt that FOX Sports has done an excellent job with their Bundesliga coverage for the 2015/16 season. With a strong set of studio talent led by Ian Joy, the opinions of Eric Wynalda, Thomas Hitzlsperger and Jovan Kirovski seem better suited for the Bundesliga, a league that they undoubtedly enjoy and know a lot about.

Review of FOX’s Leverkusen vs. Bayern Munich TV coverage

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There's been no doubt that FOX Sports has done an excellent job with their Bundesliga coverage for the 2015/16 season. With a strong set of studio talent led by Ian Joy, the opinions of Eric Wynalda, Thomas Hitzlsperger and Jovan Kirovski seem better suited for the Bundesliga, a league that they undoubtedly enjoy and know a lot about.

Pep Guardiola unfazed by juggling Bayern Munich and Man City tasks

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Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola has dismissed concerns about his ability to remain focused on the job at hand with the German champions after committing his future to Premier League side Manchester City as of next season.

"I'm like a woman, capable of doing multiple things at once," Guardiola told reporters on Friday, in his first appearance since signing a three-year deal to take over from Manuel Pellegrini at City next term.

Pep Guardiola unfazed by juggling Bayern Munich and Man City tasks

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Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola has dismissed concerns about his ability to remain focused on the job at hand with the German champions after committing his future to Premier League side Manchester City as of next season.

"I'm like a woman, capable of doing multiple things at once," Guardiola told reporters on Friday, in his first appearance since signing a three-year deal to take over from Manuel Pellegrini at City next term.

Bayern face Leverkusen after turbulent Bundesliga week

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Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich head to Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday looking for three points to steady the ship again after a turbulent week.

Bayern head to the Rhineland in rude health with an eight-point lead in the table, but there have been plenty of tensions off the field in the last five days.

Bayern face Leverkusen after turbulent Bundesliga week

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Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich head to Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday looking for three points to steady the ship again after a turbulent week.

Bayern head to the Rhineland in rude health with an eight-point lead in the table, but there have been plenty of tensions off the field in the last five days.

Neuer insists it’s business as usual at Bayern Munich despite distractions

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Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer insists it's business as usual at Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich despite a turbulent week off the pitch for the Bavarian giants.

On the pitch, Bayern are in rude health with an eight-point lead in the German league table and have only lost twice all season ahead of Saturday's away match at fourth-placed Bayer Leverkusen.

Neuer insists it’s business as usual at Bayern Munich despite distractions

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Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer insists it's business as usual at Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich despite a turbulent week off the pitch for the Bavarian giants.

On the pitch, Bayern are in rude health with an eight-point lead in the German league table and have only lost twice all season ahead of Saturday's away match at fourth-placed Bayer Leverkusen.

Bayern boss denies Arturo Vidal alcohol problems, defends Guardiola

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Bayern Munich director of sport Mathias Sammer has threatened legal action over reports Arturo Vidal has an alcohol problem and defended Pep Guardiola's decision to coach Manchester City next season.

The worst kept secret in football was confirmed on Monday when the 45-year-old Guardiola announced he will replace Manuel Pellegrini at City in a deal reportedly worth more than £15 million ($21.

Bayern boss denies Arturo Vidal alcohol problems, defends Guardiola

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Bayern Munich director of sport Mathias Sammer has threatened legal action over reports Arturo Vidal has an alcohol problem and defended Pep Guardiola's decision to coach Manchester City next season.

The worst kept secret in football was confirmed on Monday when the 45-year-old Guardiola announced he will replace Manuel Pellegrini at City in a deal reportedly worth more than £15 million ($21.

Done Deal: Manchester City announce Guardiola as next manager

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Manchester City have officially announced that Pep Guardiola will join Manchester City on a three-year contract from 1 July 2016, replacing current manager Manuel Pellegrini at the end of this season.

Pep Guardiola dismisses reports of squad unrest

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Pep Guardiola on Friday contradicted the mole in his camp by insisting the atmosphere is 'really good' in the Bayern Munich squad and denied there is disharmony among his players.

Magazine Kicker created a storm in the German media this week by quoting an unnamed Bayern player, who claimed the squad's spirit is 'not good', then leaked details after Guardiola's demands for more professionalism.

Pep Guardiola dismisses reports of squad unrest

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Pep Guardiola on Friday contradicted the mole in his camp by insisting the atmosphere is 'really good' in the Bayern Munich squad and denied there is disharmony among his players.

Magazine Kicker created a storm in the German media this week by quoting an unnamed Bayern player, who claimed the squad's spirit is 'not good', then leaked details after Guardiola's demands for more professionalism.

Report: Atmosphere in Bayern squad ‘not good’ after Guardiola’s decision

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There are reports of unrest in the Bayern Munich squad, with magazine Kicker quoting a player saying the atmosphere is "not good" ahead of Pep Guardiola's departure.

