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Author Archives: Matthias Suuck

Germany Has Euro 2016 and World Cup 2018 In Its Sights

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Germany 2014 Champions

It’s been a few days now since Germany deservedly won their fourth World Cup title. The team is back in Germany, was celebrated live by over 500,000 fans in Berlin and is now off on vacation. So now that we’ve … Continue reading

Where Germany Needs to Play Philipp Lahm to Help Defeat France

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philipp lahm

It’s another 4th of July knock-out game at a World Cup for Germany. The last time was eight years ago in Germany when Die Mannschaft lost a thrilling semi-final to eventual champions Italy. Joachim Löw, who was the assistant coach that … Continue reading

Germany’s Plan Versus the USA: If I Were Joachim Löw

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Germany

Thursday is the final match day in Group G, and none of the teams in the Group of Death are 100% through or 100% nor are they knocked out. Germany also belongs to this group, though their position is the … Continue reading

With Jermaine Jones Suspended, Schalke Has A Dilemma To Solve

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“We can compete for the title,” were the words uttered by Schalke and USA midfielder Jermaine Jones back in the July heat of the Schalke training camp. Lofty words for a club that has not won a Bundesliga league title … Continue reading

How I Fell In Love With the Bundesliga

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I was born in Chicago, the youngest of three, and a son of German parents. My father was a diplomat and stationed at the German consulate in the Windy City. As was the case with his career, we moved to … Continue reading

Borussia Dortmund Streaking to Repeat

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Borussia Dortmund is without a doubt the hottest team in the Bundesliga at the moment, and possibly all of Europe. Having not lost in 18 league matches and winning eight in a row (10 if you count the cup) to … Continue reading

Preview: Bundesliga Second Half of the Season

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With New Year’s come and gone, all Bundesliga teams have ended their brief winter vacation and have traveled to training camps in much warmer climates than Germany. Many teams have already played warm-up test matches and have begun running out … Continue reading

The Future of the Prince, Lukas Podolski

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When I first started watching football as a child in the mid-1980’s FC Cologne (1. FC Köln) was one of the traditional powerful clubs of the Bundesliga. Cologne was the first champion of the Bundesliga in 1963/64 and in 1978 … Continue reading

Problems For Hertha Berlin in the Hauptstadt

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Well it’s happened again. Not even a full season back in top flight football and the “old dame” Hertha has been embroiled in a soap opera of daytime TV proportions, where nobody ends up looking good. Manager Markus Babbel and … Continue reading

Borussia Dortmund Signs Marco Reus; Player To Join Club After Season Ends

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When I was in Germany back in December, I watched an interview with Bayern Munich’s Sporting Director Christian Nerlinger. Part of the discussion revolved around Bayern’s interest in the newest young German football star, Marco Reus, who Bayern executive Karl-Heinz … Continue reading