Last match of 2015 and last match of the best Hinrunde in recent memory. Join us to celebrate this year and this team.
With Gladbach destroying Bayern, the day was already started on a happy note. Most of us had been up early to watch and we were revved up for Wolfsburg. But how would the team react? Five starters out with the flu. Wolfsburg undefeated at home for 29 matches. Optimism was hard to come by.
Still, our bad luck streak seemed to continue: from the crossbar hit on Ilkay’s free kick right up to a soft penalty call at the 90th minute. It felt like things could not go our way until a completely “against the run of play” pass from Miki to Shiji in the last minute. The curse of the away jerseys is broken!
Thanks to everyone who turned up. Our biggest turnout yet in Santa Monica. See you all next week for Frankfurt.
Biggest match since the Revierderby! Only a handful of teams are in range for the CL positions and that’s where BVB need to be. We are currently #2 with Wolfsburg at #3. This will be the Match of The Week in the Bundesliga. Adding to that; Bayern will travel to Gladbach, with Gladbach in top form.
We return to beautiful Santa Monica for the week. Come on down!
Dortmund returns home to meet Augsburg. BVB LA returns to the Cock ‘n’ Bull in Santa Monica. These two teams are on very different trajectories: Dortmund is fighting to remain in touch with Bayern and keep one step ahead of Herne West; Augsburg is struggling to keep out of the bottom spot now held by Stuttgart. BVB fans will watch with guarded optimism.
Thanks to a quirk in the Bundesliga scheduling, we return to Wirtshaus for the second time this season. Friday morning, October 16. Get ready for brunch, beer and victory.