Bayern are in rude health in the Bundesliga table, with the Bavarian giants eight points clear and on course to win a record fourth straight league title.

Report: Atmosphere in Bayern squad ‘not good’ after Guardiola’s decision

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There are reports of unrest in the Bayern Munich squad, with magazine Kicker quoting a player saying the atmosphere is "not good" ahead of Pep Guardiola's departure.

Bayern are in rude health in the Bundesliga table, with the Bavarian giants eight points clear and on course to win a record fourth straight league title.

Boateng sidelined for three months, hopes to be ready for Euro 2016

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Bayern Munich's Jerome Boateng expressed hope Monday that he would recover from a torn groin muscle injury in time to figure for Germany at Euro 2016. Boateng limped out of Bayern's 2-1 victory at Hamburg on Friday and a scan in Munich revealed the full extent of the problem with the player facing three months on the sidelines.

Boateng sidelined for three months, hopes to be ready for Euro 2016

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Bayern Munich's Jerome Boateng expressed hope Monday that he would recover from a torn groin muscle injury in time to figure for Germany at Euro 2016. Boateng limped out of Bayern's 2-1 victory at Hamburg on Friday and a scan in Munich revealed the full extent of the problem with the player facing three months on the sidelines.

Bundesliga scoring race heats up as Aubameyang, Lewandowski set sites on Mueller’s mark

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While the Bundesliga title-race may be lacking drama, the battle between hot-shot strikers Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Robert Lewandowski to finish as top-scorer looks set to enthrall fans until the season's end.

Bayern Munich remain on course to become the first club to win the Bundesliga for a fourth year running after Lewandowski scored twice in Friday's 2-1 win at Hamburg to leave his side eight points clear.

Bundesliga scoring race heats up as Aubameyang, Lewandowski set sites on Mueller’s mark

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While the Bundesliga title-race may be lacking drama, the battle between hot-shot strikers Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Robert Lewandowski to finish as top-scorer looks set to enthrall fans until the season's end.

Bayern Munich remain on course to become the first club to win the Bundesliga for a fourth year running after Lewandowski scored twice in Friday's 2-1 win at Hamburg to leave his side eight points clear.

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Soccer TV: Bayer Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich

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It's a big Saturday for European club soccer on American broadcast networks with the Bundesliga on Fox and the Premier League on NBC. Read More

This Weekend's Soccer on TV

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The English Premier League title race will feature a crucial fixture this weekend when table-topping Leicester City visits second-place Manchester City.

Manuel Pellegrini's squad is trailing by three points heading into Saturday's contest, but a win would give City the tiebreaker for the temporary table lead after the two sides drew 0-0 on Dec.

Top 5 must-see soccer games on TV this weekend

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This season's Premier League has been one of the most entertaining in recent memory and the coming weekend is set to be decisive in determining who finishes top of the pile at the end of the campaign.

Two of the sides in amongst the hunt for glory meet in what'll be a hugely significant clash early on Saturday.

Top 5 must-see soccer games on TV this weekend

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This season's Premier League has been one of the most entertaining in recent memory and the coming weekend is set to be decisive in determining who finishes top of the pile at the end of the campaign.

Two of the sides in amongst the hunt for glory meet in what'll be a hugely significant clash early on Saturday.

Klopp secures first summer signing, towering African agrees Liverpool move

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp seems to have secured his first summer signing already.

The Premier League giants have reached a pre-contract agreement with the Schalke centre-back Joel Matip.

Best Deadline Day Signing Was Pep Guardiola

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The breaking news on transfer deadline day was not that another big name star had moved to the Premier League, it was that the best manager in the world is moving to England next season.

It was one of the worst kept secrets in football that Pep Guardiola would be taking over at Manchester City this summer, and on Monday City confirmed that Guardiola has signed a three-year deal to manage City and would take over on Jun3 30.

Premier League and Bundesliga to compete head-to-head Saturday on NBC and FOX

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Two of the 5 over-the-air TV networks in the United States will be broadcasting European soccer games at the same time on Saturday when NBC features Southampton versusWest Ham United, while FOX shows Bayer Leverkusen against Bayern Munich.

Originally, FOX's high-profile game between Leverkusen and Bayern Munich was scheduled unopposed from Premier League competition on Saturday.

Premier League and Bundesliga to compete head-to-head Saturday on NBC and FOX

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Two of the 5 over-the-air TV networks in the United States will be broadcasting European soccer games at the same time on Saturday when NBC features Southampton versusWest Ham United, while FOX shows Bayer Leverkusen against Bayern Munich.

Originally, FOX's high-profile game between Leverkusen and Bayern Munich was scheduled unopposed from Premier League competition on Saturday.

