The Bundesliga is set to become the first of the top 10 soccer leagues to resume play after the coronavirus pandemic forced almost all sports into hiatus. Germany’s top flight, as well as the 2. Bundesliga, are scheduled to resume play on May 16th with Matchday 26, with every team with 9 matches remaining on their schedule except Werder Bremen and Eintracht Frankfurt, who each have 10 matches left.
The Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 season will resume from May 16th. In both leagues, the season will continue with the 26th matchday. The other matchdays will follow in the order originally scheduled.— Bundesliga English (@Bundesliga_EN) May 7, 2020
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Because the leagues are coming back at a time where most major sports are still sidelined, there is renewed interest in the league among diehard soccer fans, and new fans are beginning to research the league to find a team to latch onto for the next couple of months.
As many diehard fans know, the Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga have several American players that call it home, including quite a few of the young core of the United States Men’s National Team. Whether you’re looking for a team to call your own or you’re just excited to see live soccer once again, checking out the matches involving teams with American players is always a great idea.
So, which American play in the Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga? Here’s the running tally of players that are on a German first team or youth team:
Borussia Dortmund - Gio Reyna
RB Leipzig - Tyler Adams
Bayern Munich - Chris Richards (youth team)
Schalke - Weston McKennie, Nick Taitague (youth team), David Wagner (manager)
Werder Bremen - Josh Sargent
Wolfsburg - John Brooks, Ulysses Llanez, Michael Edwards (youth team)
Fortuna Düsseldorf - Zack Steffen, Alfredo Morales
Borussia Mönchengladbach - Fabian Johnson
Eintracht Frankfurt - Timothy Chandler
Union Berlin - Malick Sanogo (youth team)
1.FC Köln - Brady Scott
Hoffenheim - Royal-Dominique Fennell (reserve team)
Hamburg - Bobby Wood
Greuther Fürth - Julian Green, Timothy Tillman
Jahn Regensburg - Jann-Christopher George
St. Pauli - Kevin Lankford
Stuttgart - Pellegrino Matarazzo (manager)
Osnabrück - Marc Heider
Hannover - Sebastian Soto
At least 18 teams in Germany have at least 1 American player that you can root for when the leagues resume next Saturday. You have a week to figure it out. Which teams (and players) will you keep your eye on when the leagues resume? Hit the comments and let us know which teams have drawn your interest!