This is it! Nobody else can be counted on to beat Bayern, so we’ll have to do it ourselves!
All Los Angeles Bundesliga fans are welcome. Wirtshaus will be open early and we expect a huge crowd.
The Borussia Dortmund Los Angeles Fan Club. It started when two strangers asked on Reddit: “Where can I watch the match in LA?” Now a year later, we’re had our largest event to date, over 30 Fans at Wirtshaus for Der Klassiker 2 on March 5.
Scottish Breakfast Club – The Hardcore
We all love Wirtshaus and the owners are Founding Members of the club. Unfortunately, most Bundesliga matches happen at 6:30am or so, and Wirtshaus cannot open for us. Enter the Cock’n Bull in Santa Monica. They are all EPL fans, mostly for Liverpool, but they have helped us get together for matches that happen before sunrise. Only a handful of us get there for every match and the Scottish Breakfast with Guinness is the preferred order.
We Like the Bayern Fans…Really!
The FC Bayern München Los Angeles Official Supporters Club were here before us and they have been helpful in every way. Our largest turnout in 2015 (20) was at Tom’s Urban for the first Der Klassiker of the season. That was a crappy day, we must admit (5-1
How Lucky We Were
We were hoping to get to 50 likes on Facebook and 20 fans out for a match before the end of the season. As I write this, we are at 97 likes and looking to break all records for attendance this weekend. Are we organizational masterminds?
The real reason seems to be that Borussia Dortmund is having one of their greatest seasons in decades. Thomas Tuchel now looks brilliant. Major injuries have been avoided (knocking on wood). Rotation players are starting to show what they can do. Our Club favorite
Henrikh Mkhitaryan* has emerged as one of the top players in Europe. It goes on and on.
*Götze? Reus? Dembele? Who can say.
We’re going to try to meet up for every possible match in 2016 and 2017. Early morning Saturdays and Sundays will be at the Cock’n Bull. Select Champions League matches (11:45am Wednesdays) also at the Cock’n Bull. BVB vs. Bayern is usually at Wirtshaus.
This was our best meetup yet, despite the scoreline. The Bayern LA Fan Club were hospitable and gracious. Altogether, 90 Bundesliga fans in one place. Thanks to Tom and Oscar (photos). We’ll be back in two weeks, still #2 in the Bundesliga, still top of our group in Europa League.
With the Jungs going to Allianz Arena it seems fitting that we drop by the Bayern Los Angeles Club’s house to bring the time honored rivalry to them.
The larger picture is showing Los Angeles and Fox Sports that the Bundesliga is here to stay. We’re hoping that this will be the largest viewing party ever assembled on the West Coast.
For all Westsiders: Bill C will be organizing a train trip from Culver City. Stay tuned.