Danny Williams scores for Reading in FA Cup win

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FOX Soccer 2GO free trial starts today

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FOX Soccer 2GO is offering a 7-day free trial to new subscribers of its live and on-demand streaming service. No promo codes are required. Plus, you don't need a cable or satellite TV subscription to watch the best Champions League, FA Cup, Bundesliga and other tournaments.

With FOX Soccer 2GO, you can watch your favorite teams play on your computer, smartphone or tablet.

FOX Soccer 2GO free trial starts today

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FOX Soccer 2GO is offering a 7-day free trial to new subscribers of its live and on-demand streaming service. No promo codes are required. Plus, you don't need a cable or satellite TV subscription to watch the best Champions League, FA Cup, Bundesliga and other tournaments.

With FOX Soccer 2GO, you can watch your favorite teams play on your computer, smartphone or tablet.

Bundesliga posts record income; CEO wants it to double

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The Bundesliga has posted record sales for the 11th season running, but it's boss wants revenue to double over the next 10 years to rival England's Premier League. Soccer in Germany's top flight generated 2.62 billion euros ($2.855 billion) for the 2014/15 season, but needs to grow internationally to compete with the top leagues in England, Spain, Italy and France, says CEO Christian Seifert.

Bundesliga posts record income; CEO wants it to double

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The Bundesliga has posted record sales for the 11th season running, but it's boss wants revenue to double over the next 10 years to rival England's Premier League. Soccer in Germany's top flight generated 2.62 billion euros ($2.855 billion) for the 2014/15 season, but needs to grow internationally to compete with the top leagues in England, Spain, Italy and France, says CEO Christian Seifert.

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Perspective needed on FOX’s record-breaking Bundesliga number for Stuttgart-Hamburg

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Congratulations to the Bundesliga and FOX Sports on the record-breaking audience of 468,000 who watched Stuttgart against Hamburg on the over-the-air FOX network last Saturday.

The 468,000 number is the biggest audience ever on US television for a live Bundesliga match. With it being the first of 8 live Bundesliga matches that FOX will be showing this season, the game won't hold the record for long.

Perspective needed on FOX’s record-breaking Bundesliga number for Stuttgart-Hamburg

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Congratulations to the Bundesliga and FOX Sports on the record-breaking audience of 468,000 who watched Stuttgart against Hamburg on the over-the-air FOX network last Saturday.

The 468,000 number is the biggest audience ever on US television for a live Bundesliga match. With it being the first of 8 live Bundesliga matches that FOX will be showing this season, the game won't hold the record for long.

Why are Bundesliga US TV ratings so poor?

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Afterone month of no Bundesliga soccer due to the annual winter break, German soccer returned to US airwaves last weekend with a match between Bayern Munich and Hamburg. The game was shown live on FOX Sports 1. There was very little competition on other networks. Plus the game had the advantage of being shownduring a historic snow storm across the United States, which meant that many more people were off work at home with nothing to do.

Why are Bundesliga US TV ratings so poor?

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Afterone month of no Bundesliga soccer due to the annual winter break, German soccer returned to US airwaves last weekend with a match between Bayern Munich and Hamburg. The game was shown live on FOX Sports 1. There was very little competition on other networks. Plus the game had the advantage of being shownduring a historic snow storm across the United States, which meant that many more people were off work at home with nothing to do.

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Hertha Berlin win fight to keep John Anthony Brooks

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High-flying Hertha Berlin have won their battle to keep USA international defender John Anthony Brooks, who has agreed a new deal to stay with the capital club until 2019.

The 23-year-old had been courted by Hertha's Bundesliga rivals Schalke 04, but Berlin have kept hold of their centre-back, who has risen up from the club's youth academy.

Hertha Berlin win fight to keep John Anthony Brooks

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High-flying Hertha Berlin have won their battle to keep USA international defender John Anthony Brooks, who has agreed a new deal to stay with the capital club until 2019.

The 23-year-old had been courted by Hertha's Bundesliga rivals Schalke 04, but Berlin have kept hold of their centre-back, who has risen up from the club's youth academy.

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Soccer TV: Gladbach vs Werder Bremen

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Gladbach takes on Werder Bremen on Friday's soccer TV schedule and the US Women are in action against Canada on Fox Sports 1. Read More

FC Cologne Lay On Brass Band And Mini-Soldiers As Part Of Matchday Karneval Celebrations (Photos & Video)

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With the entire city gearing up for Karneval, Cologne turned their Bundesliga game against Stuttgart at the weekend into a giant red celebration.

The players emerged from the tunnel wearing their lovely be-tasslednovelty kitand were escorted to the pitch by local children dressed up in the Red Spark guardsman uniforms that inspired it.