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Boateng’s delight at Bayern return

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Berlin (AFP) – Germany defender Jerome Boateng was delighted to make his comeback on Saturday after shoulder surgery on a red-letter day for Bayern Munich, who went 10 points clear in the Bundesliga.

Robert Lewandowki netted twice in a 3-0 win at home to Eintracht Frankfurt at the Allianz Arena to leave Bayern with 28 goals from their last six games.

Bayern go 10 points clear as rivals crash

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich went 10 points clear in the Bundesliga on Saturday as Robert Lewandowski netted twice in their 3-0 home win against Eintracht Frankfurt while their main rivals lost.

Bayern have now hit 28 goals in their last six games with Lewandowski claiming 10 of them as coach Carlo Ancelotti stays on course to steer Bayern to a fifth straight German league title in his first season.

Bayer count on Chicharito to blunt Atletico threat

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Leverkusen (Germany) (AFP) – Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez has hit goalscoring form again for Bayer Leverkusen in a warning to Atletico Madrid ahead of their Champions League clash on Tuesday.

Five goals in three games ended a 16 match scoring drought for the Mexican and took him back into the top five hitmen in the German championship with 10 goals.

Bayer count on Chicharito to blunt Atletico threat

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Leverkusen (Germany) (AFP) – Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez has hit goalscoring form again for Bayer Leverkusen in a warning to Atletico Madrid ahead of their Champions League clash on Tuesday.

Five goals in three games ended a 16 match scoring drought for the Mexican and took him back into the top five hitmen in the German championship with 10 goals.

Bundesliga conquerers Bayern set sights on Arsenal

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich turn their focus on Arsenal and the Champions League on Wednesday having effectively ended the title-race in the Bundesliga with a fifth straight-crown now theirs to lose.

With a third of the German league season still to play, Bayern hold a commanding seven-point lead as all their main rivals lost at the weekend.

Bundesliga conquerers Bayern set sights on Arsenal

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich turn their focus on Arsenal and the Champions League on Wednesday having effectively ended the title-race in the Bundesliga with a fifth straight-crown now theirs to lose.

With a third of the German league season still to play, Bayern hold a commanding seven-point lead as all their main rivals lost at the weekend.

Holders Bayern host Schalke in cup quarters

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Berlin (AFP) – Holders Bayern Munich will face Schalke 04 in the German Cup quarter-finals while last season’s finalists Borussia Dortmund are away to third division giant-killers Sportfreunde Lotte.

The quarter-finals will be played on February 28 or March 1 with the final taking place at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium on May 27.

Hasebe nets as Frankfurt climb to third

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Berlin (AFP) – Japan’s Makoto Hasebe converted a late penalty in Eintracht Frankfurt’s 2-0 win over bottom side Darmstadt which saw them climb above Borussia Dortmund into third in the Bundesliga on Sunday.

Frankfurt, who reached the European Cup final in 1960, are on course to make their Champions League debut next season after the home win lifted them from seventh in Germany’s top flight.

Hasebe nets as Frankfurt climb to third

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Berlin (AFP) – Japan’s Makoto Hasebe converted a late penalty in Eintracht Frankfurt’s 2-0 win over bottom side Darmstadt which saw them climb above Borussia Dortmund into third in the Bundesliga on Sunday.

Frankfurt, who reached the European Cup final in 1960, are on course to make their Champions League debut next season after the home win lifted them from seventh in Germany’s top flight.

Leipzig down 10-man Frankfurt to trim Bayern lead

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Berlin (AFP) Goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky was sent off just 125 seconds into Eintracht Frankfurt's 3-0 defeat on Saturday as second-placed RB Leipzig trimmed Bayern Munich's lead in the Bundesliga.

The match at Leipzig's Red Bull Arena had barely begun when Hradecky dropped to the turf to gather a loose ball just outside his area and was shown a straight red card for handling the ball.

Leipzig down 10-man Frankfurt to trim Bayern lead

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Berlin (AFP) Goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky was sent off just 125 seconds into Eintracht Frankfurt's 3-0 defeat on Saturday as second-placed RB Leipzig trimmed Bayern Munich's lead in the Bundesliga.

The match at Leipzig's Red Bull Arena had barely begun when Hradecky dropped to the turf to gather a loose ball just outside his area and was shown a straight red card for handling the ball.

Hasenhuettl braced for test of Leipzig’s mettle

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Berlin (AFP) RB Leipzig coach Ralph Hasenhuettl admits his young side face a test of their mettle as legitimate Bundesliga title challengers with three tough matches, starting on Saturday.

Leipzig are second only to Bayern Munich in Germany's top flight with the league resuming this weekend after the four-week winter break.

Dortmund crash to defeat at Frankfurt

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Berlin (AFP) Borussia Dortmund were brought crashing to earth on Saturday following their record Champions League win with a 2-1 Bundesliga defeat at Eintracht Frankfurt, who went third in Germany's top flight.

It was a first defeat in 10 games for Dortmund and came hot on the heels of their 8-4 romp on Tuesday at home to Legia Warsaw a record score for a Champions League game.

