Landesverband der Donauschwaben USA
We are a National Association of clubs and organizations in the United States of America, united by a common heritage. Our ancestors were ethnic Germans referred to also as The Danube Swabians or (Donauschwaben). They traveled to the USA from countries that are today on the Balkan peninsula, Serbia, Romania, Hungary, Croatia and many others.
Together our memberships practice social, sports, cultural, historic and philanthropic traditions in the interest of our shared cultural heritage and community. Music, song, dancing, soccer and food characterize the individual organizations in cities across the country.
Each year we meet nationally for our Annual Meeting in April, for the National Soccer Tournament in May, and for our National Treffen or festival in September. While our traditions connect us as people, the friendships between clubs, individuals and families perpetuates the bonds of our Verband surely into the future!
2021 Landesverband Soccer Tournament
PRESS RELEASE BY MICHAEL FRICKER
AKRON, OH – On Sunday, May 30, 2021 the United German Hungarians won their 4th US National Donauschwaben Championship in Akron, OH at the German Family Society Park taking home for the second time the Mike Talan Wanderpokal. The club won the Championship Final in Penalty Kicks over Cleveland Concordia. Both teams played to win through the 50 minute regulation 10 minutes of overtime and Keepers on both sides made some stellar saves. The United German Hungarians Major team finished the weekend with a 5-0-1 record. That single tie came against Cleveland Concordia during their first match of the weekend. The Philly side had two goal keepers splitting time in James Brett and Stevie Paul. Together they held tight on a clean sheet the entire weekend. The club first won this tournament in 1990, at the Philadelphia Donauschwaben, and in 2011 and 2018 at their home field in Oakford, PA. This win in Akron marks the first time they took the Championship outside the Philadelphia area. Many fans and players noted a “breaking of the curse” on Sunday.
CLEVELAND, OH – It has been said that our Annual* Landestreffen der Donauschwaben is less of an ethnic dancing festival and more of a national family reunion. Between the dates of September 3, 4, & 5, the Donauschwaben German-American Cultural Center in Olmstead Township, Ohio was host to this reunion. This 2021 carried with it even more of the feeling of reunion than years past. The recent lockdowns relating disease kept us from holding national, regional, land local events. Conversations over the weekend included most often a note of joy at being all back together since 2019 in Kitchener, Ontario, and in best cases began and ended with embraces of family and friends. Article continues, click link above.