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Josh Sargent ready to make mark with Werder Bremen, U.S. U-17s

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Josh Sargent proved to be a special prospect throughout the first few months of 2017. He dominated the U-17 level with the U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team, leading that group to a World Cup berth. He then proceeded to standout at the U-20 level at that World Cup, routinely outplaying opposition several years older than he is.

U.S. U-20 star Josh Sargent signs with Werder Bremen

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One of the brightest stars in the U.S. system has signed with a European club.

Werder Bremen announced on Wednesday that the club has come to terms with U.S. Under-20 and Under-17 forward Josh Sargent. The forward will move to Germany and officially join the club when he turns 18 in February.

Aron Johannsson hoping to stay in Germany as Werder Bremen departure looks imminent

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Aron Johannsson isn't happy with his situation at Werder Bremen.

The American international striker was an unused substitute for Bremen's 3-0 German Cup victory overWürzburger Kickers on Saturday afternoon and he spoke out about his status at the club this week.

"It was a clear signal that I do not get a chance here anymore," he said on Tuesday, according to DeichStube, "but as it looks, I'm no longer wanted here.

Johannsson open to leaving Werder Bremen to escape 'most difficult period' of career

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Every player simply wants to play, including U.S. Men's National Team forward Aron Johannsson. However, Johannsson has found playing time hard to come by, causing him to rethink his future in the wake of "the most difficult period" of his career.

Johannsson says he could leave Werder Bremen in an effort to "be happy again" as he battles to rise up the club's depth chart.

Wood scores late winner to lead Hamburg past Borussia Monchengladbach

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With time ticking down, Bobby Wood stepped up, earning his side three points that could be vital in a relegation battle.

Wood scored an 80th minute winner on Sunday, leading Hamburg to a 2-1 win over Fabian Johnson and Borussia Monchengladbach. With the win, Hamburg moves into a tie on points with 15th- place Werder Bremen although Aron Johannson and co.

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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.

Bayern Munich thankful for late Lewandowski double

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Berlin (AFP) – Late goals in quick succession by Robert Lewandowski gave defending Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich their second straight win with a 2-0 victory at Werder Bremen on Saturday.

Bremen’s last win over Bayern was in 2006, but the hosts held their star-studded opponents until the 72nd minute when Lewandowski first struck.

Robben, Thiago back in training for Bayern

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich received a timely boost on Tuesday when Thiago Alcantara, Arjen Robben and Javi Martinez all returned to training ahead of Saturday’s Bundesliga match at Werder Bremen.

The trio sat out last Friday’s opening match of the season when the defending champions eased to a 3-1 win at home to Bayer Leverkusen.

Bayern jet off with Bundesliga title “already in the bag”

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich landed in China on Monday for their pre-season tour with the German giants already tipped to win a sixth straight Bundesliga title - five weeks before the new season starts.

Bayern touched down in Shanghai to start their tour of China and Singapore with the new German league season to start on Friday August 18.

Bayern jet off with Bundesliga title “already in the bag”

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich landed in China on Monday for their pre-season tour with the German giants already tipped to win a sixth straight Bundesliga title - five weeks before the new season starts.

Bayern touched down in Shanghai to start their tour of China and Singapore with the new German league season to start on Friday August 18.

Football veteran Pizarro released by Bremen

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Berlin (AFP) – Veteran Peruvian striker Claudio Pizarro has been released by Werder Bremen, the German Bundesliga side have confirmed.

The 38-year-old made his debut in the German top flight 18 years ago and has had three separate spells at Werder and two stints at Bayern.

“Due to the big competition in attack and the young talent we have, whose development we don’t want to hinder, we decided to not extend Claudio’s contract,” said Werder sporting director Frank Baumann.

Football veteran Pizarro released by Bremen

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Berlin (AFP) – Veteran Peruvian striker Claudio Pizarro has been released by Werder Bremen, the German Bundesliga side have confirmed.

The 38-year-old made his debut in the German top flight 18 years ago and has had three separate spells at Werder and two stints at Bayern.

“Due to the big competition in attack and the young talent we have, whose development we don’t want to hinder, we decided to not extend Claudio’s contract,” said Werder sporting director Frank Baumann.

Bremen captain Fritz to miss rest of season

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Berlin (AFP) – Werder Bremen were dealt a blow Wednesday in their battle to avoid relegation from the Bundesliga as club captain Clemens Fritz was ruled out injured for the rest of the season.

