33 playing staff, along with Dortmund coaches, management and backroom staff have departed for Manchester ahead of the club’s seven-match pre-season tour of Britain. The senior squad play four of those matches – at Doncaster, Newcastle , Eastleigh, and Rangers – with the U23s having a friendly against Accrington Stanley, before facing Chelsea and Tottenham’s reserve sides.
Two of the senior squad have missed the trip – goalkeeper Mitchell Langerak is away with the Australian national squad ahead of the East Asian Cup in South Korea, and Marco Reus is remaining at the club as he recovers from a mild hamstring injury.
Fixtures - BVB British Tour 14 July: Accrington Stanley v. Dortmund U23s 16 July: Doncaster Rovers v. Borussia Dortmund 20 July: Newcastle United v. Borussia Dortmund 21 July: Chelsea Reserves v. Dortmund U23s 24 July: Eastleigh v. Borussia Dortmund 28 July: Tottenham Hotspur Reserves v. Dortmund U23s 29 July: Rangers v. Borussia Dortmund
During this period, Dortmund’s Under-19 squad play two friendlies back in Germany. Firstly, on Saturday 20 July at Energie Cottbus, then the following week they travel to Mainz.
Loan Player Report:
A club scout watched Nico Knystock make his debut for Wormatia Worms last night, where he’s on loan until the end of the season. He came off the bench after 65 minutes and did nearly everything that was asked of the young right-back: completing 7 of 9 attempted passes, and winning 3 of 4 tackles made, earning a match rating of 6.5. Wormatia lost 0-2 to Bundesliga-side Mainz.
CONCACAF Gold Cup:
- Group B: Mexico 1-1 United States
- Group B: St Vincent 1-4 Canada (qualified)