Why We Should All Pull for Borussia Dortmund

The most fun we can all have as German soccer neutrals is to throw our support behind Borussia Dortmund. This decision should not be made lightly, by anyone. There will be stress. There will be clinched buttocks’s. And you better believe there will be Saturday morning joy.

It’s been 2 months without proper, top-level soccer competition. And now that Germany has pulled their shit together faster than any other country with a top-level league, we can have our weekends back. Groggy mornings with warm cups of tea, oh how I have missed you. Give me my blanket, puppy snuggles and footy on the TV. Everything is almost back to normal.

The best way to dive back in is to go full send. I’m done searching TV guides to see where the young Americans are playing. I’m done trying to be a hipster fan and acting like I actually enjoy watching a newly promoted, yet somehow midtable Union Berlin. Give me the excitement — the drama—that I have craved during this soccer dry spell.

Give me Borussia Dortmund.

Let’s not get this twisted. This is not glory hunting. And this isn’t about the young phenom Erling Haaland or future Manchester United winger and Ola Nyman lookalike Jadon Sancho. And no, American fans, this isn’t about Gio Rayna.

Actor Patricia Allison playing Ola Nyman on Netflix’s “Sex Education” or soccer player Jadon Sancho playing Ola Nyman on Netflix’s “Sex Education”?

This is about parity — toppling Goliath, taking down the Evil Empire and ending an era. We should be rooting for Borussia Dortmund to break Bayern Munich’s run of 7-straight Bundesliga championships.

2012 was the last time anyone but Bayern Munich won the league. This was a time before Manchester City won their first of four Premier League titles and before President Barack Obama officially supported gay marriage. Yes, it’s been THAT long.

Sure, Borussia Dortmund was the last league-winners beside Bayern Munich, so this isn’t completely a Cinderella story. It’s simply a movement to bring unpredictability back to soccer, and why not start with a top-level league that’s resumed their season.

The Black and Yellows are 4 points behind Bayern Munich as we look ahead to matchday 27. With 8 matches to go, Dortmund have a balanced schedule with four matches remaining against each of the bottom and top half of the table.

Put May 26 in your calendar now as they welcome Bayern Munich to Signal Iduna Park. The famous Yellow Wall won’t be there, but opportunity to gain ground in the table will be staring them in the face. This match will decide if we’re in store for a memorable title chase. And for the first time since 2012, it could be someone other than Bayern Munich dousing themselves with beer.

This is why all the Bundeliga newcomers, football-starved fans and novice soccer watchers must come together and support Borussia Dortmund.

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