Even in Washington DC one knows how to celebrate a proper Bundesliga weekend. Especially lively is the Fanclub DC Bayern Capitol 11. One of the co-founders is Bavarian born. Michael Fähnle-Hedge.
Over 40,000 in Kaiserslautern, 20,000 in Braunschweig, 15,000 in Cottbus, plus impressive non-league support. Big attendances show that German football is about so much more than "Die Mannschaft" and the World Cup.
After Spain's La Liga announced its intention to play one league game per year in the United States, Germany's Bundesliga has ruled out following suit. DFL chief Christian Seifert said he "thinks nothing of the idea."
Just down the road from Dortmund another American is hoping to reach the heights of Christian Pulisic. DW sat down with Schalke's Weston McKennie to find out more about the Gelsenkirchen club's American midfielder.
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