The atmosphere festive, the food delicious: This is how the Schalke US team celebrated Thanksgiving at Schloss Berge. A classic was served – turkey, cranberry sauce, mashed sweet potatoes and apple pie made the hearts of the US boys beat faster. Board members Peter Knäbel, Bodo Menze, ex-professional goalkeeper Holger Gehrke, who is involved in the Mallorca soccer camp, and Diane Scavuzzo from the International Soccer Academy celebrated the American holiday with them. Traditionally, Thanksgiving is celebrated in the family circle at the end of November, which is why some parents had come specially, while others could be connected via Skype. Home leave soon beckons over Christmas, before the ball rolls again in the new year.