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USMNT Legend Steve Cherundolo Retires From Professional Soccer

“Solid and, at times, unspectacular” described Steve Cherundolo’s professional career. The American international, who won 87 caps for the US Men’s National Team and played in three World Cups, retired Wednesday after persistent knee problems robbed him of an ability to feature in a fourth World Cup this summer. Often […]

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The Set: The 7 Best Transfers of the Summer (so far)

I tend to get too excited about the young kids, when they move. I will often over-value the transfers of the the Zuculini, Sven Bender and Lewis Holtby’s of the footballing world. I will see Ralf Fahrmann’s move to Eintracht as the bargain of the century. But youth takes time […]

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Bundesliga Final Day Preview

9:30 ET Schalke 04 VS TSG Hoffenheim 9:30 ET Bayern Munich VS VfB Stuttgart 9:30 ET VfL Wolfsburg VS Werder Bremen 9:30 ET Arminia Bielefeld VS Hannover 96 9:30 ET Energie Cottbus VS Bayer Leverkusen 9:30 ET FC Cologne VS VfL Bochum 9:30 ET Karlsruhe VS Hertha Berlin 9:30 ET […]

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die Tabelle lügen nicht! (a look back at round 20 of the Bundesliga)

1. Hertha Berlin (2-1 home win against Bayern) Just think how good this team could be with half their starters back. Actually it probably wouldn’t be much better as those injuries haven’t been significant to their back line, and that is where the strength of the Old Lady lies. I […]

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Bundesliga Scores and Notes

Hertha Berlin 2-1 Bayern Munich As we all expected, Hertha go top after a typical home victory over Bayern Munich. Not! Congratulations to all Hertha fans. It is time to start talking about this fairy tale rather than Hoffenheim. And Rafael Benitez shows that his ability to judge strikers might […]

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Bundesliga Transfer News: Well Played Kaiser

(Photo credit:LENNART PREISS/AFP/Getty Images) With increased speculation and apparent player maneuverings, Bayern Munich have found themselves amidst an odd news cycle about losing Franck Ribery. Today, Franz Beckenbauer made a shrewd move and announced that their talismanic playmaker could leave in the summer if the player himself really wants the […]

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die Tabelle lügen nicht! (Bundesliga Week 12)

Edin Dzeko Against Cottbus 1. Bayer Leverkusen The subtitle to their season should be “how we got to the top with a crap defense”. They conceded goals by a misdirect from the wall on a free kick, allowing Tim Sebastian to waltz freely on another and letting 5’9 Iashvilli outjump […]

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die Tabelle lügen nicht! (International Break Edition)

Please click on picture to see all the caricatures of German footballers from Pit Hammanns Hamburg SV The Dinosaurs face Schalke in the most intriguing game of the weekend. They have lost three of the last four matches against the Royal Blues at Nordbank. Chances for this weekend’s game don’t […]

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die Tabelle lügt nicht: Week 5 (Now w/ the Bundesliga XI)

Here’s this week’s Bundesliga XI. It is packed with Bayer 04, Hoffenheim and Werder players. It does include a special shoutout to the man who ended Energie’s goal drought, an under appreciated defender from Arminia and a goalkeeper who lost. 1. Schalke 04 Now 10 of their last 13 have […]

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die Tabelle lügt nicht! (Bundesliga Week Four)

1. Hamburg SV HSV have just opened up a cemetary next to the Nordbank Arena. With Martin Jol leading the way, Hamburg top the table for the first time in nine years. Meanwhile, the big man’s old club are in last place in the EPL. Supporters of Tottenham Hotspur are […]

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Bundesliga Statistics: Week Two

Welcome back to Bundesliga Statistics for week two. Standing alone at the head of the table? Newly promoted TSG 1899 Hoffenheim with two wins from their first two games. Astounding stuff, but we’re here to talk numbers not newcomers. Last week five categories were featured, this week it’s been expanded […]

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die Tabelle lügen nicht! Preview

1st Schalke What You Know: If baseball’s Chicago Cubs had a baby with the Red Sox prior to 2004, Schalke would be the offspring. What You Don’t: All things both good and bad must end. What to Expect: Yes, Campeones! I say that, bucking all trends, and knowing full well […]

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