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beaver
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Help me pick a Bundesliga team
I watched a fair amount of Bundesliga last year and something about Bundesliga is the most enjoyable soccer for me.

But this year I'm going to pick a team to support.

My MLS team is Atlanta United. Naturally this year I picked up Newcastle as my EPL team.

What I am looking for in a Bundesliga is the following:

Not a front runner. This knocks Bayern Munich out.

Knocks Borussia Dortmund out as well, correct?

Also it just feels like a tonof Americans have jumped on the bvb bandwagon with pulisic, and I don't want to be like everyone else

But I also want a team that frequently is televised in the US. Also important that they not be relegated any time soon so naturally they will traditionally be an upper half team. Are Bundesliga 2 matches even available in the US?

I don't want RB Leipzig. frick red bulls

really I've narrowed it down to m'gladbach, schalke 04, bayer leverkusen, and werder bremen

schalke has mckennie and bremen has sargent

any other thoughts on these four?


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Schalke sucks, could have gone down last year. Go m'gladbach or werder bremen


ezride25
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re: Help me pick a Bundesliga team
I don’t think I can help. I’m more of the “club chooses you” mindset.


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re: Help me pick a Bundesliga team


Plays a ton of young players. Has had some good Americans in the past (currently has Fabian Johnson). Let me know what you want to know about them.
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BlackCoffeeKid
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re: Help me pick a Bundesliga team
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Schalke sucks

They finished 2nd the year before and regularly qualify for CL

Last year was just a bit of a enigma.
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beaver
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re: Help me pick a Bundesliga team
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I don’t think I can help. I’m more of the “club chooses you” mindset.



yeah me too and I don't want to force a fandom

monchengladbach just felt familiar last year

I think I'm leaning that way

mainly just checking for red flags so that I don't go with a team that is guaranteed to hurt me like I found out newcastle will do only after the almiron deal



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re: Help me pick a Bundesliga team
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checking for red flags

A lot of people hate Bayer Leverkusen due to being associated/bankrolled with the pharmaceutical company


ezride25
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re: Help me pick a Bundesliga team
Try Chelsea instead. Much much better.


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East Nasty Swaaaaag
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Mainz 05. Entertaining brand. Juergen Klopp’s first gig as gaffer.


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East Nasty Swaaaaag
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re: Help me pick a Bundesliga team
The atmosphere at BayArena.....zzzzzzzzz. So corporate and family friendly.


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re: Help me pick a Bundesliga team
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monchengladbach just felt familiar last year

I think I'm leaning that way

mainly just checking for red flags so that I don't go with a team that is guaranteed to hurt me like I found out newcastle will do only after the almiron deal

Gladbach had a lot of success in the 1970s and 80's. The 2000's were rough (dropped down twice), but have been in the Bundesliga since 08/09. Haven't finished lower than 9th the last 8 seasons and have made a few title runs. Have gotten back on solid footing. Back in Europa this season. This will be the first season under Marco Rose (came from RB Salzburg). Should be a fun season.
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Wolfsburg


East Nasty Swaaaaag
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re: Help me pick a Bundesliga team
That’s a fugly kit.


I Bleed Garnet
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That’s a fugly kit.


Good luck


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Leverkusen is going to be very talented next year. Kai Havertz is maybe the best player in the Bundesliga and he’s 20


That being said, they’re called Neverkusen for a reason.

Schalke is a disaster
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re: Help me pick a Bundesliga team
I like Stuttgart but they keep getting relegated.

Even with a starter on the World Cup champions.


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re: Help me pick a Bundesliga team
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Even with a starter on the World Cup champions


And the legendary Mario Gomez
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Dawgsontop34
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re: Help me pick a Bundesliga team
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werder bremen


Hop on the wagon.

I’d love to have another fan to chat with on here
I’ll give you all the reasons why you should be fan, but in summary it’s been really fun being a fan for the last couple seasons after almost getting relegated a couple years ago.

High scoring club (so fun to watch) and have had Americans the last few years (Johansson, Sargent) and even made a push for Jordan Morris a couple years ago. Kohfeldt is an awesome coach and the legendary Pizarro is still on the squad.

Can’t wait.


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Dead End
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re: Help me pick a Bundesliga team
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I don't want RB Leipzig. frick red bulls


Well, frick you too.


NewbombII
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re: Help me pick a Bundesliga team
Schalke has McKinnie and a couple of young US guys at lower levels including Matthew Hoppe. He has scored 6 goals in the last 4 games for the U19's. Their manager David Wagner played for the USMNT.


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