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Bosnian trailblazer Ibisevic quits national team

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Sarajevo (AFP) – Veteran striker Vedad Ibisevic, who scored the goal that took Bosnia to their first World Cup finals and then found the net again when they got there, quit the national team on Saturday.

The 33-year-old Ibisevic decided to call time on his 10-year international career after Bosnia failed to reach the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Kalou saves Hertha with second penalty attempt

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Berlin (AFP) – Ivory Coast veteran Salomon Kalou rescued Hertha Berlin with a penalty at the second attempt in Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Freiburg in the Bundesliga.

Hosts Freiburg took the lead on 52 minutes when the video assistant referee (VAR) confirmed Christian Guenter had been fouled in the penalty area and Janik Haberer drilled home from the spot.

Ribery out for ‘weeks’ over torn knee ligament – club

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich confirmed on Monday that veteran winger Franck Ribery will be out for “the coming weeks” after tearing a knee ligament.

The 34-year-old had to be helped off in the 62nd minute of Bayern’s 2-2 draw at Hertha Berlin on Sunday and German media expect the Frenchman to be out for up to three months.

Ribery out for ‘weeks’ over torn knee ligament – club

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich confirmed on Monday that veteran winger Franck Ribery will be out for “the coming weeks” after tearing a knee ligament.

The 34-year-old had to be helped off in the 62nd minute of Bayern’s 2-2 draw at Hertha Berlin on Sunday and German media expect the Frenchman to be out for up to three months.

Ribery sidelined for up to three months – report

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich can expect to be without veteran winger Franck Ribery for up to three months with Sky reporting on Monday he has torn a knee ligament.

The 34-year-old had to be helped off in the 62nd minute of Bayern’s 2-2 draw against Hertha Berlin on Sunday which left them five points adrift of leaders Borussia Dortmund in Germany’s top flight.

Ribery sidelined for up to three months – report

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich can expect to be without veteran winger Franck Ribery for up to three months with Sky reporting on Monday he has torn a knee ligament.

The 34-year-old had to be helped off in the 62nd minute of Bayern’s 2-2 draw against Hertha Berlin on Sunday which left them five points adrift of leaders Borussia Dortmund in Germany’s top flight.

Bayern’s Ribery injures knee

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Berlin (AFP) – Franck Ribery suffered a suspected knee ligament injury in Bayern Munich’s 2-2 draw at Hertha Berlin, according to the German giants’ caretaker coach Willy Sagnol on Sunday.

“It’s the knee, it will be necessary to have some additional tests to know more, but we suspect a rupture of the cruciate ligament,” said Sagnol at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium.

Bayern’s Ribery injures knee

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Berlin (AFP) – Franck Ribery suffered a suspected knee ligament injury in Bayern Munich’s 2-2 draw at Hertha Berlin, according to the German giants’ caretaker coach Willy Sagnol on Sunday.

“It’s the knee, it will be necessary to have some additional tests to know more, but we suspect a rupture of the cruciate ligament,” said Sagnol at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium.

Bayern start search for Ancelotti successor

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Bayern Munich are putting their faith in Willy Sagnol as interim coach “for now” while seeking a replacement for the sacked Carlo Ancelotti, said the club’s sporting director Friday.

Two days before the Bundesliga champions visit Hertha Berlin, sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic took Ancelotti’s place at the pre-match press conference.

Hoffenheim draw keeps Hanover top of Bundesliga

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Berlin (AFP) – Hanover 96 remain top of the Bundesliga after Hoffenheim were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Hertha Berlin on Sunday after Sandro Wagner’s early header was cancelled out.

In the first ever Bundesliga match to kick off at 1:30pm local time (1130 GMT), Germany striker Wagner powered home a header after just six minutes to give Hoffenheim the lead in Sinsheim.

Promoted Hanover top Bundesliga

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Berlin (AFP) – Promoted Hanover 96 went provisionally top of the German Bundesliga on Friday when a 2-0 win over Hamburg saw them climb above Dortmund and Hoffenheim.

Those three teams had been level on seven points going into the weekend where Dortmund play Cologne and Hoffenheim take on Hertha Berlin on Sunday.

German female referee makes history as Leckie nets again

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Berlin (AFP) – Germany’s Bibiana Steinhaus made history on Sunday as the first female referee to officiate a match in a top European league by taking charge of Hertha Berlin’s 1-1 draw with Werder Bremen.

Steinhaus became the first woman to referee a top-tier match in the German, English, French, Italian or Spanish leagues when she oversaw the Bundesliga encounter in Berlin.

German female referee makes history as Leckie nets again

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Berlin (AFP) – Germany’s Bibiana Steinhaus made history on Sunday as the first female referee to officiate a match in a top European league by taking charge of Hertha Berlin’s 1-1 draw with Werder Bremen.

