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Weston McKennie sidelined with thigh injury

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Weston McKennie has rapidly become a key part of the Schalke midfield, but the young American midfielder is set to miss some time due to injury.

Schalke announced on Wednesday that McKennie has picked up a thigh strain in the club's 1-1 draw with Bayer Leverkusen. According to the club, McKennie's return will depend on the healing process, but he is expected to miss roughly two weeks, keeping him out of the Oct.

Weston McKennie extends contract with Schalke

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Weston McKennie has rapidly become part of the Schalke first team, and the club has now taken the step to lock the midfielder up for years to come.

Schalke announced on Wednesday that McKennie has signed a new deal with the club, extending his contract until 2022. McKennie's prior deal was set to expire after the 2020 season.

Weston McKennie earns first Bundesliga start as Schalke faces Bayern Munich

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Weston McKennie has impressed during his time with the Schalke first team this season, but the American midfielder faces his biggest test to date on Tuesday afternoon.

McKennie was selected as part of Schalke's starting XI to face Bayern Munich in Tuesday's Bundesliga clash (2:30 p.m., Fox Sports 1).

Weston McKennie impresses in 'very good' Schalke start

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Weston McKennie earned his first senior start with Schalke on Monday, and coach Dominic Tedesco came away impressed with the young American midfielder.

McKennie started and played 58 minutes in Schalke's2-0 DFB Pokal win at Dynamo Berlin on Monday. McKennie's start comes in the aftermath of a senior debut to close the last campaign as the midfielder made a substitute appearance in the final match of the club's 2016-17 campaign.

Weston McKennie starts for Schalke in DFB-Pokal opener

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One of the young Americans waiting to make his mark on the first team in Germany earned his first chance of the new season to impress on Monday.

Weston McKennie, who was promoted to the Schalke first team at the end of last season, made his first start for the Bundesliga club on Monday in the DFB-Pokal opener against BFC Dynamo from Berlin, a team from the Regionalliga Nordost in the fourth tier of German soccer.

Haji Wright goes on loan to Sandhausen

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Haji Wright was in need of more playing time after finding himself in limbo at Schalke, and that playing time will come via a loan spell in the 2. Bundesliga.

SV Sandhausen announced on Friday that the club has signed Wright from Schalke on a season-long loan. With the move, Wright links up with fellow American Andrew Wooten, who has been with the club since 2014.

Haji Wright to train with Schalke U-23s after starting preseason with first team

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Haji Wright had his moments throughout Schalke's preseason, but the American forward's next step will come away from the club's senior team.

Schalke announced that Wright is set to train with the club's U-23 team after beginning preseason with the first team squad. Wright had been with Schalke's senior group for the first four games of preseason with his standout performance coming via a four-goal performance in a 9-1 win over fifth division side SpVgg Erkenschwick.

Weston McKennie impressing in preseason with Schalke senior squad

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18-year-old Weston McKennie is impressing with Schalke's senior squad this summer.

After making his senior debut in Schalke's final Bundesliga match of last season, the U.S. youth international is looking to earn a permanent place with the club. McKennie is coming off a standout display against Besiktas on Thursday in China, where he added an assist in a 3-2 victory.

American teenager Weston McKennie makes Schalke debut

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18-year-old American international Weston McKennie became the second-youngest player to feature in a Bundesliga match, coming on as a second-half sub in a 1-1 draw at Ingolstadt on Saturday.

The midfielder entered the match in the 77th minute, replacing Donis Advijaj in Schalke's midfield. However, the youngster couldn't help 10-men Schalke earn more than a point in the season-ending draw.

Americans Abroad Midweek Preview: Pulisic, Johnson, Gonzalez and more

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World Cup qualifiers are just around the corner as several Americans take the field for midweek action.

In Germany, Christian Pulisic and Fabian Johnson take the field as they look to advance their side in non-league competitions. Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund face DFB-Pokal action on Tuesday against Sportfreunde Lotte while Thursday brings Johnson's Europa League clash with Schalke.

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Teenager Geiger helps Hoffenheim go top

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Berlin (AFP) – Teenage midfielder Dennis Geiger scored his first league goal to help fire Hoffenheim top of the Bundesliga table on Saturday as they beat Schalke 2-0 at home.

After defending champions Bayern Munich threw away a two-goal lead in Friday’s 2-2 draw at home to Wolfsburg, Hoffenheim picked up the three points to go top ahead of Borussia Dortmund, who host Borussia Moenchengladbach later on Saturday.

Teenager Geiger helps Hoffenheim go top

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Berlin (AFP) – Teenage midfielder Dennis Geiger scored his first league goal to help fire Hoffenheim top of the Bundesliga table on Saturday as they beat Schalke 2-0 at home.

After defending champions Bayern Munich threw away a two-goal lead in Friday’s 2-2 draw at home to Wolfsburg, Hoffenheim picked up the three points to go top ahead of Borussia Dortmund, who host Borussia Moenchengladbach later on Saturday.

Neuer injury thrusts Ulreich into Bayern limelight

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Berlin (AFP) – Sven Ulreich considered quitting Bayern Munich over the close season due to a lack of chances, but Manuel Neuer’s latest injury has propelled his understudy into the spotlight.

