Defender John Brooks has been cleared to join the United States team for upcoming World Cup qualifiers, despite picking up a minor knee injury in Hertha Berlin's 4-2 defeat at FC Cologne this past weekend.
With Bobby Wood and Fabian Johnson pulling out of the U.S. squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Honduras and Panama, Brooks' knee problems could mean that Borussia Dortmund's Christian Pulisic would be the only Bundesliga representative on the U.S. team for the matches against Honduras...
Salomon Kalou has signed a new contract with Hertha Berlin.
Kalou joined Hertha from Lille in 2014, and his current deal had been due to expire at the end of the season.
The club have not yet confirmed the terms of his new contract.
Ivory Coast international Kalou has six goals and four assists in 16 games this season, and general manager Michael Preetz told the club's official website: "We are delighted that Salomon has chosen to stay with us despite the other offers he received.
Hertha Berlin held on to halt third-placed Borussia Dortmund's four-game winning run in all competitions and consolidated fifth place with a typically gritty performance.
Captain Vedad Ibisevic crossed for Salomon Kalou to score early, and Dortmund was grateful to Raphael Guerreiro for clearing off the line from Kalou afterward as the home side maintained its good start. Kalou missed another good chance before the break.
Seconds after Lewandowski matched his 21-goal tally in Munich, Pierre-Emerick...