John Brooks and Hoffenheim gave themselves another survival boost as they beat Schalke to put themselves five points clear of the Bundesliga’s relegation zone.
Gio Reyna earned his first start in a long while for Borussia Dortmund in their win over Werder Bremen, while it was a rude return for Pellegrino Matarazzo as he suffered his first defeat with John Brooks and Hoffenheim.
Struggling Bundesliga side Hoffenheim have appointed Pellegrino Matarazzo as their new head coach as they look to right the ship and avoid relegation.
Jordan Pefok broke out of his goal-scoring funk with a dramatic winner to help Union Berlin beat Mainz, while Gio Reyna came off the bench to score a goal in Borussia Dortmund’s annihilation of Freiburg.
Kevin Paredes scored his first Bundesliga goal in a loss to Wolfsburg, while John Brooks had a difficult debut for Hoffenheim as they were drubbed by Joe Scally and Borussia Monchengladbach.
John Brooks is back in the German Bundesliga as he has signed with TSG Hoffenheim from Portuguese Primeira Liga side Benfica, the club announced on Thursday.
Gio Reyna once again came to the rescue of Borussia Dortmund as his stoppage-time goal led them to a stunning win over Mainz in mid-week Bundesliga action.
USMNT U-20 defender Justin Che has been officially promoted to Hoffenheim’s first team, approximately one year after joining the German club on-loan from FC Dallas.
American center-back Chris Richards has swapped Bavaria for the bright lights of London as he completed a permanent move from Bayern Munich to Crystal Palace on Wednesday, signing on to a five-year deal.
Chris Richards could be on the way out of German Bundesliga powerhouse Bayern Munich this summer as it has been reported that clubs in Spain and England have expressed interest in signing the young center-back.