Bundesliga Returns This Weekend, Here Is How You Can Watch
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – One of Europe’s top tier soccer leagues is returning, it will mark the first live soccer since the sporting world shut down following the positive coronavirus tests of Utah Jazz’s marquee men Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell on March 12.
The Bundesliga is a hotly contested race, with giants Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund atop the standings. Just four points separate Munich and Dortmund with nine matches remaining in the 2019-20 season.
Play will resume on Saturday morning with the weekend’s most intriguing game between FC Schalke 04 and Borussia Dortmund. Both clubs are separated by just 16 miles, the derby is fiercely contested. The two clubs will be fighting to secure the Revierderby, a tradition that was first introduced in 1925.
Bayern Munich, however, will be tasked with playing Union Berlin, Damir Kreilach’s former club, who have impressed many during their maiden voyage back in Germany’s top-flight division and currently sit in 11th on the standings.
Furthermore, the Bundesliga is filled with a plethora of young American talent that includes the likes of Leipzig’s Tyler Adams, Schalke’s Weston McKennie, Wolfsburg’s John Brooks, Dortmund’s Giovanni Reyna, Werder Bremen’s Josh Sargent and Düsseldorf’s Zack Steffen, among others.
How To Watch
Saturday, May 16
Borussia Dortmund vs. Schalke | 9:30 a.m. ET on FS1 and FOX Deportes
RB Leipzig vs. Freiburg | 9:30 a.m. ET on FS2 and TUDN
Augsburg vs. Wolfsburg | 9:30 a.m. ET on FOX Soccer Plus
Dusseldorf vs. Paderborn | 9:30 a.m. ET on FOX Soccer Match Pass
Hoffenheim vs. Hertha Berlin | 9:30 a.m. ET on FOX Soccer Match Pass
Frankfurt vs. Gladbach | 12:30 p.m. ET on FS1 and TUDN
Sunday, May 17
Cologne vs. Mainz | 9:30 a.m. ET on FS1 and FOX Deportes
Union Berlin vs. Bayern Munich | 12:00 p.m. ET on FS1, UniMas and TUDN
Monday, May 18
Werder Bremen vs. Bayer Leverkusen | 2:30 p.m. ET on FS2
If you do not have access to any of the television channels mentioned above, FuboTV will be streaming the majority of these games and are offering a free one week trial for those interested.
Tom Hackett is a Utah and Real Salt Lake Insider for KSLsports.com and host of the It’s Utah’s World Podcast (Utah Football themed) and The Lion’s Den Podcast (Real Salt Lake themed). Follow him on Twitter: @TomCantHackett.
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