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Americans Abroad Weekend Rewind: Christian Pulisic, Romain Gall, and more

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Borussia Dortmund climbed back into the race for a runners-up spot in the German Bundesliga with a 4-0 demolition of Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday. Following their disappointing defeat at Schalke a week ago, the hosts cruised to three points and Christian Pulisic was a part of the action. The American winger's lovely assist in the 13th minute set up Jadon Sancho for Dortmund's opener in the triumph.

Nick Taitague trains with Schalke first team

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Schalke has a number of talented Americans scattered throughout the club's system, and one joined the first team for training on Tuesday.

Nick Taitague was one of five Schalke youth team players to join the first team for Tuesday's training session. A total of 13 Schalke players are currently on international duty, including the U.

U.S. U-17 winger Zyen Jones signs with Schalke

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Another young American is heading to Schalke.

Schalke announced on Monday that the club has signed U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team winger Zyen Jones. The Atlanta United product, who turns 18 in August, will join the club's U-19s for the 2018-19 campaign.

Jones previously trialed with the club in Januaryalongside New York Red Bulls prospect Chris Gloster.

Weston McKennie suffers knee injury in Schalke's draw with Hannover

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Weston McKennie could be set for some time on the sidelines after suffering a knee injury.

After coming off the bench in the 63rd minute of Sunday's match, McKennie lasted just 20 minutes before hurting his right knee. The issue came when the U.S. Men's National Team midfielder collided withHannover's Felix Klaus.

Schalke experimenting with Weston McKennie at centerback

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Weston McKennie has made waves in the center of the field since breaking through with Schalke, but manager Dominic Tedesco sees the American prospect as a potential answer in a different position.

Schalke has been experimenting with McKennie at centerback throughout the winter break and recently deployed the young star at the position in a 2-1 friendly win over Belgian side Genk on Sunday.

Mixed results for USMNT players in the DFB Pokal

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The DFB Pokal round of 16 was on the midweek schedule in Germany, the last games before the Bundesliga winter break. Weston McKennie subbed on in the 79th minute for Schalke in their 1-0 home win over Cologne. Maximilian Meyer scored the game's only goal in the 63rd minute with Ralf Fahrmann keeping the clean sheet.

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Risse scores ‘saddest’ goal as Cologne face drop

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Berlin (AFP) – Marcel Risse gave bottom-side Cologne faint hope of avoiding relegation from the Bundesliga with the “saddest” equaliser of his career in Sunday’s 2-2 draw at home to Schalke.

The dead-ball expert punched the air after his speculative free-kick beat Schalke goalkeeper Ralf Faehrmann on 84 minutes.

Risse scores ‘saddest’ goal as Cologne face drop

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Berlin (AFP) – Marcel Risse gave bottom-side Cologne faint hope of avoiding relegation from the Bundesliga with the “saddest” equaliser of his career in Sunday’s 2-2 draw at home to Schalke.

The dead-ball expert punched the air after his speculative free-kick beat Schalke goalkeeper Ralf Faehrmann on 84 minutes.

Kovac gets final date with future employers Bayern

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Berlin (AFP) – A brilliant back-heel from Luka Jovic inspired Eintracht Frankfurt to a 1-0 victory over Schalke in the semi-finals of the German Cup on Wednesday, meaning that Bayern Munich will meet their future coach Niko Kovac in next month’s final.

Jovic’s goal proved enough for ten-man Frankfurt to win a nervy game, firing Frankfurt into a second successive German Cup Final and setting up a fateful meeting between Kovac and Bayern on May 19.

Batshuayi could miss World Cup after ankle injury

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Berlin (Germany) (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund striker Michy Batshuayi is set to miss the rest of the season - and possibly the World Cup - after injuring his ankle during a defeat by Schalke at the weekend.

“Well, it’s not good news for now, my season is probably over and I won’t be able to pay Dortmund back for their confidence,” Batshuayi, who joined the Bundesliga club on loan from Chelsea in January, wrote on Twitter.

Naldo screamer seals Schalke win over rivals Dortmund

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Berlin (Germany) (AFP) – A 30-metre rocket from Naldo fired Schalke 04 to a 2-0 victory over arch rivals Borussia Dortmund on Sunday and strengthened their grip on second place in the Bundesliga.

