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Which Americans can you watch in the Bundesliga?

A guide for the new, and a refresher for the veterans.


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.

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)

2. Bundesliga

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!