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Vidal fires Bayern Munich eight points clear

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Berlin (AFP) – Arturo Vidal’s fourth goal in as many league games shot Bayern Munich to a 1-0 win at Eintracht Frankfurt and an eight-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga on Saturday.

Bayern’s win means that they cannot be caught before the winter break, which starts on December 17, and makes them ‘Herbstmeister’ (Autumn champions) for the seventh season in a row.

Vidal fires Bayern Munich eight points clear

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Berlin (AFP) – Arturo Vidal’s fourth goal in as many league games shot Bayern Munich to a 1-0 win at Eintracht Frankfurt and an eight-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga on Saturday.

Bayern’s win means that they cannot be caught before the winter break, which starts on December 17, and makes them ‘Herbstmeister’ (Autumn champions) for the seventh season in a row.

Five things to look out for in German Bundesliga

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich will be out to extend their formidable lead at the top of the Bundesliga when they face Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday, with veteran Franck Ribery leading the way.

After two months out injured, the 34-year-old Frenchman captained Bayern to a 3-1 victory over Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday, making him the man of the moment in Munich.

Five things to look out for in German Bundesliga

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich will be out to extend their formidable lead at the top of the Bundesliga when they face Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday, with veteran Franck Ribery leading the way.

After two months out injured, the 34-year-old Frenchman captained Bayern to a 3-1 victory over Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday, making him the man of the moment in Munich.

Boateng strike breaks Hertha hearts in Berlin

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Berlin (AFP) – Ghana midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng hit a superb winning goal 10 minutes from time to seal Eintracht Frankfurt’s 2-1 comeback victory at his ex-club Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga on Sunday.

In falling snow at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium, the 30-year-old Boateng unleashed a superb shot from the edge of the area to leave Hertha goalkeeper Rune Jarstein with no chance.

Boateng strike breaks Hertha hearts in Berlin

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Berlin (AFP) – Ghana midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng hit a superb winning goal 10 minutes from time to seal Eintracht Frankfurt’s 2-1 comeback victory at his ex-club Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga on Sunday.

In falling snow at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium, the 30-year-old Boateng unleashed a superb shot from the edge of the area to leave Hertha goalkeeper Rune Jarstein with no chance.

Bayern eye Germany’s Wagner as Lewandowski back-up

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Berlin (AFP) – Hoffenheim coach Julian Nagelsmann has confirmed Bayern Munich’s interest in signing Sandro Wagner by telling the Bundesliga leaders to name their price for the Germany striker.

Bayern, who beat Augsburg 3-0 on Saturday to take a six-point lead at the top, are eager to sign a back-up striker for Robert Lewandowski, the Bundesliga’s top scorer, and Wagner fits the bill.

Dortmund throw away two-goal lead in Frankfurt draw

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Berlin (AFP) – Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund threw away a two-goal lead in their 2-2 draw at Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday as the pressure remains on goalkeeper Roman Burki.

Dortmund are winless in their last three games after losing 3-2 at home to RB Leipzig last Saturday and drawing 1-1 at Cypriot side APOEL on Tuesday in the Champions League.

Dortmund throw away two-goal lead in Frankfurt draw

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Berlin (AFP) – Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund threw away a two-goal lead in their 2-2 draw at Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday as the pressure remains on goalkeeper Roman Burki.

Dortmund are winless in their last three games after losing 3-2 at home to RB Leipzig last Saturday and drawing 1-1 at Cypriot side APOEL on Tuesday in the Champions League.

Kevin-Prince Boateng makes Eintracht debut

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Berlin (AFP) – Ghana midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng made his first appearance for Eintracht Frankfurt at Freiburg on Sunday - back in the Bundesliga two years after being thrown out of the Schalke squad.

The 30-year-old only signed a three-year deal with Frankfurt on Friday after a hasty exit from Spanish club Las Palmas, who the Ghana international left citing ‘personal reasons’.

Kevin-Prince Boateng signs for Eintracht

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Berlin (AFP) – Ghana ‘bad-boy’ midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng could feature for Eintracht Frankfurt in this weekend’s German league match at Freiburg after signing a three-year deal with the Bundesliga club on Friday.

Berlin-born Boateng is back in the Bundesliga after stints at Hertha Berlin, Borussia Dortmund and Schalke, plus spells abroad with Tottenham Hotspur, Portsmouth, AC Milan and Las Palmas, who he only quit on Wednesday.

Kevin-Prince Boateng signs for Eintracht

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Berlin (AFP) – Ghana ‘bad-boy’ midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng could feature for Eintracht Frankfurt in this weekend’s German league match at Freiburg after signing a three-year deal with the Bundesliga club on Friday.

