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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.

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.

‘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.

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.

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.

Wolfsburg take a chance on Ismael

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Berlin (AFP) Bundesliga side Wolfsburg on Tuesday unveiled inexperienced ex-Bayern Munich defender Valerien Ismael as head coach with a view to making the job permanent if results in Germany's top flight pick up.

The 41-year-old Frenchman has been promoted from being coach of the Under-23 team to Wolfsburg's senior side.

Wolfsburg take a chance on Ismael

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Berlin (AFP) Bundesliga side Wolfsburg on Tuesday unveiled inexperienced ex-Bayern Munich defender Valerien Ismael as head coach with a view to making the job permanent if results in Germany's top flight pick up.

The 41-year-old Frenchman has been promoted from being coach of the Under-23 team to Wolfsburg's senior side.

‘Is This Real Or Am I Dreaming?’ – Ousman Manneh Scores First Goal For Werder Bremen, Two Years After Arriving In Germany As A Refugee

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Ousman Manneh on his arrival at Werder Bremen, 2015

There were cockle-warming scenes in Germany over the weekend as Werder Bremen beat Bayer Leverkusen at the Weserstadion on Saturday afternoon.

You see, one of Bremen's goalscorers was young Ousman Manneh, a 19-year-old striker from Gambia, a tiny and poverty-stricken nation on the western coast of Africa that has been ruled by an erratic dictator who has been in place since Manneh was born.

Bremen’s teenage refugee delights at ‘dream’ first goal

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Bremen (Germany) (AFP) Werder Bremen striker Ousman Manneh admitted it was "a dream come true" to score his first Bundesliga goal, just two years after the teenage refugee fled Gambia.

The 19-year-old netted Bremen's winner in Saturday's 2-1 shock victory over Bayer Leverkusen to cap his fairytale rise having only been plucked from Bremen's reserves at the start of the season.

FOX broadcast network to air Bremen vs. Leverkusen game featuring Chicharito

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FOX will air the game between Werder Bremen and Bayer Leverkusen live on over-the-air network television on Saturday, October 15.

The match, which will feature Javier Hernandez (aka Chicharito), will pit sixth-place Leverkusen against 15th-place Werder Bremen. With the game being televised live on big FOX, the executives from FOX Sports and the Bundesliga will be hoping for impressive viewing numbers to boost the German league.

FOX broadcast network to air Bremen vs. Leverkusen game featuring Chicharito

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FOX will air the game between Werder Bremen and Bayer Leverkusen live on over-the-air network television on Saturday, October 15.

The match, which will feature Javier Hernandez (aka Chicharito), will pit sixth-place Leverkusen against 15th-place Werder Bremen. With the game being televised live on big FOX, the executives from FOX Sports and the Bundesliga will be hoping for impressive viewing numbers to boost the German league.

German club confirm interest in Per mertesacker

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Hamburg sack coach Bruno Labbadia

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Berlin (AFP) Bruno Labbadia became the second German league coach to be sacked this season after Hamburg announced on Sunday he had been fired in the wake of his team's fourth straight defeat.

Labbadia returned for his second stint with Hamburg in April 2015, but was shown the door for the second time after his team's 1-0 loss at home to defending Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.

Werder Bremen sack coach Skripnik

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Berlin (AFP) Werder Bremen's Viktor Skripnik on Sunday became the first Bundesliga coach sacked this season after a fourth straight defeat marked the club's worst ever start.

After nearly two years in charge, mostly battling to avoid relegation, the 46-year-old was axed in the wake of Saturday's 4-1 German league defeat at Borussia Moenchengladbach when Bremen leaked three goals in the opening 21 minutes.

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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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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.

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.

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.

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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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.

Aron Johannsson given two-match suspension following red card

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Aron Johannsson may insist his dismissal over the weekend was miscommunication, but the U.S. Men's National Team forward is still set to miss time due to suspension.

Werder Bremen announced on Tuesday that Johannsson has been suspended two matches and fined €8,000 after being sent off in this past weekend's 4-1 loss to Borussia Monchengladbach.

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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.

USMNT assistant Andi Herzog finds recent Werder Bremen opening 'very interesting'

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U.S. Men's National Team assistant Andi Herzog played eightyears with Werder Bremen during his playing career, and the Austrian coach hinted that he could be tempted to return to the club as a manager following the job's recent opening.

Werder Bremen fired manager Viktor Skripnik onSunday following the club's fourth defeat in as many matches to open the Bundesliga campaign.