With the excitement of domestic football all but a month away, a dizzy haze of optimism is flowing through Europe as fans once again begin the countdown to whichever season opener has blessed their beloved clubs.
In Germany, football fans have pencilled in August 9 as the inaugural tie of the coming campaign in preparation for a season quite like any other in the Bundesliga. For this year, the top league returns with two European Champions League finalists for the first time in its 50-year history.
Aside from two of the best teams in the World, the German top division has been pulsating with activity as clubs up and down the league have invested and continue to prepare for the coming league campaign.
With this season's title race looking to not only be one of the tightest in recent years, but also one of the most participated, the coming Bundesliga campaign promises a level of quality and entertainment that we haven't seen in quite some time. It's a potential classic in the making.