Berlin-born Boateng is back in the Bundesliga after stints at Hertha Berlin, Borussia Dortmund and Schalke, plus spells abroad with Tottenham Hotspur, Portsmouth, AC Milan and Las Palmas, who he only quit on Wednesday.

Aubameyang seals Dortmund’s German Cup final win

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Berlin (AFP) – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang converted a second-half penalty to seal Borussia Dortmund’s 2-1 win over Eintracht Frankfurt in Saturday’s German Cup final - on what could be his final Dortmund appearance.

Aubameyang’s calmly taken spot-kick was his 40th goal this season for Dortmund in all competitions and ended Dortmund’s misery after losing the three previous cup finals in Berlin in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Dortmund eye German Cup, Aubameyang eyes door

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Berlin (AFP) – Hot-shot striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang bids to lift his first title with Borussia Dortmund on Saturday amidst growing speculation the German Cup final will be his last appearance for the club.

Dortmund face Eintracht Frankfurt at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium at 2000 local time (1800 GMT) with Borussia bidding to end their run of three straight defeats in Germany’s showcase final.

Dortmund eye German Cup, Aubameyang eyes door

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Berlin (AFP) – Hot-shot striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang bids to lift his first title with Borussia Dortmund on Saturday amidst growing speculation the German Cup final will be his last appearance for the club.

Dortmund face Eintracht Frankfurt at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium at 2000 local time (1800 GMT) with Borussia bidding to end their run of three straight defeats in Germany’s showcase final.

Football: Man Utd’s Varela gets tattoo — and German career over

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Frankfurt am Main (AFP) – Eintracht Frankfurt look set to send Guillermo Varela back to Manchester United after the on-loan defender defied the German club and got a tattoo.

The 24-year-old Uruguayan had the tattoo made on his arm just days before Saturday’s German Cup final and it became infected, ruling him out of Eintracht’s biggest game of the season.

Football: Man Utd’s Varela gets tattoo — and German career over

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Frankfurt am Main (AFP) – Eintracht Frankfurt look set to send Guillermo Varela back to Manchester United after the on-loan defender defied the German club and got a tattoo.

The 24-year-old Uruguayan had the tattoo made on his arm just days before Saturday’s German Cup final and it became infected, ruling him out of Eintracht’s biggest game of the season.

PSG ‘to bid 70 mn euros’ for Aubameyang

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Berlin (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain are poised to make a 70-million-euro ($76.5 million) offer to Borussia Dortmund for striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, a report in Germany said on Thursday.

Bild says the French-born hot-shot, who has scored 35 goals this season, has already met PSG director of football Patrick Kluivert in Paris and would double his salary.

PSG ‘to bid 70 mn euros’ for Aubameyang

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Berlin (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain are poised to make a 70-million-euro ($76.5 million) offer to Borussia Dortmund for striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, a report in Germany said on Thursday.

Bild says the French-born hot-shot, who has scored 35 goals this season, has already met PSG director of football Patrick Kluivert in Paris and would double his salary.

Bundesliga

Oka Nikolov signs for LA Galaxy

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Nikolov coached Andre Blake to the 2016 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year award

Per a press release, former Philadephia Union goalkeeper turned goalkeeping coach Oka Nikolov has signed with the LA Galaxy. Nikolov started his career with the Union in 2013 after over two decades with Eintracht Frankfurt in Germany's Bundesliga and 2.

‘I Put Him In A Head-Lock’ – Eintracht Frankfurt Coach Robert Kovac Chases Down Man Who Mugged 72-Year-Old Pensioner

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Eintracht Frankfurt coach Robert Kovac is being heralded as a hero after chasing down and apprehending a ne'er-do-well who mugged an elderly man outside a bank.

According to the Kicker, Kovac witnessed the thief steal money from a 72-year-old man as he left the savings bank and then proceeded to chase down the criminal.

Borussia Dortmund

This Weekend's Soccer on TV

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It's another weekend, so that means another three full days of soccer for you to watch.

Liverpool continues their tough stretch of games as they follow up their grueling match against Manchester United with a trip to Wembley Stadium, where Harry Kane and Tottenham await them. Spurs are coming off a pretty tough test themselves, as they faced Real Madrid in Champions League action on Tuesday.

Friday Kickoff: Dortmund not worried about Ousmane Dembele, Kylian Mbappe given No. 10 and more

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The Neymar deal is set to send shockwaves through the game, and those shockwaves could stretch from Monaco to Dortmund.

