Nürnberg full-back Enrico Valentini was forced to play goalkeeper for his side's 6-5 penalty shootout defeat at Kaiserslautern in the DFB Pokal.
Western Sydney Wanderers have signed German defender Patrick Ziegler for the next three A-League seasons.
Brandon Borrello isn't getting his World Cup hopes up after he was snubbed by Socceroos coach Bert van Marwijk for this month's friendlies.
Wednesday's game between Darmstadt and Kaiserslautern was abandoned at half-time after Kaiserslautern coach Jeff Strasser required treatment.
D.C. United have signed Hungary international winger Zoltan Stieber from FC Kaiserslautern, the club announced on Wednesday.
Jamie Maclaren has confirmed he will leave Brisbane Roar and may even end up at the same club as departing teammate Brandon Borrello next season.
Brisbane Roar's attacking stocks have been further decimated with young gun Brandon Borrello set to move to Europe next season.
"At 25, Alexander is a player entering his peak years who has played at a high level over a number of seasons," Vieira said.
Finnish midfielder Alexander Ring is set to complete a move to New York City FC from 2. Bundesliga side Kaiserslautern, reports say.
Germany legend Miroslav Klose has ended his playing career as he prepares to become a coach with the national side.
Marcelo Pletsch has been sentenced to serve nine years and two months in prison after being arrested with 793kg of marijuana, Sport Bild has reported.
Kaiserslautern chairman Thomas Gries has launched a bid to re-sign Miroslav Klose, saying he would be stupid not to try.
Cologne have signed Germany under-21 international Dominique Heintz from second-tier club Kaiserslautern.
Ciro Immobile scored twice as Borussia Dortmund advanced to the quarterfinals of the DFB Pokal with a 2-0 win over third-division Dynamo Dresden on Tuesday.