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FC Bayern Munich
May 22, 2012
Posted by Susie Schaaf on 05/22/2012

It has taken me a couple of days to try and get my head around our Champions League loss to Chelsea. I've been glum, bitter and utterly sad. I haven't had any words. And, for someone as verbose as I am? That's (not) saying a lot.

May 18, 2012
Posted by Susie Schaaf on 05/18/2012

This is, of course, the final that I wanted. When the last draw was set in the elimination rounds, I thought, "Is it possible that we get through Real Madrid AND Chelsea survive Barcelona?". Leave those two Spanish teams to their umpteen El Clasicos; I would have found a replay of that to be utterly boring.

May 10, 2012
Posted by Susie Schaaf on 05/10/2012

The first of two consecutive legendary Saturdays for Bayern Munich pits them against Borussia Dortmund in the DFB Pokal final. Two versus One. The best defense and second-best offense against the best offense and third-best defense. The glamor club and the working man's club. The team that everyone loves to hate and the team that everyone loves to love. It's the biggest ticket in Germany right now- barring one, and although Berlin's Olympiastadion holds over 77,000 people, the DFB could have sold a few million for this one.

May 3, 2012
Posted by Susie Schaaf on 05/03/2012

Blame it on the new orange away kits: Arjen Robben has re-upped his Bayern contract through 2015.

May 2, 2012
Posted by Susie Schaaf on 05/02/2012

This blog is not about Bayern Munich. It is, however, about football and a woman's place in this most beautiful of games. On Monday, Simon Borg, a writer for and panelist for ExtraTime- MLS' official podcast- prefaced a sexist, ignorant rant by saying, "It's going to be a little unpopular to say this..."