Borussia Dortmund boss Peter Bosz says he is not concerned about losing Ousmane Dembele to Barcelona in the aftermath of the Neymar sale. (REPORT)

AC Milan general manager Marco Fassone says the club could sign Radamel Falcao or Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Pulisic draws game-winning penalty to lead Dortmund to DFB-Pokal victory

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In Saturday's DFB-Pokal final, it was Christian Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund that came out on top to close the season with a trophy.

Pulisic drew the game-winning penalty kick on Saturday, leading Dortmund to a 2-1 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt in Saturday's DFB-Pokal finale. The win sees Dortmund win their fourth German Cup trophy while Pulisic sangs his first major professional honor.

Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

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Trophies are on the line on Saturday as several of Europe's top teams look to lock up one final piece of silverware before the season ends.

Action is headlined by the FA Cup final, which pits Premier League champions Chelsea against Arsenal. Spain's Copa del Rey finishes up with a David vs.

Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: Pulisic, Chandler, Torres and more

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An American will lift the DFB-Pokal on Saturday as Christian Pulisic and Timmy Chandler go head-to-head in the final of Germany's premier cup competition.

The two collide on Saturday as Borussia Dortmund faces off with Eintracht Frankfurt at theOlympiastadion Berlin. The two Americans will be looking to seal their first career trophies, with Eintracht Frankfurt also making a push for the club's first major top flight honor since 1988.

This Weekend's Soccer on TV

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Following the conclusion ofleague play, cup finals in England, Spain, France and Germany join a Liga MX final to headline this weekend's soccer action.

Just a weekafter lifting the Premier League trophy for a sixth time, Chelsea, once again, looks to add to their silverware collection. The Blueswill have to rally past Arsenal, who are desperateto lift a cup after a lamentable season.

DFB Pokal: Eintracht Frankfurt’s Guillermo Varela Ruled Out Of German Cup Final By Badly Inflamed Tattoo

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Eintracht Frankfurt full-backGuillermo Varela has been ruled out of the German Cup final after having a bad reaction to a tattoo he had done at the weekend.

Varela was due to start for Frankfurt against Dortmund in the DFB Pokal final this coming Saturday.

However, the 24-year-old disobeyed the orders of his coach, Niko Kovac, and wentunder the needle three days before the match a decision that has subsequently back-fired rather significantly.

Seattle Sounders

Seattle Sounders vs. Eintracht Frankfurt, friendly: Highlights, stats and quotes

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"For the development of the players on S2 it's great, I think the atmosphere was great, and we want them to keep growing in this club" -Gonzalo Pineda

MATCH SUMMARY

Seattle Sounders FC 1 - Eintracht Frankfurt 1

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Venue: CenturyLink Field

Referee: Victor Rivas

Assistants: Joshua Haimes, Seth Martin

Fourth Official: Chipalo Street

Attendance: 40,667

Weather: 70 degrees and sunny

SCORING SUMMARY

SGE - BranimirHrgota (Chandler) 29'

SEA - Clint Dempsey (Lodeiro) 44'

MISCONDUCT SUMMARY

SGE - Max Besuschkow (caution) 39'

SGE - Andersson Ordónez (caustion) 53'

SGE - Daichi Kamada (caution) 67'

SGE - Gelson Fernandes (caution) 74'

SEA - Nouhou (caution) 86'

LINEUPS & STATS

Seattle Sounders FC - Stefan Frei (Bryan Meredith HT); Brain Nana-Sinkam, Román Torres (Rodrigue Ele HT), Tony Alfaro, Nouhou Tolo; Harry Shipp (Ray Saari 71'), Gustav Svensson (Francisco Narbon HT), Nicolas Lodeiro - captain (Irvin Parra 76'), Clint Dempsey (Zach Mathers HT), Aaron Kovar (Seyi Adekoya 82'); Will Bruin (Victor Mansaray 67')

Substitutes not used: Shandon Hopeau, Sam Rogers

Total shots: 13

Shots on goal: 4

Fouls: 15

Offside: 7

Corner-kicks: 4

Saves: 6

Eintrecht Frankfurt - Lukás Hrádecky; Taleb Tawatha (Jonathan De Guzman HT), Andersson Ordónez (Danny da Costa 60'), David Abraham - captain (Bastian Oczipka HT), Timothy Chandler (Noel Knothe 60'); Gelson Fernandes, Luka Jovic (Slobodan Medojevic HT), Nelson Mandela Mbouhom (Renat Dadashov HT), Max Besuschkow (Marco Russ HT), Daichi Kamada (Danny Blum 70'); Branimir Hrgota

Substitutes not used: Jan Zimmerman, Makoto Hasebe, Marc Stendera

Total shots: 9

Shots on goal: 7

Fouls: 16

Offside: 1

Corner-kicks: 5

Saves: 3

POST-MATCH QUOTES

Acting Head Coach Gonzalo Pineda

Goalkeeper Bryan Meredith

Forward Victor Mansaray

Defender Brian Nana-Sinkam

Sounders draw Eintracht Frankfurt 1-1 in midseason friendly

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Clint Dempsey scored Seattle's only goal, just before halftime

With Major League Soccer kicking off its break for the group stages of the Gold Cup, the Seattle Sounders played a friendly against German club Eintracht Frankfurt to keep players fresh and give fringe/S2 guys a chance to impress against a top opponent.