Steinhaus became the first woman to referee a top-tier match in the German, English, French, Italian or Spanish leagues when she oversaw the Bundesliga encounter in Berlin.

Female ref Bibiana Steinhaus ‘poised to make German league debut’

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Berlin (AFP) – Germany’s Bibiana Steinhaus is set to make Bundesliga history on Sunday by becoming the first woman to referee in one of Europe’s top leagues, according to reports.

Top German daily newspapers Bild and Die Welt claim the 38-year-old Steinhaus will officiate when Hertha Berlin host Werder Bremen in Germany’s top flight in the capital on Sunday.

Female ref Bibiana Steinhaus ‘poised to make German league debut’

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Berlin (AFP) – Germany’s Bibiana Steinhaus is set to make Bundesliga history on Sunday by becoming the first woman to referee in one of Europe’s top leagues, according to reports.

Top German daily newspapers Bild and Die Welt claim the 38-year-old Steinhaus will officiate when Hertha Berlin host Werder Bremen in Germany’s top flight in the capital on Sunday.

Hummels header edges Germany closer to Russia

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Prague (AFP) – Mats Hummels’ late header sealed Germany a 2-1 win over the Czech Republic in Prague on Friday to leave the defending champions on the brink of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.

The Germans took an early lead at the Eden Arena through Timo Werner, but the Czechs deservedly drew level when Hertha Berlin midfielder Vladimir Darida blasted home a superb equaliser with 12 minutes left.

Hummels header edges Germany closer to Russia

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Prague (AFP) – Mats Hummels’ late header sealed Germany a 2-1 win over the Czech Republic in Prague on Friday to leave the defending champions on the brink of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.

The Germans took an early lead at the Eden Arena through Timo Werner, but the Czechs deservedly drew level when Hertha Berlin midfielder Vladimir Darida blasted home a superb equaliser with 12 minutes left.

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.

Klopp, Liverpool back in Germany in Champions League play-offs

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Paris (AFP) – Jurgen Klopp takes his Liverpool side to his native Germany this week to face Hoffenheim as they target a return to the group stage of the Champions League.

It is three years since the Anfield outfit, five times European champions, last graced the group stage of the continent’s elite club competition.

Klopp, Liverpool back in Germany in Champions League play-offs

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Paris (AFP) – Jurgen Klopp takes his Liverpool side to his native Germany this week to face Hoffenheim as they target a return to the group stage of the Champions League.

It is three years since the Anfield outfit, five times European champions, last graced the group stage of the continent’s elite club competition.

Liverpool down Hertha as Coutinho gets captain’s armband

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Berlin (AFP) – Jurgen Klopp enjoyed a perfect return to Germany on Saturday, as Liverpool beat Hertha Berlin 3-0 in a pre-season friendly with summer signings Dominic Solanke and Mohamed Salah both on the scoresheet.

The game also saw Philippe Coutinho, who has been heavily linked with a $93 million move to Barcelona, handed the captain’s armband, and the Liverpool fans gave the Brazilian playmaker a rousing reception.

Liverpool down Hertha as Coutinho gets captain’s armband

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Berlin (AFP) – Jurgen Klopp enjoyed a perfect return to Germany on Saturday, as Liverpool beat Hertha Berlin 3-0 in a pre-season friendly with summer signings Dominic Solanke and Mohamed Salah both on the scoresheet.

The game also saw Philippe Coutinho, who has been heavily linked with a $93 million move to Barcelona, handed the captain’s armband, and the Liverpool fans gave the Brazilian playmaker a rousing reception.

Germany beat Spain to win under-21 Euro

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Kraków (Poland) (AFP) – Mitchell Weiser scored with a looping first-half header to hand Germany the under-21 European Championship title after a 1-0 win over Spain in the southern Polish city of Krakow on Friday.

It is Germany’s second title in the age group following their triumph in 2009, while Spain failed to expand their collection of four titles.

Germany beat Spain to win under-21 Euro

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Kraków (Poland) (AFP) – Mitchell Weiser scored with a looping first-half header to hand Germany the under-21 European Championship title after a 1-0 win over Spain in the southern Polish city of Krakow on Friday.

It is Germany’s second title in the age group following their triumph in 2009, while Spain failed to expand their collection of four titles.

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Univision Deportes sublicenses Bundesliga TV rights from FOX Deportes for 3 years

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Univision Deportes today announced that it has sublicensed the Spanish-language TV rights in the United States from FOX Deportes for the next three years.

Under the terms of the agreement, FOX Deportes will still broadcast Bundesliga matches in Spanish, but Univision Deportes will air three matches per week across Univision Deportes Network and UniMas as it has been doing for several weeks for this season after getting the broadcasts that GolTV used to air.

Univision Deportes sublicenses Bundesliga TV rights from FOX Deportes for 3 years

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Univision Deportes today announced that it has sublicensed the Spanish-language TV rights in the United States from FOX Deportes for the next three years.