Germany standout and Bayern captain Neuer is out until January after undergoing surgery on Tuesday - his third operation in six months for a fractured foot.

Neuer out until January after foot op – Bayern

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich have confirmed their Germany goalkeeper and captain Manuel Neuer will be out until January having undergone another operation on Tuesday after again fracturing his left foot.

The 31-year-old had only returned at the end of August after fracturing the same foot in April.

Neuer out until January after foot op – Bayern

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich have confirmed their Germany goalkeeper and captain Manuel Neuer will be out until January having undergone another operation on Tuesday after again fracturing his left foot.

The 31-year-old had only returned at the end of August after fracturing the same foot in April.

Bayern sweat over new Neuer injury

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich face an anxious wait to discover the extent of the recurrence of a foot injury suffered by club captain and Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.

Bayern said Neuer will undergo a scan on Tuesday which will reveal the full nature of the new injury to the same foot he fractured last April.

Bayern sweat over new Neuer injury

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich face an anxious wait to discover the extent of the recurrence of a foot injury suffered by club captain and Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.

Bayern said Neuer will undergo a scan on Tuesday which will reveal the full nature of the new injury to the same foot he fractured last April.

Hoewedes joins Juventus in hasty transfer

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Rome (AFP) – Germany’s World Cup winner Benedikt Hoewedes completed a hastily arranged transfer to Italian champions Juventus on Wednesday after being stripped of the captaincy at Schalke.

“Juventus Football Club announces that Benedikt Hoewedes has signed on a season-long loan deal with an option to buy,” the Italian giants announced on their website.

Hoewedes set to join Juventus in hasty transfer

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Berlin (AFP) – Germany’s World Cup winner Benedikt Hoewedes is set to join Italian champions Juventus on Wednesday in a hastily arranged transfer after being stripped of the captaincy at Schalke.

Juventus confirmed via the club’s official Twitter account that Hoewedes was in Turin for a medical check.

Hoewedes set to join Juventus in hasty transfer

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Berlin (AFP) – Germany’s World Cup winner Benedikt Hoewedes is set to join Italian champions Juventus on Wednesday in a hastily arranged transfer after being stripped of the captaincy at Schalke.

Juventus confirmed via the club’s official Twitter account that Hoewedes was in Turin for a medical check.

‘Animal’ Kolasinac ready to rumble, says Walcott

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London (AFP) – Theo Walcott has backed Sead Kolasinac to bring some much-needed steel to Arsenal’s defence after the intimidating Bosnian made his presence felt in the Gunners’ Community Shield victory over Chelsea.

Kolasinac joined Arsenal on a free transfer from Schalke in the close-season and already looks an ideal fit for the physical demands of the Premier League.

‘Animal’ Kolasinac ready to rumble, says Walcott

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London (AFP) – Theo Walcott has backed Sead Kolasinac to bring some much-needed steel to Arsenal’s defence after the intimidating Bosnian made his presence felt in the Gunners’ Community Shield victory over Chelsea.

Kolasinac joined Arsenal on a free transfer from Schalke in the close-season and already looks an ideal fit for the physical demands of the Premier League.

Champions Cameroon pick ‘rebels’ for friendlies

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Johannesburg (AFP) – Cameroon have chosen two stars who shunned the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations-winning campaign for their first match since defeating Egypt in the final last month.

Marseille midfielder Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa and Schalke striker Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting were recalled for a friendly against Tunisia in Monastir Friday.

Sublime Lewandowski fires Bayern into cup semis

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Berlin (AFP) – Robert Lewandowski took his season tally to 30 goals to inspire Bayern Munich’s 3-0 win over ten-man Schalke in the German Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday.

Having hit a hat-trick in last weekend’s 8-0 mauling of Hamburg at home, Lewandowski’s rich form continued at the Allianz Arena as he was involved in all three Bayern goals, scoring twice.

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Arsenal: Sead Kolisinac Goads Cologne Fans By Unveiling Schalke Shirt After Scoring Equaliser At Emirates (Photos & Video)

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After going 1-0 down to a Jhon Cordoba screamer with just nine minutes of the clock, it took Arsenal until the second half to restore parity with Cologne on what proved to be a tumultuous start to their Europa League campaign.

The goal came from Sead Kolasinac, who entered the fray as half-time substitute and took roughly three minutes to clang home an absolute gem of an equaliser on the volley from a tight-ish angle.

Why Arsenal signing Kolasinac early is a good thing

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After months of speculation and numerous reports in the media, Arsenal have finally announced the club's first signing of the summer. The Gunners' have released a statement saying that the Schalke left-back Sead Kolasinac has joined the club on a long-term deal. Kolasinac, who's contract at the Veltins Arena expired over the summer, has joined [.

Official: Arsenal Sign Left-Back Sead Kolasinac On Freebie Deal From Schalke (Photo)

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It's official. Sead Kolasinac is an Arsenal player.

The German-born, Bosnian international left-back arrives from Schalke, having spent the last six years ploughing up and down the flank for the Bundesliga club, their youth team,and their second string side.