Sounders to celebrate Frei citizenship during halftime of Eintracht Frankfurt friendly

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"I'm looking forward to being an American and doing American things."

TUKWILA, Wash. — Seattle Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei recently became an American citizen, just in time for him to play in Tuesday's 3-1 win in Colorado, which also happened to be the Fourth of July. The club are helping Frei celebrate his accomplishment with a special halftime "element" during Saturday's friendly at CenturyLink Field against Eintracht Frankfurt.

NIKE

Eintracht Frankfurt 2017/18 Nike Home Kit

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DFB-Pokal (German Cup) finalists of last seasonEintracht Frankfurt dropped their 2017/18 Nike home kits on Friday. It will be availableat World Soccer Shop, Kitbag,UK Soccer Shop andSubside Sports. Modeled by players Timmy Chandler and Vanessa Klich, Eintracht Frankfurt's new home jersey uses the black and white primary colorway that the club switched to at the [.

Eintracht Frankfurt 2017 DFB-Pokal Final Nike Kit

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Eintracht Frankfurt will wear a special edition kit from technical sponsor Nike in the final of the 2016/17 DFB-Pokal (German Cup) at the Olympiastadion in Berlin on May 27th. Die Adler (The Eagles) will depart from the black are white striped home kit that they have been wearing over the course of the season in [.

The Rest

Success for United’s U-17 team

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Manchester United's U-17 team won the Sparkasse VGH Cup today after beating Austria Vienna on penalties following the 1-1 draw. This tournament is for U-19 teams and this is the second consecutive year that United have lifted the trophy.

They beat Eintracht Braunschweig 2-1 in the first round, Eintracht Frankfurt 3-1 in the second round, Mainz 5-2 in the quarter-finals, and Fulham 2-0 in the semi-finals.

Hat Trick Mullins turns into Pa4rick Mullins, USMNT jersey designs leaked? and more: Freedom Kicks for 9/25/17

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Also: an emotional story down in RVA.

Hi. That was fun, wasn't it?

Recaps of D.C. United's 4-0 win over the San Jose Earthquakes by us (with more from us here), WaPo and MLS. Center Line Soccer has the NorCal take.

Lampard weighs in: "Class" performance from Mullins (MLS): Former Manchester City, West Ham United and Chelsea player Frank Lampard pays tribute to former New York City FC teammate Patrick Mullins.

Americans Abroad Wednesday Rewind: Christian Pulisic, Matt Miazga and more

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While Wednesday was a big day for Christian Pulisic, several young Americans had to settle for disappointment with their own clubs.

After winning the Dutch Cup last year, Matt Miazga and Viesse suffered an early exit in penalty kicks following a 0-0 draw in regular time. Excelsior also fell as Shane O'Neill and Desevio Payne couldn't quite lift the club to a win over Heerenveen.

Sounders add seven S2 players to roster for Frankfurt friendly

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Ray Saari and Irvin Parra have each been called up four times.

As expected, the Seattle Sounders have signed a slew of S2 players to help fill out their roster for Saturday's friendly against Eintracht Frankfurt. This roster will include seven S2 players: Rodrigue Ele, Shandon Hopeau, Ray Saari, Francisco Narbon, Brian Nana-Sinkam, Sam Rogers and Irvin Parra.

Sounders friendly vs. Eintracht Frankfurt: News, highlights, analysis

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As MLS heads into the Gold Cup break, the Sounders are taking the opportunity to entertain fans and give younger players a chance against a top club with a friendly match against Eintracht Frankfurt this weekend.

Seattle are missing a handful of players to the Gold Cup, most notably Cristian Roldan and Jordan Morris.

Gonzalo Pineda will serve as head coach against Eintracht Frankfurt

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Brian Schmetzer is at a coaching seminar this weekend and put Pineda in charge in his absence.

TUKWILA, Wash. — When Seattle Sounders assistant coach Gonzalo Pineda was first told by his boss, head coach Brian Schmetzer, that he was going to be leading the team out in this weekend's friendly against Eintracht Frankfurt, Pineda thought it was a prank.