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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

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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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Severed Head Thrown From Stands During German Cup Game

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Soccer, or should I say football, fans are known to go to great lengths to show team spirit, but sometimes an over eccentric fan will come up with an idea that probably takes things a bit too far, which was the case during a German Cup match between Dresden and …

Photo: Groundhopping Merseburg [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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German Short Film Dealing With Homophobia In Pro Football Makes Waves

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Earlier this month, director Dennis Dirksen released his crowd funded short film/music video dealing with the issue of homosexuality in Germany’s professional football (soccer) clubs, and since making its YouTube debut, it began going viral in the country. “Der Tag Wird Kommen” (“The Day Will Come”) is a fictional story, …

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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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Popularity of German Jersey Helps Drive Record Sales For Adidas During World Cup

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Adidas, a major sponsor of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, has already seen their involvement pay off in huge ways in just the first two weeks, as the German company is expecting to blow past sales expectations in their soccer division. With $2.72 billion in sales taking place within …

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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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Registration Opens For Georgia’s 5th Annual German Street Soccer Cup

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Going into its fifth year, the German Street Soccer Cup in Atlanta, Georgia is a fun way for soccer players ages 8 through 16 to participate in a multicultural game of soccer.  While the name suggests that it is a German-themed game, the 5 vs 5 games are made up …

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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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Fox Acquires Rights To Air Bundesliga Games In The U.S. Beginning In 2015

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

21st Century Fox has just announced a five year deal with the Deutsche Fußball League (DFL) to bring the German Bundesliga games to dozens of countries, including the United States, starting with the 2015-2016 season.  With the deal, millions of U.S. soccer fans will gain access to the 306 Bundesliga matches, …

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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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Why Bayern Has To Win the 2013 UEFA Champions League Final

By Alex Ruppenthal on Email

Why Bayern has to win Munich’s airport lifted its ban on late-night flights to send Chelsea FC fans back to London after last year’s Champions League Final against FC Bayern München. Some Chelsea supporters stayed the night, wearing smiles while roaming Munich’s streets after their club shocked FC Bayern, which, …

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Alex Ruppenthal is a reporter & writer whose been told that he sounds Bavarian when he speaks German, an unmatched compliment for the son of a Bavarian father who moved to Chicago for love (Alex's mom). Currently a reporter covering the Chicago suburbs for Shaw Media, Alex graduated from the University of Missouri with journalism and German degrees and then lived in Munich for a year. He's covered the NCAA Tournament, Major League Baseball and the Polar Bear Plunge, which he's done three times.
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German Soccer Star and USA Head Coach, Jürgen Klinsmann, Considers US Citizenship

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Having played on West Germany’s World Cup winning team in 1990, and later coaching the German national team, soccer star Jürgen Klinsmann opened up to Bild, a German daily news publication, about obtaining US citizenship in the near future.  Klinsmann moved to California with his family in 2011 to take on …

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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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Georgia’s 2012 German Street Soccer Cup Kicks Off This Sunday

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Atlanta area soccer players between the ages of 8 and 16 have a chance to use their German language skills during a friendly soccer tournament this Sunday, November 18, at the 3rd annual German Street Soccer Cup.  16 tri-lingual teams (other foreign language players are involved) will be put together …

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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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