Bayern romp delights Ancelotti after winless dip

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti said their 4-1 romp against PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League was the reaction he was looking for after a three-match winless streak.

Bayern bounced back in emphatic style on Wednesday at the Allianz Arena with winger Arjen Robben in outstanding form.

Lahm, Ancelotti slam Bayern’s ‘bad attitude’

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Berlin (AFP) Both captain Philipp Lahm and coach Carlo Ancelotti both slammed Bayern Munich's 'bad attitude' as Saturday's 2-2 draw at ten-man Eintracht Frankfurt left them winless in three games.

Bayern host PSV Eindhoven in a key Champions League game on Wednesday needing a win, following their 1-0 Champions League defeat at Atletico Madrid nearly three weeks ago, to stay on course for the knock-out stage.

Lahm, Ancelotti slam Bayern’s ‘bad attitude’

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Berlin (AFP) Both captain Philipp Lahm and coach Carlo Ancelotti both slammed Bayern Munich's 'bad attitude' as Saturday's 2-2 draw at ten-man Eintracht Frankfurt left them winless in three games.

Bayern host PSV Eindhoven in a key Champions League game on Wednesday needing a win, following their 1-0 Champions League defeat at Atletico Madrid nearly three weeks ago, to stay on course for the knock-out stage.

Ten-man Frankfurt extend Bayern’s winless run

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Berlin (AFP) Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich are now winless in their last three games after being held to a 2-2 draw at ten-man Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday in the German league.

After last month's 1-0 Champions League defeat at Atletico Madrid and their 1-1 league draw with Cologne before the international break, this was neither the performance nor the result coach Carlo Ancelotti wanted.

Mueller dismisses talk of Bayern wobble

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Berlin (AFP) Bayern Munich's Thomas Mueller says there is no need to panic as the Bundesliga leaders look to get back to winning ways when they play Eintracht Frankfurt away on Saturday.

Bayern dropped their first league points of the season after being held to a 1-1 draw at home to Cologne a fortnight ago, four days after their Champions League defeat at Atletico Madrid.

New Schalke coach under fire after worst start

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Berlin (AFP) Schalke's Markus Weinzierl is under growing pressure ahead of Wednesday's Bundesliga clash at home to Cologne after becoming the first Royal Blues coach to lose his opening three league games.

With his side second-from-bottom in the table, Schalke host Cologne in Gelsenkirchen desperate for points following defeats to Eintracht Frankfurt, Bayern Munich and Hertha Berlin, who beat them 2-0 on Sunday.

New Schalke coach under fire after worst start

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Berlin (AFP) Schalke's Markus Weinzierl is under growing pressure ahead of Wednesday's Bundesliga clash at home to Cologne after becoming the first Royal Blues coach to lose his opening three league games.

With his side second-from-bottom in the table, Schalke host Cologne in Gelsenkirchen desperate for points following defeats to Eintracht Frankfurt, Bayern Munich and Hertha Berlin, who beat them 2-0 on Sunday.

Americans Abroad

Americans Abroad Wednesday Preview: Johnson, Wood, Wagner and more

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Wednesday is a busy day for Americans throughout both Europe and Mexico.

Two U.S. Men's National Team regulars combine in the headlining match of the day, which comes in German DFB-Pokal action. A spot in the competition's semifinal is on the line on Wednesday as Bobby Wood and Hamburg face off with Fabian Johnson and Borussia Dortmund for the right to join Timmy Chandler and Eintracht Frankfurt in the next stage.

Americans Abroad Tuesday Preview: Pulisic, Yedlin, Gonzalez and more

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Tuesday is a busy day for American players as several could see the field in a variety of competitions.

German soccer's premier cup competition continues on Tuesday with the quarterfinalround of the DFB-Pokal. Christian Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund will look to push towards the semifinals in Tuesday's match against Sportfreunde Lotte while Timmy Chandler and Eintracht Frankfurt face off with Arminia Bielefeld.

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

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Several U.S. Men's National Team regulars face major matchups over the weekend while a few familiar faces could make their debut with new clubs.

The action is headlined by those scattered throughout the Bundesliga as several Americans collide while others face big tests. Christian Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund face off with fellow contenders RB Leipzig on Saturday, while John Brooks and Alfredo Morales collide that same day.

Americans Abroad Sunday Rewind: Alvarado, Chandler, Grossman and more

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Before officially departing his current club, Ventura Alvarado had a part to play in guiding Club America to the Liga MX Apertura final.

Alvarado started and played all 90 minutes at right back, helping guide Club America to a 2-0 win over Necaxa. The win sees the club seal a 3-1 aggregate victory, booking a date with Jose Torres, Luis Silva and Tigres in the Liga MX finale.

Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: Pulisic, Chandler, Liga MX and more

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The post-Thanksgiving soccer schedule is a busy one for the contingent of Americans Abroad.

Bundesliga matchups headline the weekend, beginning with a clash between Christian Pulisic's Borussia Dortmund and Timmy Chandler's Eintracht Frankfurt. Following a Champions League defeat, Julian Green and Bayern Munich are back in action for a tough match against Bayer Leverkusen while Fabian Johnson and Borussia Monchengladbach take on Hoffenheim.