The 36-year-old ex-Germany international has undergone surgery on his right ankle after being injured in Saturday’s 2-0 win over Darmstadt.

Bremen captain Fritz to miss rest of season

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Berlin (AFP) – Werder Bremen were dealt a blow Wednesday in their battle to avoid relegation from the Bundesliga as club captain Clemens Fritz was ruled out injured for the rest of the season.

The 36-year-old ex-Germany international has undergone surgery on his right ankle after being injured in Saturday’s 2-0 win over Darmstadt.

‘Anxious, worried’ Bundesliga leaders Bayern concern Ancelotti

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Berlin (AFP) Carlo Ancelotti admitted Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich looked "anxious and worried" during Saturday's 2-1 win at relegation-threatened Werder Bremen.

"That was an important win in a difficult game," said the Bayern coach after his side survived Werder's second-half onslaught to remain three points clear.

‘Anxious, worried’ Bundesliga leaders Bayern concern Ancelotti

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Berlin (AFP) Carlo Ancelotti admitted Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich looked "anxious and worried" during Saturday's 2-1 win at relegation-threatened Werder Bremen.

"That was an important win in a difficult game," said the Bayern coach after his side survived Werder's second-half onslaught to remain three points clear.

Piszczek rescues Dortmund at 10-man Bremen

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Berlin (AFP) Lukasz Piszczek saved Borussia Dortmund's blushes with the winner in a 2-1 victory at 10-man Werder Bremen on Saturday to lift them up to fourth in the Bundesliga.

A Dortmund side missing predator Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang trail leaders Bayern Munich by 12 points, but climbed up from sixth with their first league win since the start of December.

Piszczek rescues Dortmund at 10-man Bremen

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Berlin (AFP) Lukasz Piszczek saved Borussia Dortmund's blushes with the winner in a 2-1 victory at 10-man Werder Bremen on Saturday to lift them up to fourth in the Bundesliga.

A Dortmund side missing predator Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang trail leaders Bayern Munich by 12 points, but climbed up from sixth with their first league win since the start of December.

Dortmund’s injuries pile up ahead of Bremen

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Berlin (AFP) Borussia Dortmund have been hit by fresh injury problems ahead of Saturday's Bundesliga clash at Werder Bremen with midfielders Sebastian Rode and Emre Mor the latest to be ruled out.

The German league restarts after the four-week winter break, but Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel has a dwindling pool of players.

Dortmund’s Ramos set to join China’s Chongqing

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Berlin (AFP) Borussia Dortmund's Colombia striker Adrian Ramos is set to quit the Bundesliga to join Chinese Super League club Chongqing Dangdai Lifan, the German team said.

Sixth-placed Dortmund, who face Benfica in the last 16 of the Champions League next month, are at Werder Bremen on Saturday when the Bundesliga resumes after the winter break.

Dortmund’s Ramos set to join China’s Chongqing

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Berlin (AFP) Borussia Dortmund's Colombia striker Adrian Ramos is set to quit the Bundesliga to join Chinese Super League club Chongqing Dangdai Lifan, the German team said.

Sixth-placed Dortmund, who face Benfica in the last 16 of the Champions League next month, are at Werder Bremen on Saturday when the Bundesliga resumes after the winter break.

Keita propels unbeaten RB Leipzig past Bremen

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Berlin (AFP) Guinea international Naby Keita scored twice as Bundesliga newcomers RB Leipzig defeated Werder Bremen 3-1 on Sunday to climb up to second place in Germany.

Keita capped off a superb solo run to put Leipzig in front just before half-time, and the midfielder struck again on 74 minutes when he powered home a cross from former Bremen striker Davie Selke.

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Report: Werder Bremen set to sell USMNT forward Aron Johannsson

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A U.S. Men's National Team forward may be set to depart his team in the coming weeks.

USMNT striker Aron Johannsson is reportedly ready to leave his Bundesliga club Werder Bremen in search of more playing time, reports ESPN FC. Johannsson, who has been struggling to find time on the field after his return from injury, could be out in the next few days or weeks.

FOX to broadcast final day of Bundesliga season across FOX, FS1, FS2 and FOX Soccer Plus

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FOX Sports will broadcast the final day of the 2016/17 Bundesliga season live across the FOX network, FS1, FS2 and FOX Soccer Plus.

