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By SI Wire
July 23, 2014

TSG 1899 Hoffenheim

1899 Hoffenheim finished ninth in Bundesliga last season. Their leading scorer was Roberto Firmino, who netted 16 goals over the course of the campaign. Hoffenheim had three other players, Anthony Modeste, Kevin Volland and Sejad Salihovic, also score in double digits. All four of the team's leading scorers return this season. 

This summer, the team officially bid farewell to United States international defender Fabian Johnson, who moved to Borussia Monchengladbach. Former teammate and fellow American Joseph-Claude Gyau also left the club for Borussia Dortmund shortly after making his Hoffenheim debut. One move that will boost Hoffenheim's defense is the addition of Bosnia and Herzegovina international Ermin Bičakčić. Japanese left back Kim Jin-Su, 22, will also make his Bundesliga debut this year for Hoffenheim. 

Bundesliga Fixtures 2014/15:

08/23/14: FC Augsburg (H)

08/30/14: Werder Bremen (A)

09/13/14: VfL Wolfsburg (H)

09/20/14: VfB Stuttgart (A)

09/24/14: SC Freiburg (H)

09/27/14: 1. FSV Mainz 05 (A)

10/04/14: FC Schalke 04 (H)

10/18/14: Hamburger SV (A)

10/25/14: SC Paderborn 07 (H)

11/01/14: Borussia Monchengladbach (A)

11/08/14: 1. FC Köln (H)

11/22/14: FC Bayern Munich (A)

11/29/14: Hannover 96 (H)

12/06/14: Borussia Dortmund (A)

12/13/14: Eintracht Frankfurt (H)

12/17/14: Bayer 04 Leverkusen (H)

12/20/14: Hertha BSC Berlin (A)

01/31/15: FC Augsburg (A)

02/04/15: Werder Bremen (H)

02/07/15: VfL Wolfsburg (A)

02/14/15: VfB Stuttgart (H)

02/21/15: SC Freiburg (A)

02/28/15: 1. FSV Mainz 05 (H)

03/07/15: FC Schalke 04 (A)

03/14/15: Hamburger SV (H)

03/21/15: SC Paderborn 07 (A)

04/04/15: Borussia Monchengladbach (H)

04/11/15: 1. FC Köln (A)

04/18/15: FC Bayern Munich (H)

04/25/15: Hannover 96 (A)

05/02/15: Borussia Dortmund (H)

05/09/15: Eintracht Frankfurt (A)

05/16/15: Bayer 04 Leverkusen (A)

05/23/15: Hertha BSC Berlin (H)

Note: Bundesliga does not confirm fixture dates until a few weeks prior to matches.

​- Josh Sanchez

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