Sportsball: Hertha, Union & Eisbären
Since we last talked, Bundesligers Hertha lost to both Hoffenheim and Mönchengladbach, 1-3 and 0-1, respectively. They’re now in 6th place in the league. Meanwhile the Eisbären, the hockey team, lost to league leaders Red Bull München in the semi-finals, knocking them out of the trophy hunt. Still, semis.
And, ugh, Union Berlin. This newsletter’s favorite Berlin team also lost twice, to Hannover 96 and Erzgebirge, 0-2 and 0-1, respectively. After tantalizingly leading the league for a week and raising hopes of elevation to the Bundesliga, Union is now in 4th place in the Second Division.
Turbine Potsdam, the womens soccer team. Tied SGS Essen 1-1 last Sunday, putting them in 2nd in the Frauen Bundesliga.