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Carnegie Science Center will host meet-and-greet with Borussia Dortmund soccer players

Patrick Varine
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Dortmund's Christian Pulisic, up, and Schalke goalkeeper Ralf Faehrmann challenge for the ball during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Borussia Dortmund in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Sunday, April 15, 2018.

Before the European soccer professionals of Borussia Dortmund meet Portuguese club Benfica at Heinz Field, they will meet residents of the Pittsburgh area in a special program at the Carnegie Science Center.

Members of the German soccer team — whose club colors of black and yellow fit right in with the Steel City — will interact with science center visitors July 23 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at the Highmark SportsWorks building.

Players will participate in a clinic showing visitors the physics and science behind soccer, and will also be available for photos and autographs.

Borussia Dortmund were champions of the Bundesliga, the German pro soccer league, in 2011 and 2012, UEFA Champions League finalists in 2013, and German Cup finalists in 2014, ‘15 and ‘16.

Six players from the team participated in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Borussia Dortmund will take on S.L. Benfica July 25 as part of the International Champions Cup at Heinz Field.

Patrick Varine is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Patrick at 724-850-2862, [email protected] or via Twitter @MurrysvilleStar.

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