The Bundesliga kicked off this weekend and the big story out of Germany was the performance of German-American John Anthony Brooks.
Brooks started in Hertha Berlin’s 6-1 win over Eintracht and scored Hertha’s second goal. Brooks also apparently appears to be leaning toward the U.S. national team as he reportedly will be joining the squad for their friendly against Bosnia after rejecting a call-up for the German U-21 squad.
Augsburg lost 4-0 to Borussia Dortmund, but apparently still think they’re better off without Michael Parkhurst, who didn’t make the game-day squad. After a frustrating spring where Parkhurst only made two appearances for Augsburg, things haven’t started off much better in the 2013-14 campaign.
Jermaine Jones and Schalke tied Hamburg 3-3, with Jones playing the full match.
Fabian Johnson’s Hoffenheim and Timmy Chandler’s Nurnberg tied 2-2, but neither played. Johnson is recovering from injury; Chandler was apparently benched after conceding a penalty last week that helped knock Nurnberg out of the German Cup.
Steve Cherundolo’s Hannover won 2-0 over Wolfsburg, but the veteran ful-backis still recovering from knee surgery.
Alfredo Morales started and went the distance in Ingolstadt’s 2-0 loss to Karlsruhe. Ingolstadt now have zero points from three games and are in last place in Bundesliga 2. Morales has, however, apparently earned a call-up for the Bosnia friendly.
Bobby Wood started and played 59 minutes in 1860 Munich’s 2-1 win over Fortuna Dusseldorf. The young forward has played in all three games for 1860 Munich so far this season, starting the last two, and will also reportedly be in Sarajevo to face Bosnia.
Joe Gyau played the last 30 minutes of Hoffenheim II’s 2-0 loss to Kickers Offenbach in the Regionalliga, the fourth tier of the German soccer system.