We might need theme music for this soon.
In what is becoming a weekly feature for the Daily Schmankerl, ESPN FC listed out the primary contenders to land United States captain and Borussia Dortmund star Christian Pulisic. Not surprisingly, Bayern Munich was among those teams mentioned.
Why it could work: The impending departure of Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery creates an opening for creative players of Pulisic’s ilk. He could also leverage Bayern’s longstanding interest in signing a prominent American player that could further their growth prospects in the U.S.: the rebuilding process at Sabener Strasse affords a real opportunity to become one of the faces of one of Europe’s most successful sides, with all the financial and sporting opportunities that would entail. Bayern’s more measured attacking game provides a very good fit as well.
And also why it might not work:
Why it wouldn’t work: There’s no guarantee that the aforementioned changes at Bayern won’t extend to the coaching staff by the time Pulisic would swap yellow for red, which makes it difficult for any player to properly evaluate their opportunity for personal development in the near future. In either case, the Bavarians face an uphill battle to remain competitive in Europe as the ancient regime of Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Uli Hoeness looks for successors while the Premier League’s firepower becomes more pronounced. What’s more, a move to England will probably sit better with Pulisic’s personal sponsors.
Ultimately, ESPN FC thinks Chelsea will win the sweepstakes for the American star:
Chelsea look the best fit as things stand, slightly ahead of Liverpool. It’s just as well, too, considering the Blues are considered in pole position, having pushed hardest to secure an agreement with Dortmund.
Auf diesem Wege möchte ich mich bei Nico Tagliafico für den gestrigen Vorfall entschuldigen. Das war keine Absicht. Gute Besserung pic.twitter.com/TsMcOxdlpi— Thomas Müller (@esmuellert_) December 13, 2018
I would like to apologize to Nico Tagliafico for yesterday’s incident. It was unintentional. Get well soon.
Twitter, of course, was there to capture the moment for all its wonder.
Personally, I could not shake this tune from my head this morning...thanks Thomas!
Everybody was kung-fu fighting, those kicks were fast as lightning...In fact it was a little bit frightening, but they fought with expert timing
I don’t want to make accusations, but his bike was swerving a bit and with the seductive pose to start the video...this bear has issues.
There were many nice goals in the Champions League this week, but Leroy Sané’s effort for Manchester City against Hoffenheim was phenomenal.