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Bundesliga Sells TV Rights On 85 Percent Increase

Jun 9, 2016 11:47 AM

The German Football League (DFL) has announced an 85 percent rise for its new domestic TV deal, which will generate €4.64 billion for the nation's top two divisions.

Speaking at a news conference, DFL CEO Christian Seifert said that an increase in revenue from the international Bundesliga rights will raise income further and is likely to top €1.4bn a year.

"The result of the deal is an important step in reference to the future viability of German top-level football," Seifert added. "The Bundesliga now has the best preconditions to continue to be one of three football leagues in the world with the highest turnover."

The television deal signed by the Premier League has threatened to disrupt the balance of power in European soccer.

Stephen Holder/Indianapolis Star

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Bobby Wood Joins Hamburg On Four-Year Contract

May 15, 2016 4:18 PM

Bobby Wood has joined Hamburg from Union Berlin on a four-year contract.

Wood, 23, scored 17 goals in 30 matches in Germany's second tier.

Wood has a place on the United States' 40-man preliminary squad for the Copa America.

Wood said on Union Berlin's official website: "I can only thank everyone here for the support this year. At Union, I got a lot of trust and won a lot of minutes. I was able to make the next step here and also to win the confidence you need as a forward to score goals. It makes me proud that I have become a part of the club's history with my goals."


Tags: Hamburger SV, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

Rafael Van Der Vaart 'Can Imagine' Signing In MLS

Apr 2, 2015 1:47 PM

Rafael van der Vaart has said he "can imagine playing in America" amid interest from Sporting Kansas City.

Hamburg confirmed that the 32-year-old won't return to the club next season.

"No matter how the season ends, it was clear that I would not prolong," he said. "HSV is and always be my club. I hope that I'll be able to return in a few years -- that's how it looks right now."

The former Ajax, Real Madrid and Tottenham midfielder is widely expected to move to Major League Soccer, with Sporting Kansas City CEO Robb Heineman having tweeted early last month that the club had held "productive" talks with the player



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Julian Green Demoted To Fourth Tier Of German Football

Feb 11, 2015 11:19 AM

Julian Green will feature as a reserve for Hamburg for the remainder of the season.

Green joined Hamburg on a loan from Bayern Munich in hopes of receiving regular playing time, but he'll now play in the fourth tier of German football.

"He has to impose himself there. The under-23 team is no trash can after all," sporting director Peter Knabel told Bild. "It's the flagship of our academy."

Green will return to Bayern in the summer.

Stephan Uersfeld/ESPN

Tags: Hamburger SV, United States

Hamburg Hopeful Of Beating Arsenal For Krystian Bielik

Jan 13, 2015 11:12 AM

Hamburg are optimistic of beating Arsenal to the signature of highly rated Polish teenager Krystian Bielik.

The Gunners are pushing forward in their bid for the Legia Warsaw starlet, with deal-fixer Dick Law travelling to Warsaw for further talks on Tuesday.

Sources close to the Polish club say that Legia are frustrated with how far away Arsenal's offers are from their €3.2 million asking price.

"Of course Arsenal are also interested but I don't think he is bluffing [about being interested in us]," Zinnbauer told Kicker. "Otherwise he didn't need to come to Hamburg.

"He is a really good boy who has very good build-up play. He would fit in perfectly with our philosophy."

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Tags: Arsenal, Hamburger SV, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

Julian Green Hopeful Hamburg Loan Helps Chances At Bayern

Sep 19, 2014 4:34 PM

Julian Green believes his spell with Hamburg can help him become a regular back at Bayern Munich.

Green, 19, is at Hamburg on loan for the season having made only one appearance for Bayern so far, a brief substitute appearance against CSKA Moscow in a Champions League group game last season.

"It was a reorientation in many ways. But I think that's normal, no matter of where you are headed from Bayern," he told Munchener Merkur of the loan move. "But it was a conscious decision of mine. It's about me and my career.

