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Columbus Crew SC sign goalkeeper Zack Steffen from Freiburg

Zack Steffen has moved to MLS with Crew SC.

Columbus Crew SC completed the signing of U.S. youth international goalkeeper Zack Steffen on Friday.

Steffen, 21, joined German club Freiburg after leaving the University of Maryland in 2014. He played with the club's reserve side last season and had been expected to be their No. 3 goalkeeper this year as Freiburg were promoted to the top flight.

Instead, he will return to the U.S. with Columbus, where he will compete with veteran goalkeeper Steve Clark.

"Zack is a talented goalkeeper with...

 By PA Sport

Christian Streich unhappy with boos during Freiburg's promotion party

Christian Streich celebrates during the victory over Heidenheim.

Freiburg coach Christian Streich said his club could do without the fans who he said ruined their promotion party at the weekend.

Freiburg clinched the 2. Bundesliga title with a 2-0 win over Heidenheim on Sunday, but having already secured their promotion back to the top flight after only one season in the second division a week ago, it was evident that his team was not as committed as they had been in previous matches.

Nevertheless, Streich says that is no reason for some of his club's fans to...

Bundesliga promoted to Bundesliga one year after relegation

Freiburg have returned to the top flight of German football.

Freiburg secured an immediate return to the Bundesliga, one season after relegation to the second division, with a 2-1 win at Paderborn on Friday.

Goals from Mike Frantz and Nils Petersen, both set up by Maximilian Philipp in a three-minute spell just after the break, ensured Freiburg will finish at least second, earning automatic promotion.

With two rounds remaining, Freiburg has 69 points, five more than Leipzig, and 10 more than third-placed Nuremberg, which has a game in hand.

Even if Nuremberg,...

Schalke top Bundesliga's list of fees paid to agents

German champions Bayern Munich were second behind Schalke in fees paid to agents.

BERLIN -- Schalke spent more on fees for players' agents than any other club in Germany over the last two transfer periods, according to figures released on Monday.

Schalke, who are are currently seventh in the Bundesliga, paid agents €16.9 million between March 15, 2015, and March 15, 2016, said the German Football Federation (DFB) and German Football League (DFL), who revealed figures for the first time to comply with new FIFA regulations.

Schalke's fees were more than Bayern Munich's €16.7m,...