1. Why Kevin Kampl Is the Borussia Dortmund Player with Most to Prove in Pre-Season

    On Saturday, July 4, Borussia Dortmund played a friendly match against a select group of German athletes which ended in a comprehensive win for the German side...

    Stefan Bienkowski Written by Stefan Bienkowski about 7 hours ago 1,361 reads 5 comments

  2. 1 Summer Transfer Rumour Borussia Dortmund Fans Do Not Want to Come True

    There has been plenty of speculation surrounding Borussia Dortmund 's best players this summer. Ilkay Gundogan is going here, Mats Hummels is going there and, on rare occasions, it seems as though Marco Reus is once again on the cusp of leaving...

    Stefan Bienkowski Written by Stefan Bienkowski about 1 day ago 4,107 reads 15 comments

  3. 5 Borussia Dortmund Youngsters Who Could Taste 1st-Team Action This Season

    Borussia Dortmund will kick off their Bundesliga campaign at home to Borussia Monchengladbach on August 15, meaning new coach Thomas Tuchel has a reasonable amount of time to distinguish just who will be in his first team...

    Stefan Bienkowski Written by Stefan Bienkowski about 2 days ago 3,953 reads 14 comments

  4. 5 Star Names from the European U21 Championships Top Clubs Should Be Looking at

    The Under-21 European Championships are over, and before too long we'll be back among the weekly fun and games of domestic football. But before all that, we have a whole summer of transfer activity to dig through...

    Stefan Bienkowski Written by Stefan Bienkowski about 3 days ago 4,979 reads 6 comments

  5. Ranking Bayern Munich's 2014 Transfer Window Signings on Last Season's Efforts

    The summer transfer window is underway at Germany's biggest club, as Bayern Munich have already begun their pre-season shopping with the acquisition of Douglas Costa from Shakhtar Donetsk (h/t Shakhtar's official site )...

    Stefan Bienkowski Written by Stefan Bienkowski about 3 days ago 3,897 reads 7 comments

  6. Sweden Beat Portugal in U21 Euros with Solid Tactics and Collective Brilliance

    Sometimes in football the best team wins the game. Not the best strikers, goalscorers, defenders or midfielders. Not even the top stars in the sport. Sometimes all it comes down to is a good manager who can implement the best tactics on the pitch...

    Stefan Bienkowski Written by Stefan Bienkowski about 4 days ago 1,604 reads 0 comments

  7. Sweden vs. Portugal: Where the 2015 European U21 Final Will Be Won and Lost

    An enticing match awaits in the final of the 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship on Tuesday when Sweden and Portugal lock horns for the honour of calling themselves the very best in Europe for the next four years...

    Stefan Bienkowski Written by Stefan Bienkowski about 5 days ago 3,663 reads 5 comments

  8. Why an Angel Di Maria-Bastian Schweinsteiger Swap Deal Would Be Win-Win for All

    Sometimes in football it takes a bold decision to turn a team around and move them on to the next level. A leap of faith in to the unknown may be a dangerous plan, but it can also play out well if done at the right time...

    Stefan Bienkowski Written by Stefan Bienkowski about 5 days ago 10,533 reads 66 comments

  9. Why Sweden Can Upset the Odds and Beat Portugal in the Final of the U21 Euros

    Against all odds, Sweden will play Portugal on Tuesday in the final of the U21 European Championships. In a clash that should undoubtedly entice the attention of neutrals and fans alike, Sweden will enter the game as underdogs for the match...

    Stefan Bienkowski Written by Stefan Bienkowski about 6 days ago 3,905 reads 8 comments

  10. Poor Tactics Cost Germany Dearly as Portugal Cruise to Final of U21 Euros

    Germany finally met their match on Saturday when they came up against Portugal in the semi-finals of the 2015 Under-21 European Championship and were comfortably beaten 5-0...

    Stefan Bienkowski Written by Stefan Bienkowski about 7 days ago 10,250 reads 56 comments

  11. Top 10 Players Left in the U21 European Championship

    And then there were four. The Under-21 European Championship has finally bid farewell to the group stages, and as such, our list of teams has been halved to just four exceptional sides ...

    Stefan Bienkowski Written by Stefan Bienkowski about 8 days ago 7,500 reads 16 comments

  12. Lessons Learned from England's European U21 Championship Campaign

    Well another international tournament has come, and before it is all but done England are packing their bags and heading home on an early flight back to Heathrow Airport...