Naldo’s superb strike sent the blue half of the Ruhr region into raptures as Schalke recorded their first win over Dortmund since September 2014.

Naldo screamer seals Schalke win over rivals Dortmund

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Berlin (Germany) (AFP) – A 30-metre rocket from Naldo fired Schalke 04 to a 2-0 victory over arch rivals Borussia Dortmund on Sunday and strengthened their grip on second place in the Bundesliga.

Naldo’s superb strike sent the blue half of the Ruhr region into raptures as Schalke recorded their first win over Dortmund since September 2014.

Dortmund out to settle score in derby duel at Schalke

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Berlin (Germany) (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund head to neighbours Schalke for Sunday’s high-profile Bundesliga clash still smarting after their arch rivals came from four-goals down last time in the ‘Ruhr derby of the century’.

Dortmund are still sore after Schalke scored four unanswered second-half goals in a frenetic 4-4 draw at Borussia’s Signal Iduna Park last November.

Dortmund rout Stuttgart to close on second-placed Schalke

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Berlin (AFP) – American Christian Pulisic’s goal kick-started Borussia Dortmund in a 3-0 victory over Stuttgart on Sunday, ahead of next week’s mouth-watering derby at Schalke.

Dortmund’s home win leaves them just one point behind arch-rivals Schalke, who are second in the Bundesliga table despite Saturday’s shock 3-2 defeat at Hamburg, ahead of next Sunday’s Ruhr derby in Gelsenkirchen.

Dortmund rout Stuttgart to close on second-placed Schalke

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Berlin (AFP) – American Christian Pulisic’s goal kick-started Borussia Dortmund in a 3-0 victory over Stuttgart on Sunday, ahead of next week’s mouth-watering derby at Schalke.

Dortmund’s home win leaves them just one point behind arch-rivals Schalke, who are second in the Bundesliga table despite Saturday’s shock 3-2 defeat at Hamburg, ahead of next Sunday’s Ruhr derby in Gelsenkirchen.

Kalou pushes Hamburg deeper into danger, Schalke make Bayern wait

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Berlin (AFP) – Salomon Kalou broke Hamburg hearts as he came off the bench to secure a 2-1 victory for Hertha Berlin on Saturday, while a Robin Knoche own-goal saw Schalke steal a 1-0 victory in Wolfsburg.

The win for Schalke denies Bayern Munich the chance to wrap up the Bundesliga title in Leipzig on Sunday evening, with the second-placed Royal Blues now 17 points behind the leaders.

Kalou pushes Hamburg deeper into danger, Schalke make Bayern wait

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Berlin (AFP) – Salomon Kalou broke Hamburg hearts as he came off the bench to secure a 2-1 victory for Hertha Berlin on Saturday, while a Robin Knoche own-goal saw Schalke steal a 1-0 victory in Wolfsburg.

The win for Schalke denies Bayern Munich the chance to wrap up the Bundesliga title in Leipzig on Sunday evening, with the second-placed Royal Blues now 17 points behind the leaders.

Pjaca boosts World Cup hopes to fire Schalke second

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Berlin (AFP) – Schalke snatched snatched second spot in the Bundesliga from Borussia Dortmund on Saturday as Marko Pjaca enhanced his World Cup hopes by scoring in their 1-0 home win against Hertha Berlin.

Pjaca, 22, is on loan from Juventus in his bid to win a World Cup place with Croatia after tearing his cruciate knee ligament last March.

Pjaca boosts World Cup hopes to fire Schalke second

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Berlin (AFP) – Schalke snatched snatched second spot in the Bundesliga from Borussia Dortmund on Saturday as Marko Pjaca enhanced his World Cup hopes by scoring in their 1-0 home win against Hertha Berlin.

Pjaca, 22, is on loan from Juventus in his bid to win a World Cup place with Croatia after tearing his cruciate knee ligament last March.

Football: Bentaleb penalty seals Schalke win at Leverkusen

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Berlin (AFP) – Schalke climbed from sixth to third in the Bundesliga on Sunday as Nabil Bentaleb scored on his comeback to seal their 2-0 victory at 10-man Bayer Leverkusen.

