In 2014-15, VfL Wolfsburg chased Bayern Munich for much of the season before succumbing and finishing second by a margin of 10 points. Since then, they’ve enjoyed a transfer surplus of €61.65 million, and a shocking dip in form to go with it. Wolfsburg earned 69 points from 34 games that season; since then, Die Wölfe have won 51 points in 50 matches. Prior to squeaking out victories against Eintracht Frankfurt and Borussia Mönchengladbach on the final two matchdays of the Hinrunde, Wolfsburg had just two wins in the first half of the season. At this stage a year ago, Wolfsburg were in fourth place. Now through 16 games, they’ve scored just 15 goals, 10 fewer than they did in as many matches last
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — The LA Galaxy signed veteran midfielder Jermaine Jones on Wednesday. The 35-year-old Jones spent the past three seasons with the Colorado Rapids and the New England Revolution, making 37 appearances between the two teams while scoring five goals and adding six assists. Before joining MLS, Jones played for nearly 15 seasons in the German Bundesliga, including stints with Eintracht Frankfurt, Bayer Leverkusen and Schalke. He's a member of the U.S. men's national team, making over 60 appearances since 2010, including in the 2010 World Cup.
Scotland's Oliver Burke plans to fly his mum over to Germany to supply a taste of home cooking as he seeks to cement his future at RB Leipzig. A Scotland international at just 19, the pacy teenage winger was told to forget everything he had learned tactically at Nottingham Forest after RB signed him for a reported 15 million euros (Â£13 million, $16 million) last August. Leipzig, backed by energy drinks giants Red Bull, are enjoying a stellar first season in Germany's top flight after starting with a record 13-match unbeaten run.