Created on 2014-08-06 at 16:00 PM
They're finally here! FC Bayern Munich's World Cup semi-finalists have landed in the US at last. Brazilian defender Dante joined the team early and trained with them Wednesday morning. Now Arjen Robben and Bayern's German World Cup-winning contingent rounded out the squad after landing at the Portland Airport.
Bayern and Germany captain Philipp Lahm, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Thomas Müller, Manuel Neuer, Arjen Robben, Mario Götze and Jerome Boateng all reunited at the airport before heading back to join the rest of the squad. All players are eager to get going again: "Now things really kick off. We have to go full throttle because there's not much time left," commented Lahm.
Their first major test will be against Major League Soccer's All-Star squad on Wednesday evening. The World Cup is over now and the focus shifts to pre-season and the new campaign for Neuer, "I'm still full of hunger and ambition after winning the double and the World Cup."
Bayern take on the MLS All-Stars at Providence Park at 6:30pm PDT