Don’t mention the cold war

Until this summer, Germany was the only major European football nation that didn’t have a team from its capital city in its top division. But in 2012-13, Hertha Berlin, one of the great under-achievers of German football, won promotion to the Bundesliga as champions of the second tier. But Berlin has another club that is making some noise these days and it’s from Kopenick on the outskirts of town. 1.FC Union, from the old East German League, is riding high in Bundesliga 2 this season and attracting very healthy crowds to his stadium in the forest. Union’s fans, who might … Continue reading Don’t mention the cold war