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Free Admission to Bundesliga Friendly Wednesday, January 8

By Rowdies Communications, 01/03/20, 11:45AM EST


An incredible opportunity to watch Bundesliga soccer awaits fans in Tampa Bay next week when Eintracht Frankfurt and Hertha Berlin contest a winter friendly at Al Lang Stadium on Wednesday, January 8.

The two German giants will square off against one another at 7 p.m. with free entry to everyone. No ticket is required. Gates will open at 6 p.m. Parking in Lot A at Al Lang Stadium is available for $10.

Eintracht Frankfurt

Eintracht Frankfurt arrives in St. Petersburg in 13th place in the Bundesliga with a record of 5-9-3 (W-L-T) at the midway point of the campaign. Frankfurt finished 7th last season and is still active in the Europa League having finished second in Group A behind Arsenal.

Frankfurt returns to Bundesliga action January 18 against Hoffenheim. Frankfurt picks up European action February 20 in the Europa League Round of 32 against Red Bull Salzburg.

Eintracht Frankfurt is managed by Austrian coach Adi Hütter. The squad includes American defender Timmy Chandler, who has made 29 appearances for the U.S. He was on the final American roster for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Portuguese forward Gonçalo Paciência leads Frankfurt in scoring with seven goals this season.

Hertha Berlin

Hertha Berlin arrives in St. Petersburg just above Eintracht Frankfurt in 12th place in the Bundesliga with a record of 5-8-4 (W-L-T) this season. Hertha finished in 11th place last season.

Following this visit to Florida, Hertha will resume the Bundesliga season January 19 at home against Bayern Munich.

It's been a tumultuous season so far for Hertha Berlin, with former USA manager Jurgen Klinsmann taking over following the departure of former coach Ante Čović in late November. Klinsmann managed the USA from 2011-2016, including a trip to the Round of 16 at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Dodi Lukebakio and Vedad Ibišević are the club's joint top scorers with five goals each this season.