Americans Abroad Tuesday Preview: Chandler, Brooks, Wood and more

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Tuesday is a day for cup action, and several American stars may take part in helping their teams advance in domestic competitions.

German soccer headlines a busy day as several Americans face-off in the DFB-Pokal. One of the more in-form players abroad, Timmy Chandler, could be in the lineup for Eintracht Frankfurt for a clash with Alfredo Morales' Ingolstadt, while John Brooks and Fafa Picault may collide with Hertha Berlin takes on St.

Americans Abroad: Friday Rewind

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In a clash of recent U.S. Men's National Team contributors, Timmy Chandler emerged on top.

Chandler and Eintracht Frankfurt cruised past Bobby Wood's Hamburg, 3-0, to temporarily leap into fourth place in the Bundesliga. Chandler, who has recently reportedly drawn interest from Roma, played all 90 minutes for Frankfurt, who benefitted heavily from aDennis Diekmeier red card in the 57th minute.

Report: Roma interested in January move for Timmy Chandler

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Timmy Chandler has been one of Eintracht Frankfurt's best players this season. His recent resurgence was enough to capture the attention of Jurgen Klinsmann and the U.S. Men's National Team while also reportedly drawing interest from a major European club.

According to German outlet Bild, Roma is currently following"performances by Chandler with interest".

Brooks set for return to new competition after missing time with injury

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John Brooks is set to return from injury, but his return to the lineup is far from guaranteed.

The U.S. Men's National Team defender returned to Hertha Berlin training on Tuesday after missing matches againstSchalke, Bayern Munich and Eintracht Frankfurt due to a groin injury. The centerback says his return comes "without any problems", according to Kicker.

Bundesliga

Sounders will face German, Mexican clubs in pair of friendlies

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Both Nexaca and Eintracht Frankfurt matches will be played during international breaks.

Those two placeholders in your season ticket pack? They're for international friendlies this season as the Sounders have announced matches against Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt (July 9) as well as Liga MX side Club Necaxa (March 25).

Some Soccer News for Sep 19, 2016

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It's Day 263 of 2016.


Americans were in a big game south of the border:
-Sat Sep 17
Pachuca 2-2 Tijuana
  • Omar Gonzalez v Michael Orozco + Paul Arriola
  • All 3 played, the first two going the full 90 and Arriola played 3.
  • Now in 4th and 2nd respectively.

Europe

Eintracht Frankfurt: From relegation battlers to Champions League contenders in €3 million

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It's 23rd May 2016. 50,000 fill the stands of the Grundig Stadion to watch the home side, 1. FC Nürnberg take on Eintracht Frankfurt. This was no ordinary game; this was the Bundesliga relegation...

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German Bundesliga team of the season so far 2016/17 – starring Gnabry, Forsberg and Aubameyang

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The first half of the Bundesliga season is over and it's been an exciting one so far. Bayern Munich sit top but they've been pushed all the way by surprise package RB Leipzig, while,...

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Enes Unal, Ousmane Dembele, Kylian Mbappe… #JF70 Young Talents of the Week, week 5

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The #JF70 is our annual selection of the top most exciting young players to watch in Europe around a variety of Europe's major leagues. After selecting the best young talents to watch in...

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The #JF70 2017 – Top 10 German Bundesliga young talents to watch in 2016/17

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We've reviewed and graded 2015/16's most exciting young talentsto watch in the Netherlands, England, Spain, Italy, France and Germany on Just Football. Now it's time for us to...

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Timothy Chandler

Chandler not planning on MLS move in near future

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The wave of returning U.S. Men's National Team players to Major League Soccer will not include one of the top full backs on the depth chart. Timothy Chandler said in an interview with Kicker that he might consider a move to MLS at some point in his career, but not at the moment.

"You think about (MLS)," Chandler said.

Chandler expresses desire to stay with Frankfurt as contract winds down

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With Timothy Chandler in the midst of perhaps his best season yet with Eintracht Frankfurt, the U.S. Men's National Team defender doesn't have plans to leave anytime soon.

Chandler has been a key part of Frankfurt this season, leading the defense while starting all 10 Bundesliga matches for the team as they've soared to 18 points in that span.

The Rest

Friday Kickoff: Wenger, Hart, Fabian and more

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An Arsenal executive released a statement regarding Arsene Wenger while Joe Hart's future remains undecided.

Arsenal chairman Sir Chips Keswick issued an official statement saying that a decision on Arsene Wenger's future with the club "will be made by us mutually and communicated at the right time in the right way.

Ranking the USMNT roster by position

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Two vets hold down top spots at goalkeeper and forward, while a pair of youngsters lead defenders and midfielders.

The United States Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann named a 26-man roster ahead of the upcoming Hex World Cup Qualifiers against Mexico in Columbus, Ohio, on Friday, Nov.

Eintracht Frankfurt 2016/17 Nike Home, Away and Third Kits

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Eintracht Frankfurt faced undefeated Bayern Munich in Bundesliga action at their Commerzbank-Arena on Saturday. Die [...]