"I still have a good feeling [about Bayern]. But when I received the call from Hamburg I knew straightaway: That fits!"

Green added that he hopes to follow in the footsteps of Toni Kroos, David Alaba and Philipp Lahm, who all had their breakthrough in Bundesliga during loan stints.

"The loan is perfect for them. Go and play somewhere else first -- and then make it at Bayern," he said. "I still want to become a starter at Bayern. That has not changed."

Stephan Uersfeld/ESPN

Tags: Bayern Munich, Hamburger SV, IQ, Misc Rumor

Julian Green Loaned By Bayern To Hamburg

Sep 1, 2014 4:07 PM

Bayern Munich confirmed that Julian Green has joined Hamburg on a one-year loan deal after signing Sinan Kurt from Borussia Monchengladbach.

Green, 19, leaves Munich, who have brought in 18-year-old Kurt from Monchengladbach. Xherdan Shaqiri, however, has been told he is not allowed to leave the Bundesliga champions despite interest from several other clubs.

The loan deal includes no option to make the deal permanent, according to Hamburger Abendblatt.

The transfer has the backing of United States head coach Jurgen Klinsmann, who "is very keen on Hamburg," according to Green's father Jerry, who spoke to ESPN FC on Sunday.

"He knows the coach [Mirko Slomka]. He knows the people there. It's a great opportunity for Julian to play some games. He thinks this is going to be a good thing for Julian and the U.S. team," Jerry Green said.

Stephan Uersfeld/ESPN

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Kakan Calhanoglu Seeks Transfer From Hamburg To Play In UCL

May 22, 2014 4:03 PM

Kakan Calhanoglu has informed Hamburg that he wants to leave Hamburg this summer to play for a bigger club that plays in the Champions League.

Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Arsenal have all expressed interest, but Bayer Leverkusen appears to be the frontrunners.

Calhanoglu has been labeled the next Mesut Özil, but he is gunning to reach an even higher strata of footballer.

"I told them that I want to go - no matter whether we play in the first or second division," he told Sport Bild.

"I would definitely leve Hamburg. I can see myself clearly at Bayer Leverkusen. The fact is, I want to play in Europe and I want to make my parents happy.

"I want to go as far as Ronaldo and Messi. I want to be a world star."

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Tags: Hamburger SV, Bayer Leverkusen, Arsenal, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

Roger Bennett: Soccer Is Perfect Sport For Internet Era

Apr 17, 2014 2:00 PM

Roger Bennett moved to the United States in 1996 and had to follow big Everton matches by telephone with his father holding the receiver up to the radio.

Bennett hosts the popular Men In Blazers soccer talk show on Grantland and SiriusXM with Michael Davies.

“It is often said that baseball blew up in America in the age of radio, and the N.F.L. rose to dominance once television took over,” Bennett said. “Soccer is the perfect sport for the Internet era. American fans can follow games and instantaneously track information from global leagues both big and small, feeling as close to their favorite teams as if they lived within a thrown beer of their stadium.”

Bennett also credits early start times for the rise in popularity of soccer in the United States.

“You should never underestimate the allure of daytime drinking,” Mr. Bennett said. “If you’re in a bar at 7 in morning with a pint of Guinness, you have a social problem. If you are in a bar at 7 in the morning with that same pint of Guinness and Chelsea is on TV, you’re a football fan.”

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Arsenal, Liverpool Interested In 'New Özil' Hakan Calhanoglu

Mar 19, 2014 11:11 AM

Hamburg attacking midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu has been linked to Arsenal.

Calhanoglu is frequently compared to Mesut Özil, who came to Arsenal in the summer on an expensive transfer from Real Madrid. 

Calhanoglu has a 7.29 WhoScored rating in 24 Bundesliga appearances this season (5th on Hamburg), with eight goals and two assists.

Hamburg would demand around £15 million for a Calhanoglu transfer.

Liverpool is also interested in Calhanoglu.

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Tags: Hamburger SV, Liverpool, Arsenal, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor


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