The club formally announced Kolasinac's arrival in the most round-about manner by replying to a tweet from a fan demanding an announcement of Kolasinac's arrival.

DONE DEAL? Schalke star 1st Arsenal signing of summer!

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There have already been a large number of Arsenal transfer rumours in the football media about the young Bosnian international star Sead Kolasinic and his possible transfer to Arsenal this summer on a free transfer, but now it looks like the deal could already be done, with the Daily Express claiming that an announcement is [.

Has Kolasinac been signed to fit Arsenal’s new formation

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If reports in the English media are to be believed, Arsenal have finally completed the signing of the Schalke left-back Sead Kolasinac on a four-year deal. The player has been heavily linked with a move to North London and it now appears that the club have finally sealed the deal to bring the highly-rated defender [.

Reports: Arsenal Secure Pre-Contract Agreement With Schalke Left-Back Sead Kolasinac

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Word emanating from Bosnia is that Arsenal may have gone out and ring-fenced a rather handy little defensive acquisition.

Indeed, the BIHscout.ba database (via Football London) are reporting that the Gunners have secured a pre-contract agreement with Schalke left-back Sead Kolasinac.

The 23-year-old Bosnian international defender is said to feature prominently on both Chelsea and Manchester United's summer transfer hit-lists, though it would appear that Arsenal have secured themselves first dibs.

Bundesliga

Schalke 04 Celebrate First Bundesliga Game Of Season By Offering Every Fan (Over 16) Free Beer On The House

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Schalke 04 are planning to celebrate the start of the new season by buying what they're calling the biggest round of drinks in Bundesliga history!

Coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the club's association with the local C. & A. Veltins brewery, Schalke are planning to ply every single fan (over the age of 16) that attends this Saturday's opening match againstRB Leipzig with a free beer.

Der Future: Schalke’s New Shirt Features ‘Integrated Microchip’ That Will Allow Fans To Buy Stadium Refreshments Without Cash (Photo)

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Schalke 04 have just unveiled their home stripfor 2017/18 and, as well as being a handsome thing in its own right, the new shirt is also a cutting edge piece of technological advancement.

The Bundesliga side have struck a deal with supermarket chain AllyouneedFresh that will see the company's logo appear on the sleeve of their new jersey.

Marc Bartra Successful In Quest To Track Down Lone Dortmund Fan Sat Amid Sea Of Schalke Supporters During Ruhr Derby

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Saturday saw Schalke 04 welcome local acquaintances Borussia Dortmund to the Veltins Arena for the Ruhr derby, which eventually played out as a 1-1 draw.

However, the breakout star of the game was the one lone Dortmund fan who managed to find herself stranded amid the home fans and an endless sea of blue shirts.

UEFA Europa League

Europa League: Ajax Fans Stay Behind To Sing ‘Three Little Birds’ En Masse After Just About Seeing Off Schalke (Video)

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It was touch and go on several occasions, but Ajax just about saw off Schalke to reach the semi-finals of the Europa League in Gelsenkirchen on Thursday evening.

Despite leading 2-0 from the first leg, the Dutch side looked to be tumbling out of the competition as Schalke wiped out the deficit in less than an hour before scoring again early in extra-time.

Europa League Preview: Man United hosts Anderlecht, Lyon travels to Besiktas, and more

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The UEFA Europa League quarterfinal round concludes on Thursday as eight teams look to continue their fight for a semifinal berth.

Manchester United hosts Belgian side Anderlecht at Old Trafford, while Lyon travels to Turkey for a battle with Besiktas.

The other two matches are Schalke-Ajax and Genk-Celta Vigo.

Soccer TV: Gladbach vs Schalke

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It's the Europa League round of 16 second-legs on Fox Sports. Manchester United tries to advance past Rostov on Fox Sports 1. Fox Sports 2 has the all-Bundesliga finale from the Gladbach vs Schalke season.

Gladbach vs Schalke at 4pm on Fox Sports 2. Fabian Johnson and Gladbach drew 1-1 at Schalke.

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Why is it so hard to play simply?

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Monday's soccer news starts with a simple question. Why is it so hard to play simply?

In the 83rd minute of Werder Bremen vs Schalke on Saturday, Schalke scored on a corner that the announcer called "simple football." It was a solid point. Schalke headed in that corner by paying attention to man marking and catching the Werder Bremen defense ball watching.

Schalke 'surprised' by Ramos criticism

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Following the release of the U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team roster for the upcoming World Cup, many were left surprised by the absence of Weston McKennie and Nick Taitague. The two Schalke stars figured to be key members of the squad, but neither was on the roster.

On Tuesday, head coach Tab Ramos let his feelings be known, revealing that Schalke refused to let the two join their national team.

Where to find Schalke vs. Ajax on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Schalke vs. Ajax, you’ve come to the right place.

During the first leg, the game between Ajax and Schalke was the most entertaining match of that day, so don’t be surprised if the second leg is just as exciting. Ajax won the first leg 2-0 but should have taken a greater lead if they hadn’t missed their chances.

Player of the week: Christian Pulisic

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With a Champions League goal, Hershey's second most famous export is PSP's player of the week.