It was a sweet return for the ex-Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, who was dropped from Schalke’s squad a fortnight ago and told to improve his attitude.

Football: Bentaleb penalty seals Schalke win at Leverkusen

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Berlin (AFP) – Schalke climbed from sixth to third in the Bundesliga on Sunday as Nabil Bentaleb scored on his comeback to seal their 2-0 victory at 10-man Bayer Leverkusen.

It was a sweet return for the ex-Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, who was dropped from Schalke’s squad a fortnight ago and told to improve his attitude.

Eleven heaven: Lewandowski equals Bundesliga home scoring record

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski scored in his 11th consecutive home league match in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Schalke to equal the Bundesliga record.

The Poland striker, who now has 26 in all competitions, has netted in all of Bayern’s league games this season at the Allianz Arena.

Bayern coach Heynckes misses Schalke clash with flu

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich head coach Jupp Heynckes missed the Bundesliga leaders’ home game against Schalke on Saturday after suffering with the flu.

With the 72-year-old ill, his place on the bench was taken by assistant coach Peter Hermann.

Under Heynckes, Bayern have won 20 of their last 21 games in all competitions and face Schalke looking to move 18 points clear at the Bundesliga summit.

Schalke, Frankfurt into German Cup last four

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Berlin (AFP) – A first half goal from Guido Burgstaller fired Schalke to a 1-0 victory over Wolfsburg and a place in the semi-finals of the German Cup on Wednesday.

Last year’s finalists Eintracht Frankfurt also progressed to the last four, as a comedy of defensive errors saw them beat local rivals Mainz 3-0.

Schalke slam Germany manager Bierhoff in Goretzka row

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Berlin (AFP) – Schalke boss Christian Heidel has slammed Germany’s general manager Oliver Bierhoff for comments he made about their Bayern Munich-bound midfielder Leon Goretzka.

“I’ve got the message that he understands Leon’s move. I think that the national team manager has to be objective,” fumed Heidel on Thursday ahead of Schalke’s away Bundesliga match at Stuttgart.

Schalke threaten to drop Bayern-bound Goretzka

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Berlin (AFP) – Schalke’s chairman on Sunday threatened to banish their Bayern Munich-bound midfielder Leon Goretzka to the stands for the rest of the season if he fails to perform for the Bundesliga club.

Both clubs confirmed on Friday that Goretzka, 22, will join Bayern next season on a free transfer after five years with Schalke.

Schalke threaten to drop Bayern-bound Goretzka

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Berlin (AFP) – Schalke’s chairman on Sunday threatened to banish their Bayern Munich-bound midfielder Leon Goretzka to the stands for the rest of the season if he fails to perform for the Bundesliga club.

Both clubs confirmed on Friday that Goretzka, 22, will join Bayern next season on a free transfer after five years with Schalke.

Liverpool-bound Keita hits wonder goal for Leipzig

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Berlin (AFP) – Naby Keita showed why Liverpool want to sign him in this transfer window by scoring a superb goal for RB Leipzig in Saturday’s 3-1 Bundesliga win over Schalke.

The 22-year-old Guinea midfielder, who already has a contract with Liverpool to join them next season, showed his class with a thunderbolt of a shot to give Leipzig the lead just before half-time.

Schalke’ Tedesco heads crop of young Bundesliga coaches

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Berlin (AFP) – Domenico Tedesco has steered sleeping giants Schalke to second place in the Bundesliga with the 32-year-old part of a crop of young coaches enjoying success in Germany’s top flight.

The Royal Blues of Gelsenkirchen took a gamble at the start of the season by plucking Tedesco from second-division Erzgebirge Aue to revitalise their squad.

Schalke’ Tedesco heads crop of young Bundesliga coaches

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Berlin (AFP) – Domenico Tedesco has steered sleeping giants Schalke to second place in the Bundesliga with the 32-year-old part of a crop of young coaches enjoying success in Germany’s top flight.

