Hey Everyone! I hope you all are enjoying your week and recovering from Saturday’s less-than-ideal game. Despite the post-loss blues, Tuesday brought much-needed joy for Dortmund fans, especially those in the United States.
Borussia Dortmund are traveling to the USA
On Tuesday, the team announced that they “will once again travel to the USA” this summer. The club looks set to play several friendlies against other European clubs, and maybe some smaller international clubs, in the States. The first match announced is against Manchester United on July 30th in Allegiant Field, Las Vegas. The clubs look set to announce several more matches over the coming weeks.
Back in Black and Yellow ⚫️— Borussia Dortmund (@BlackYellow) April 4, 2023
BVB will once again travel to the USA in the summer of 2023! pic.twitter.com/73QnegD04F
Now, I understand not everyone who reads Fear The Wall is an American but we do have a reasonable American readership so here’s the lowdown for those interested in going:
Borussia Dortmund’s first match will be the one against Manchester United. I assume they will spend one and a half to two weeks before returning to Dortmund in preparation for the season. Additionally, on the club’s press release mentions “BVB will visit several cities in the West and Midwest of the country from the end of July”. So for those on the east coast of the country; Sorry but your hometown won’t be hosting any Dortmund games. Finally, presale begins tomorrow, April 6, at 12pm EST.
For those not interested or unable to attend the games, there are still some takeaways. The trip is sponsored by both the DFL, who looks to be trying to expand the Bundesliga in the United States, and EVONIK who was recently ousted as Dortmund’s main shirt sponsor for 1&1. Not only does this mean Dortmund will continue to make a push to grow in the United States but it also means that EVONIK are a continued cornerstone in Dortmund’s economic future. Additionally, the club will have a busy summer with a United States tour and the usual Bad Ragaz training camp in Switzerland. It remains to be seen when that camp will be scheduled.
- That wasn’t all for the good news, Bayern Munich lost to Freiburg in DFB Pokal yesterday. While it will still be a difficult road for Dortmund to reclaim the cup, if they emerge from today’s matchup they will definitely be the favorites to win the whole thing heading into the semifinal. Also, it means for the first time this century that they have gone three seasons without winning it.
- Borussia Dortmund will be without Nico Schlotterbeck, Karim Adeyemi, Julien Duranville, And Sebastian Haller for today’s match.
- Nico Schlotterbeck is expected to return in a month, if at all, this season.
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Will you be going to the Dortmund friendlies in the US? Also, what are your thoughts on European teams playing friendlies abroad? Do you enjoy the games or think they’re a waste of time?