Susie Schaaf

Susie has been an avid follower of German football since the late 70's, and has been writing about her passion, for various outlets, since 2008. She's kissed Gerd's Golden Boot.
Bayern Munich vs. Borussia Dortmund preview; BVB face must-win game in Bundesliga
Bayern Munich vs. Borussia Dortmund preview; BVB face must-win game in Bundesliga

This coming Sunday, two of Germany’s biggest teams will clash once again. When Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund have gotten together lately, the match has been called der Klassiker,­­ a nod to Spain’s true rivalry between Real Madrid and Barcelona. Notice the word “true” in the last sentence. Madrid and […]

Bundesliga, gameweek four: There is a new Fussballgott in town; by Susie Schaaf
Bundesliga, gameweek four: There is a new Fussballgott in town; by Susie Schaaf

Though the most widely known “Fussballgott,”­­ Bastian Schweinsteiger,­­ left Bayern Munich for Manchester United over the summer, faithful Eintracht Frankfurt fans have crowned their striker, Alexander Meier, with the same moniker. Funnily enough, while Schweinsteiger was plying his trade with his new team against Liverpool over the weekend, Meier was […]

Bundesliga, gameweek three: Making sense of transfer money madness; By Susie Schaaf
Bundesliga, gameweek three: Making sense of transfer money madness; By Susie Schaaf

Though the summer or winter transfer markets have always linked player “X” from Bayern Munich to Manchester United, historically there hasn’t been a mass movement between the Bundesliga and the Premier League. Until this summer. Thirteen Bundesliga players have crossed the pond from Germany to England this summer, with over […]

Thoughts and observations from first Bundesliga gameweek; By Susie Schaaf
Thoughts and observations from first Bundesliga gameweek; By Susie Schaaf

If the first Bundesliga matchday is anything to go by, Borussia Dortmund is definitely back. Taking over from Jurgen Klopp, as he did at Mainz, coach Thomas Tuchel has reinvigorated BVB. “We weren’t expecting that,” he said post­ match; having just beaten the other Borussia­­ Monchengladbach­­ 4:0. Perhaps more surprising […]

Bundesliga 2015/16 season preview; German league is ready for a new dawn on US TV
Bundesliga 2015/16 season preview; German league is ready for a new dawn on US TV

Bundesliga title holders for the last three seasons, Bayern Munich dropped off their wholly imperious form towards the end of their last campaign. Injury ­hit over large swathes of three competitions, the Bavarians allowed Wolfsburg to get relatively close —­­ just ten points back in second place, which was­­ a […]