    Stefan Bienkowski Written by Stefan Bienkowski about 9 days ago 5,496 reads 11 comments

  13. England Get Knocked out of U21 Euros After Italy Capitalise on Old Mistakes

    England were knocked out of the 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship on Wednesday night when a 3-1 defeat to Italy saw Gareth Southgate ’s side finish dead last in their group...

    Stefan Bienkowski Written by Stefan Bienkowski about 10 days ago 12,290 reads 57 comments

  14. Germany Huff and Puff Against Czech Republic as They Stumble in to Semi-Finals

    As expected, Germany emerged from the debris and madness of Group A on Tuesday night with qualification in hand for the semi-finals of the U21 European Championships. However, what was not expected was the manner in which they stumbled along the way...

    Stefan Bienkowski Written by Stefan Bienkowski about 11 days ago 2,851 reads 3 comments

  15. Top 5 Forwards of the U21 European Championships so Far

    Much has been made of the talent on show in this summer's European Under-21 Championship, but when it comes down to it, people really want to know who has been scoring all the goals...

    Stefan Bienkowski Written by Stefan Bienkowski about 12 days ago 13,642 reads 18 comments

  16. Super-Subs Keep England's Hopes Alive After Late Winner vs Sweden at U21 Euros

    England kept their U21 European Championship dreams alive on Sunday afternoon with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Sweden...

    Stefan Bienkowski Written by Stefan Bienkowski about 13 days ago 6,474 reads 8 comments

  17. Germany Go Back to Basics with Simple, Brilliant Win over Denmark in U21 Euros

    Germany got back to winning ways on Saturday at the U21 European Championships when they beat Denmark 3-0 at the Eden Arena in Prague...

    Stefan Bienkowski Written by Stefan Bienkowski about 14 days ago 6,458 reads 13 comments

  18. Who Are the New Favourites of the 2015 U21 European Championship?

    We've now seen every team face off in this year's U-21 European Championship, and as such, we can slowly begin to put together an idea of who really looks ready to go all the way and claim the tournament as their own...

    Stefan Bienkowski Written by Stefan Bienkowski about 15 days ago 18,326 reads 27 comments

  19. England U21s at Odds with Harry Kane in Euro Opening-Day Defeat to Portugal

    There was one moment in Thursday night's England vs. Portugal Under-21 European Championships game in which Harry Kane looked like the striker who had taken the Premier League by storm last season...

    Stefan Bienkowski Written by Stefan Bienkowski about 16 days ago 16,648 reads 21 comments

  20. Liverpool's Impressive Emre Can Stands Alone as Germany Slip Up Against Serbia

    Germany didn ’t exactly kick off their campaign for the U21 European Championships with all the flair and domination expected of the competition’s standalone favourites...

    Stefan Bienkowski Written by Stefan Bienkowski about 17 days ago 11,615 reads 11 comments

  21. Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg to Use Denmark as Stepping Stone for Bayern Munich Success

    There’s very little chance of Danish star Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg starting this new season as anything but a Bayern Munich player. But there are still plenty of things that can affect the manner in which he returns to the Munich side...

    Stefan Bienkowski Written by Stefan Bienkowski about 18 days ago 2,322 reads 9 comments

  22. Germany's New Golden Generation Ready to Claim U21 European Championships

    Last summer, in the heat of Rio de Janeiro , wasn ’t the first time Mats Hummels , Manuel Neuer and Mesut Ozil all lifted a trophy together in the black, white and red of Germany...

    Stefan Bienkowski Written by Stefan Bienkowski about 19 days ago 1,558 reads 1 comments

  23. Andre Schurrle Offers Solutions for Germany and Joachim Low Against Gibraltar

    Germany surprised very few on Saturday night with a 7-0 win over lowly Gibraltar in their latest qualifying match of Group D, but it wasn't all smiles and pats on the back for the European giant...

    Stefan Bienkowski Written by Stefan Bienkowski about 20 days ago 5,621 reads 9 comments

  24. Comparing Robert Lewandowski's 2014/15 Stats to His 2013/14 Numbers

    Robert Lewandowski was a vitally important member of Bayern Munich's Bundesliga-winning squad last season...

    Stefan Bienkowski Written by Stefan Bienkowski about 21 days ago 3,053 reads 18 comments

  25. Scouting 3 Potential Summer Transfer Targets for Borussia Dortmund

    Borussia Dortmund have a lot of work to do this summer. Not only do they have to quickly implement a new manager and his methods upon a club that hasn't shifted in style in seven years, but they also have an entire squad that needs revamped...

    Stefan Bienkowski Written by Stefan Bienkowski about 21 days ago 13,668 reads 44 comments