The Royal Blues of Gelsenkirchen took a gamble at the start of the season by plucking Tedesco from second-division Erzgebirge Aue to revitalise their squad.

Rock bottom Cologne fire coach

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Berlin (AFP) – Peter Stoeger was finally sacked as Cologne coach on Sunday, ending his 1,634-days reign with the club bottom of the Bundesliga and winless after a disastrous run of results.

Although Cologne earned a 2-2 draw at Schalke on Saturday, denying the hosts the chance to go second in the Bundesliga, it emerged Stoeger knew it was his last game following discussions on Friday.

Rock bottom Cologne fire coach

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Berlin (AFP) – Peter Stoeger was finally sacked as Cologne coach on Sunday, ending his 1,634-days reign with the club bottom of the Bundesliga and winless after a disastrous run of results.

Although Cologne earned a 2-2 draw at Schalke on Saturday, denying the hosts the chance to go second in the Bundesliga, it emerged Stoeger knew it was his last game following discussions on Friday.

Five things to look out for in the Bundesliga this weekend

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund boss Peter Bosz will be fighting for his job once again when his struggling side visit a resurgent Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga on Saturday.

The pressure on the Dortmund coach is higher than ever following last weekend’s collapse against arch rivals Schalke, when Dortmund threw away a four-goal lead and saw their miserable winless run extend to six games.

Transfer News & Rumours

Major blow in Arsenal’s hopes of signing 22-year-old Santi Cazorla replacement

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Arsene Wenger has been dealt a bitter blow in his hopes of signing a long-term replacement for Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla, and it could be Bayern Munich’s fault.

According to Mundo Deportivo, the perennial Bundesliga champions are looking to sign Schalke midfielder Max Meyer on a free transfer this summer.

Arsenal linked with Deadline Day swoop for £18 million midfielder

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Arsenal have been linked with a Deadline Day move for Schalke midfielder Max Meyer.

The 22-year-old is out of contract at Schalke at the end of the season, but the Gunners are lining up an £18 million bid.

The likes Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur had previously been touted as potential destinations, but the German club refused to sell Meyer last summer.

Done deal: German club confirm signing of Chelsea defender

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Schalke 04 have confirmed the loan signing of Chelsea left-back Baba Rahmann. The 23-year-old already spent 12 months at the Veltins-Arena in a temporary capacity, and will now stay in Germany for another year-and-a-half.

He joined Chelsea from FC Augsburg in 2015, but failed to nail down a starting place and was move on just one year after coming to England.

Done deal: Chelsea defender completes loan move

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Chelsea defender Baba Rahman has re-joined Schalke 04 on an 18-month loan deal, reports Goal. The 23-year-old signed from FC Augsburg in 2015 but has made just 23 appearances in all competitions in the last two-and-a-half years.

Rahman has been on loan with Schalke since August 2016 and was due to return this summer.

Celtic eyeing move for forward with record of 43 goals in 256 games

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Celtic have been linked with a move for Schalke striker Franco Di Santo.

The former Wigan Athletic, Blackburn Rovers and Chelsea player struggled in the English game, but Bhoys’ boss Brendan Rodgers believes he could be successful in the Scottish Premiership.

Di Santo is being lined-up as insurance if a late bid arrives for Moussa Dembele, according to reports in Germany.

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Bundesliga: Naldo Nets Absolute Humdinger Of A Free-Kick As Schalke Beat Borussia Dortmund In Revierderby (Video)

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Schalke were victorious in Sunday's Bundesliga Revierderby at the Veltins-Arena, with the hosts winning 2-0.

Schalke, currently second in the German top-flight, took the lead just after break, withYevhen Konoplyanka capitalising on an error from Marcel Schmelzer.

Schalke ist auf Wiedergutmachungstour bei den eigenen Fans

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Der FC Schalke 04 empfängt heute Abend den VfL Wolfsburg in der heimischen Veltins Arena zum DFB-Pokal-Viertelfinale. Für beide Teams ist der Pokalwettbewerb die letzte Möglichkeit sich noch einen Titel in der laufenden Saison zu sichern. Mit Blick auf die aktuelle Bundesliga-Tabelle gehen die Königsblauen als „klarer" Favorit in das.