Cult club Union Berlin promoted to Bundesliga for 1st time

Soccer 05/27/19, 17:04

Union Berlin players were hoisted high and carried around their stadium after securing promotion to the Bundesliga for the first time on Monday.A scoreless draw at home to Stuttgart in the second leg of their playoff was enough for the Köpenick-based club, which finished third in the second division. Union ...

Despite double, Bayern coach Kovac waiting for assurances

Soccer 05/25/19, 17:41

Niko Kovac is the first to win a domestic double in Germany as a player and coach, yet it may not be enough to keep his job as Bayern Munich coach.Kovac, whose side defeated Leipzig 3-0 in the German Cup final on Saturday, a week after clinching the Bundesliga title, ...

Bayern beats Leipzig 3-0 in German Cup final to seal double

Soccer 05/25/19, 15:06

Bayern Munich captain Manuel Neuer returned from six weeks out injured to help his side complete a domestic double after beating Leipzig 3-0 in the German Cup final on Saturday.Robert Lewandowski scored twice and Kingsley Coman grabbed the other as Bayern claimed a record-extending 19th cup win to make up ...

Bayern’s history meets upstart Leipzig in German Cup final

Soccer 05/24/19, 08:23

Their histories, and lists of achievements, couldn't be more different.Bayern Munich has won 54 major titles, while Leipzig has none. Bayern has been around for 119 years, Leipzig 10.Luckily for Leipzig, though, those numbers won't mean much when the two teams meet in the German Cup final on Saturday.Bayern won ...

Dortmund signs Thorgan Hazard from Gladbach

Sports 05/22/19, 04:51

Borussia Dortmund has strengthened its squad by signing Belgium midfielder Thorgan Hazard from Bundesliga rival Borussia Moenchengladbach.Dortmund, which signed Germany defender Nico Schulz from Hoffenheim on Tuesday, says the 26-year-old Hazard has signed a contract through June 2024.Sporting director Michael Zorc says Hazard "has consistently proven his class in recent ...

Borussia Dortmund left to rue missed chance in Bundesliga

Soccer 05/20/19, 11:03

After watching Bayern Munich win the Bundesliga title for the seventh straight year, Borussia Dortmund was left to rue its missed chance.Dortmund held a nine-point lead over Bayern at one stage of the season and was league leader for 21 of the 34 rounds. After an outstanding opening half of ...

Germany: Below-par Bayern Munich still too good for the rest

Soccer 05/19/19, 08:18

Even a below-par Bayern Munich side was just too good for the rest.Bayern's record-extending seventh consecutive Bundesliga title confirmed the distance between the Bavarian powerhouse and its rivals after a season in which it failed to impress as before.For the first time in ten years the title race went to ...

Hertha Berlin bidding farewell to Pal Dardai after 23 years

Soccer 05/17/19, 08:37

Hertha Berlin's long link with Pal Dardai will end on Saturday when he leads the team from the sidelines for the last time.Hertha will also bid adieu to three players and two assistant coaches against Bayer Leverkusen, but Dardai - who is making way for under-23 coach Ante Covic - ...

Despite title chances, Bayern coach Kovac’s future uncertain

Sports 05/17/19, 08:11

Despite leading Bayern Munich to the verge of two titles, Niko Kovac's future as coach remains up in the air.Bayern can clinch the Bundesliga title at home against Eintracht Frankfurt — Kovac's former team — on Saturday, one week before the team's German Cup final against Leipzig in Berlin.But with ...

Tyler Adams recovered from adductor injury

Sports 05/16/19, 15:11

American midfielder Tyler Adams has recovered from an adductor injury that has sidelined him for more than a month and could play in RB Leipzig's Bundesliga finale this weekend.The 20-year-old is available for Saturday's match at Werder Bremen, Leipzig said Thursday.Adams joined RB Leipzig in January from the New York ...

Dortmund hopes for ‘small miracle’ to take title from Bayern

Soccer 05/16/19, 05:23

Despite needing a "small miracle" to win the Bundesliga title on the final day of the season, Borussia Dortmund already has its celebration party planned.Bayern Munich, which leads Dortmund by two points and has a huge advantage on goal difference, is favored to win its record-extending seventh straight title on ...

Union Berlin fans savouring Bundesliga promotion bid

Soccer 05/13/19, 09:01

Smoke from grilled bratwurst sausages filled the air and the beer taps were kept flowing as Union Berlin fans celebrated taking a step closer to Bundesliga promotion.They lingered long after their team's 3-0 win over Magdeburg on Sunday, sitting at picnic tables among the trees, raising their plastic glasses and ...

Pulisic scores in tearful home farewell to Dortmund fans

Sports 05/11/19, 12:10

Playing his last home game for Borussia Dortmund on Saturday, Christian Pulisic set his team on its way to a 3-2 win over Fortuna Düsseldorf to send the Bundesliga title race to the final weekend.It was an emotional farewell for the American midfielder, who is joining Chelsea in a 64 ...

Bayern fails to clinch Bundesliga, Dortmund keeps race alive

Soccer 05/11/19, 10:52

Bayern Munich missed the chance to win the Bundesliga in a scoreless draw at Leipzig while Borussia Dortmund kept the title race alive by beating Fortuna Düsseldorf 3-2 on Saturday.Bayern, which would have secured a seventh straight title with a win, blew the first of what coach Niko Kovac called ...

Leipzig keen to spoil Bayern Munich’s 2 title parties

Sports 05/09/19, 06:30

With Borussia Dortmund's Bundesliga challenge fading, Leipzig has emerged as Bayern Munich's biggest threat to a domestic double.Leipzig can stop Bayern clinching a record-extending seventh straight Bundesliga title on Saturday, two weeks before the sides meet again in the German Cup final."We want to show Bayern already on Saturday that ...

VAR under fire in Germany: ‘We’re totally on the wrong path’

Soccer 05/06/19, 10:09

Rage, confusion and disbelief: fans, players, coaches and former referees are united in their criticism of the Bundesliga's video assistant referees after another weekend of questionable decisions in Germany's top league."We're totally on the wrong path. We have to take two or three steps back to get back to the ...

Leverkusen routs Frankfurt to stake Champions League claim

Soccer 05/05/19, 13:27

Bayer Leverkusen took advantage of Eintracht Frankfurt's Europa League exertions to rout the visitors 6-1 and challenge for fourth place in the Bundesliga on Sunday.Frankfurt, which drew 1-1 at home to Chelsea in the first leg of their semifinal on Thursday, was second best in every aspect from the first ...

Bayern Munich closer to record 7th straight Bundesliga title

Soccer 05/04/19, 11:07

Bayern Munich took another step toward a record-extending seventh straight Bundesliga title on Saturday, and the bottom three teams all lost to extend the relegation fight into another week. Robert Lewandowski, Leon Goretzka and Franck Ribery scored for Bayern to beat last-place Hannover 3-1 at home and move five points clear ...

Bayern Munich celebrating 40 years of Uli Hoeness as manager

Sports 05/02/19, 07:23

Forty years after he first started as general manager, Uli Hoeness is being celebrated by Bayern Munich for turning it into one of the world's most successful clubs.Hoeness began administrative duties on May 1, 1979, after his playing career was prematurely ended by chronic knee problems. As a forward for ...

Dortmund on verge of giving up, but Bayern then held to drew

Soccer 04/29/19, 04:47

Just as Borussia Dortmund coach Lucien Favre gave up on his team's title hopes, the Bundesliga race took another twist when Bayern Munich was held to a draw at Nuremberg.With three matches remaining, Bayern leads by two points as it looks for a record-extending seventh consecutive league title.Favre was desolate ...

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