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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.

Wilmots recalls Kalou, Doumbia for Ivory Coast

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Abidjan (AFP) – New Ivory Coast coach Marc Wilmots on Thursday tempted Salomon Kalou out of international retirement and recalled fellow striker Seydou Doumbia in a 27-man squad to face the Netherlands and Guinea next month.

Hertha Berlin’s Kalou had quit the national team after defending champions Ivory Coast crashed out of the Africa Cup of Nations this year in the first round.

Wilmots recalls Kalou, Doumbia for Ivory Coast

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Abidjan (AFP) – New Ivory Coast coach Marc Wilmots on Thursday tempted Salomon Kalou out of international retirement and recalled fellow striker Seydou Doumbia in a 27-man squad to face the Netherlands and Guinea next month.

Hertha Berlin’s Kalou had quit the national team after defending champions Ivory Coast crashed out of the Africa Cup of Nations this year in the first round.

RB Leizpig claim automatic Champions League berth

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Berlin (AFP) – RB Leipzig capped off a superb first Bundesliga campaign by securing automatic qualification for next season’s Champions League as Timo Werner scored twice in their 4-1 thrashing of Hertha Berlin on Saturday.

Leipzig, founded by energy drinks giants Red Bull in 2009, only reached Germany’s top flight this season after four promotions in seven years.

RB Leizpig claim automatic Champions League berth

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Berlin (AFP) – RB Leipzig capped off a superb first Bundesliga campaign by securing automatic qualification for next season’s Champions League as Timo Werner scored twice in their 4-1 thrashing of Hertha Berlin on Saturday.

Leipzig, founded by energy drinks giants Red Bull in 2009, only reached Germany’s top flight this season after four promotions in seven years.

Darmstadt relegated from Bundesliga

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Berlin (AFP) – Bottom side Darmstadt were relegated from the Bundesliga on Saturday after Torsten Frings’ team were beaten 1-0 at champions Bayern Munich.

The defeat leaves Darmstadt, coached by ex-Germany midfielder Frings, nine points from safety with two games left after Juan Bernat scored Bayern’s winning goal in Munich.

Darmstadt relegated from Bundesliga

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Berlin (AFP) – Bottom side Darmstadt were relegated from the Bundesliga on Saturday after Torsten Frings’ team were beaten 1-0 at champions Bayern Munich.

The defeat leaves Darmstadt, coached by ex-Germany midfielder Frings, nine points from safety with two games left after Juan Bernat scored Bayern’s winning goal in Munich.

Stocker helps Hertha end losing streak

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Berlin (AFP) – Swiss winger Valentin Stocker had a hand in both goals as Hertha Berlin ended their three-match losing streak with a 2-0 Bundesliga win over Augsburg on Sunday.

Hertha climb back up to fifth after victory at Berlin’s sun-drenched Olympic Stadium to keep their European hopes alive following straight defeats to Cologne, Moenchengladbach and Hoffenheim.

Sandro Wagner to face Bayern despite ‘ET’ finger injury

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Berlin (AFP) – Hoffenheim’s top scorer Sandro Wagner says he will be fit to face runaway Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich at home on Tuesday despite his stomach-churning “ET” finger injury.

Wagner has hit 11 Bundesliga goals this season to leave Hoffenheim on course for a Champions League place for next season.

Americans Abroad

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.

Jonathan Klinsmann set for training stint with Hertha Berlin

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Jonathan Klinsmann's tour around Europe continues with a stop at another top Bundesliga club.

The U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team goalkeeper is set for a trial with Hertha Berlin,coach Pal Dardai has told BZ. The stint will begin on July 3 when the club kicks off preseason and will last 10 days.

Americans Abroad Weekend Rewind: Yedlin, Brooks, Ream and more

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While one American was able to get his hands on a title on Sunday, two others sealed their spot in a playoff with statement wins.

DeAndre Yedlin and Newcastle United wrapped up the English Championship title on Sunday in what proved a busy day for Americans within the league. Tim Ream and Fulham sealed their spot in the promotion playoff with a win while Danny Williams and Reading locked up a third-place finish with a victory of their own.

Brooks set to miss time due to hip injury

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Another U.S. Men's National Team regular looks set to miss time due to injury.

Hertha Berlin announced that John Brooks is set to miss out "for the time being" due to a hip issue. According to German outlet Kicker, Brooks complained of muscular issues before a more thorough examination revealed a muscular issue in the hip region.

Americans Abroad Weekend Rewind: Arriola, Pulisic, Hyndman and more

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A trio of young Americans provided assists over the weekend while one U.S. Men's National Team defender was hit with an unfortunate own goal in defeat.

Paul Arriola, Christian Pulisic and Emerson Hyndman each provided an assist over the weekend, helping to lift their respective sides to victory.

John Brooks out for Hertha Berlin with muscle injury

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Hertha Berlin will bemissing one of its key players on Wednesday against Borussia Monchengladbach.

The club announced that Brooks did not make the final squad and will miss out due to a muscle injury. Brooks started and played the full 90 minutes last weekend in Hertha's 3-1 defeat to Hoffenheim, so the injurycould just be a minor knock.

Americans Abroad Midweek Preview: Pulisic, Wood, Brooks and more

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As club seasons wind down, several Americans abroad take the field for midweek clashes with the most intriguing coming in German Bundesliga play.

Several U.S. Men's National Team regulars collide this week in Germany's top division, headlined by a clash between Bobby Wood and Christian Pulisic.

Bayern Munich

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:

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Jens Lehmann to appear as special guest on Bundesliga games this weekend

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Arsenal and Germany legend Jens Lehmann will appear as a special guest on three Bundesliga matches televised by FOX Sports this weekend.

The first will be Friday, April 7 for the FOX Deportes broadcast of Eintracht Frankfurt against Werder Bremen (from 2pm ET). Then on Saturday, he’ll appear on the Bayern Munich against Borussia Dortmund broadcast on FS1 (from Noon ET).

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!

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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.