The “all in” coverage of the Bundesliga will include the game between Bayern Munich and Freiburg on the over-the-air FOX network, as well as the relegation battle between Hamburg and Wolfsburg on FS1, while Dortmund-Werder Bremen will be on FOX Soccer Plus and, lastly, all of the other games will be shown on FS2 via the MultiMatch 90 format.

FOX to broadcast final day of Bundesliga season across FOX, FS1, FS2 and FOX Soccer Plus

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FOX Sports will broadcast the final day of the 2016/17 Bundesliga season live across the FOX network, FS1, FS2 and FOX Soccer Plus.

The “all in” coverage of the Bundesliga will include the game between Bayern Munich and Freiburg on the over-the-air FOX network, as well as the relegation battle between Hamburg and Wolfsburg on FS1, while Dortmund-Werder Bremen will be on FOX Soccer Plus and, lastly, all of the other games will be shown on FS2 via the MultiMatch 90 format.

Report: Aron Johansson leaving Werder Bremen at end of season

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It looks like Aron Johannsson's time with Werder Bremen is coming to a close.

According to German publication Kicker, Johannsson will leave Bremen at the end of the season as the club has begun a search for replacement forwards in the summer.

The U.S. international has had little playing timeafter suffering a season-ending injury last year.

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).

Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

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It's another loaded Saturday of soccer, with leagues from Europe to North America to Australia in action.

The English Premier League sees Geoff Cameronand Stoke City take on league leaders Chelsea, while a resurgent Leicester City heads to West Ham.

In the Bundesliga, second place RB Leipzig takes on relegation contenders Werder Bremen, featuring Aron Johannsson.

Americans Abroad Wednesday Preview: Morales, Johannsson and more

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The Bundesliga once again takes centerstage on Wednesday as several Americans could see the field ahead of the winter break.

Following a goalscoring performance last time out, Alfredo Morales will look to continue to build as Ingolstadt takes on Freiburg. The American midfielder is in the lineup as Ingolstadt looks to climb out of the relegation zone.

Arsenal: Gunners Hit Back After Serge Gnabry Hat-Trick For Germany Prompts Cheeky Tweet From Werder Bremen

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After struggling to make the grade at Arsenal and enduring a fruitless loan spell with West Brom, German youngster Serge Gnabry is finally starting to make the most of his talent, netting four goals in nine league games with Werder Bremen this season.

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On Friday, the winger marked his senior international debut with a hat-trick, albeit in an easy 8-0 win against perennial minnows San Marino.

Former German goalkeeper set for WWE debut this week

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Tim Wiese is in line to make his debut with the World Wrestling Entertainment at a live event in Munich on Thursday. The former goalkeeper, who made over 250 appearances for Werder Bremen, has been training at the wrestling behemoth’s developmental centre in Orland, Florida, since 2014.

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Schedule of soccer friendlies on US TV and streaming for 2017 summer

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In the next few weeks, there are over 40 friendlies that’ll be shown live on television and streaming to viewers in the United States featuring many of the best teams from Spain, England, Mexico, Germany, Italy and the United States.

We’ve compiled the most up-to-date list of summer friendlies that’ll be shown.

Schedule of soccer friendlies on US TV and streaming for 2017 summer

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In the next few weeks, there are over 40 friendlies that’ll be shown live on television and streaming to viewers in the United States featuring many of the best teams from Spain, England, Mexico, Germany, Italy and the United States.

We’ve compiled the most up-to-date list of summer friendlies that’ll be shown.

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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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.

Werder Bremen 2017/18 Nike Home, Away and Third Kits

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Four-time German Bundesliga championsSV Werder Bremen will wear a three kit match range from technical partner Nike for their 2017/18 season. The collection includes a home kit in the club's traditional primary green with detailing in bright green. Their away shirt is all white with dark green horizontal pinstripes and lime green collar trim and [.

Report: Sargent agrees to deal with Werder Bremen

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Josh Sargent has caught plenty of eyes during his run with the U.S. Under-20 and Under-17 Men's National Teams, and it appears the young forward has finally settled on a club to sign with when he turns 18.

According to Goal USA, Sargent has agreed in principle to sign with Bundesliga club Werder Bremen in a deal that will take effect on Sargent's 18th birthday next February.