Under the terms of the agreement, FOX Deportes will still broadcast Bundesliga matches in Spanish, but Univision Deportes will air three matches per week across Univision Deportes Network and UniMas as it has been doing for several weeks for this season after getting the broadcasts that GolTV used to air.

Bayern Munich, Dortmund and RB Leipzig feature in DFB Pokal games on US TV this week

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The Bundesliga’s top three teams will be playing midweek in the DFB Pokal competition, which will be streamed live to soccer fans in the United States.

All of the games will be shown televised live on ESPN Deportes. English-language broadcasts will also be available on ESPN3.

Here’s the schedule of the matches (all times listed below are Eastern United States time zone):

Tuesday, October 24

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Bayern Munich, Dortmund and RB Leipzig feature in DFB Pokal games on US TV this week

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The Bundesliga’s top three teams will be playing midweek in the DFB Pokal competition, which will be streamed live to soccer fans in the United States.

All of the games will be shown televised live on ESPN Deportes. English-language broadcasts will also be available on ESPN3.

Here’s the schedule of the matches (all times listed below are Eastern United States time zone):

Tuesday, October 24

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Messi, Neymar and Suarez set for America, James to Bayern, & More: Freedom Kicks for July 12, 2017

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The Big 3 come to America and Bayern gains a Galactico

Happy Wednesday folks. It's not a D.C. United day today...instead, it's a United States day as the USMNT take on Martinique tonight. There's also U.S. Open Cup action tonight as well. Well, let's get into the news:

Lionel Messi, Neymar, Luis Suarez all included in Barcelona's U.

Americans Abroad

Jonathan Klinsmann named to Hertha Berlin bench for Europa League match

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A young American goalkeeper is getting his first taste of Europe this evening.

Jonathan Klinsmann, son of former U.S. Men's National Team manager Jurgen Klinsmann, was named to the bench for the first time as Hertha Berlin takes on Ukrainian side Zorya Luhansk in Europa League action.

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Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: Christian Pulisic, Weston McKennie and more

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The 2018 World Cup qualifying cycle on Tuesday, but now, past, present and future members of the U.S. Men's National Team return to their club level as the look ahead to 2022 begins.

This weekend's schedule is headlined by action in Germany, starting with Christian Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund's clash with RB Leipzig.

Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: Christian Pulisic, Bobby Wood and more

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The Bundesliga kicks off on Saturday as several Americans in Germany look to kickstart their club campaigns on a high.

U.S. Men's National Team stars Bobby Wood, Christian Pulisic and Fabian Johnson could all see the field throughout the weekend as the German league kicks off. One notable name missing will be John Brooks, who is set to miss the first three months of the season due to injury issues.

Jonathan Klinsmann caught in Hertha Berlin injury crisis

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With under a month to go to Bundesliga kickoff, Hertha Berlin is in the midst of a big injury crisis in goal.

With a plethora of first team goalkeepers out of commission, five in total, Hertha are desperately searching for answers in between the posts. Young U.S. U-20 Men's National Team keeper Jonathan Klinsmann could've been the solution, but now finds himself caught up in the injury crisis as well, reports Kicker.

Jonathan Klinsmann signs with Hertha Berlin

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Jonathan Klinsmann's recent training stint proved good enough to earn him his first professional contract from a Bundesliga club.

Hertha Berlin announced on Tuesday that the club has signed the U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team goalkeeper following a training stint. Klinsmann began training with the club last week with the hopes of earning a professional deal and the young goalkeeper did enough to earn that deal with his grandfather's favorite club.

Jonathan Klinsmann makes 'good first impression' to begin Hertha Berlin training stint

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Jonathan Klinsmann recently began a training stint with Hertha Berlin, and club management says the early returns have been positive.

Hertha Berlin coach Pal Dardai said that the U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team goalkeeper "made a good first impression" to begin his 10-day training stint.

The Rest

MLS transfer rumors, John Brooks wants to join the Premier League: Brotherly Game Daily Links 7/27/17

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Union win! MLS moves!

Philadelphia Union News

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With Andre Blake shining in the international spotlight, one question hangs heavy over the Union.

Hertha BSC 2017/18 Nike Home, Away and Third Kits

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Improved German Bundesliga sideHertha BSC will return to action next month in DFB-Pokal action. The popular Berlin club will also make a return to European competition in the UEFA Europa League group stage next season. Hertha BSC will once again wear a three match kit collection from Nike for their next campaign.

European U21 Championship Final: Mitchell Weiser Heads Germany To Victory Against Spain (Photos & Video)

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Germany lifted their second European U21 Championship title after beating Spain 1-0 in Friday's final.

Spain came into the final as strong favourites, however, despite having lots of possession, they couldn't break down a disciplined German side.

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The only goal of the game came on 40 minutes, with Hertha Berlin defender Mitchell Weiser heading home a superb looping effort after a fantastic cross from Jeremy Toljan.