DFB ditches Mercedes for VW Sponsorship

German National Soccer Team (DFB) Trades Mercedes for VW

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

After serving as the title sponsor for the last 45 years, Germany’s national soccer federation (DFB) announced that they are benching Mercedes in favor of a more lucrative deal with its direct rival Volkswagen (VW). Following the dieselgate scandal, which hit VW in 2015, the automaker is working overtime to gain back …

Sources: Volkswagen, Reuters

Photo: DE255 [Flickr] remixed

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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German national soccer team meets virtual reality

Is Virtual Reality Germany’s Secret Weapon for 2018 World Cup?

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

It may be too early in the game to determine whether or not virtual reality is here to stay or only just a fad, but while it’s here, the German Football Association (DFB) is willing to give it a shot at becoming the team’s secret weapon when it heads to Russia …

Sources: The Daily Dot

Photo: l3o_/Flickr (CC-BY-SA) Remix by Jason Reed

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Bastian Schweinsteiger Joins Chicago Fire

Bastian Schweinsteiger to Bring Championship Experience to Chicago Fire

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Bastian Schweinsteiger will always been known for his countless soccer championship victories for Germany, including its 2014 World Cup win, but after reaching what could be considered the top of his career, the soccer champion will be leaving his brief stint in England and coming to the US to join the Chicago Fire. Schweinsteiger’s …

Sources: Chicago Fire, Chicago Tribune

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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SF Lotte Field of Snow

SF Lotte Fans Unite with Snow Shovels to Keep the Game Alive

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Soccer fans in the German town of Lotte awoke to a world full of snow on Tuesday, and when a message was sent out about the cancellation of their much awaited match between their Munich rivals due to snow on the field, SF Lotte fans banded together with shovels in hand to …

Sources: SF Lotte

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Bayern Munich Uli Hoeness

Bayern Munich Players Told to Learn German or Face Fines

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

The days of having all local or native players on a professional football/soccer team are long gone, but for Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeneß, that doesn’t give these international players the right to skip learning the local language and he is now hoping to put an end to the linguistic divide …

Sources: Sport Bild

Photo: Harald Bischoff [Wikimedia]

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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philips lighting vofl wolfsburg game

Philips to Shed New Light on German Soccer in 2017

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

While a large number of American’s don’t give a rats ass about soccer (football), the rest of the world treats the sport as an essential piece of life. It is also a sport that has somehow stuck to its roots without letting technology completely change the rules of the game, but …

Sources: Philips

Photos: Philips

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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FC Bocholt - SF Baumberg

Watch the German Soccer Penalty Reversed With Gratifying Kiss

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

On the soccer field, anyone on the opposing team is the enemy for the duration of the game, but when a referee made a bad call during a lower league match between FC Bocholt and SF Baumberg, an act of unprecedented sportsmanship was greeted with a kiss of appreciation. As Bocholt striker …

Sources: Independent.ie, Sport 360

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Schweinsteiger Fans

Manchester United About To Say ‘Auf Wiedersehen’ To Schweinsteiger

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

England’s Manchester United recently wrote off the acquisition of Germany’s soccer superstar, Bastian Schweinsteiger, but after demoting him into the ranks of the reserve team with 18 months left on his contract, the team is looking at its options to release him entirely. Schweinsteiger was apparently told by team manager José …

Sources: The Independent, Manchester Evening News

Photo: deargdoom57 [Flickr]

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Bastian Schweinsteiger

Manchester United Writes Off Schweinsteiger as a Financial Loss

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Bastian Schweinsteiger’s glory days of soccer fame are facing another major blow as his transfer to Manchester United has become a deal gone bad for the team. After already demoting the champion player by kicking him off the first-team squad, the team has now written off his contract as a financial …

Sources: The Guardian, VICE

Photo: Marcello Casal Jr/Agência Brasil

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Neuer Is Germany’s New Team Captain After Schweinsteiger’s Exit

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

After Bastian Schweinsteiger announced his international soccer retirement after the Euro 2016, Germany’s national soccer team has chosen Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer as captain, putting faith in his ability to continue leading the team to victory. If you have followed the German National Team, aka Die Mannschaft, Neuer’s name should be a …

Sources: Deutschland Fussball-Bund, SB Nation

Photo ©DFB

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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