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Daily Schmankerl: Emre Can maybe back to Munich? Kingsley Coman sighting! And Coco needs new gear

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Where have you gone Joe DiMaggio, a nation turns it’s lonely eyes to you. It’s not quite 56 in a row, but we are up to five! We’re streaking! We’re streaking!

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Emre Can is reportedly choosing between Bayern and Juventus (Sky Sports)

Liverpool midfielder Emre Can is allegedly seeking a new home and has narrowed his choices to Bayern Munich and Serie A stalwart, Juventus. He was conspicuously missing from photos for Liverpool’s new kit launch, suggesting his time there may soon end.

A move for Can would be interesting to say the least. But with a log jam in Bayern’s midfield, it is tough to see why Die Roten would want to add to an already stacked position that includes Arturo Vidal, Thiago Alcantara, Javi Martinez, Sebastian Rudy, and Tolisso. That does not even include incoming phenom Leon Goretzka, who will join Bayern this summer. While many expect at least one of that group to leave, it it possible that two or even three of that core group of midfielders are wearing kits elsewhere next season?

Lothar Matthäus can’t stop Zach Ertz (@ZERTZ_86 - Twitter)

Only a real cynic would suggest that we only included this tweet about Bayern Munich legend Lothar Matthäus’ fun time in Philly just so we could use a pic of USWNT player Julie (Johnston) Ertz. In reality, we just really admired how her husband, Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz, expertly placed this PK.

Pretty sure that the Stanford product learned that strategy from studying the tape on PK extraordinaire Robert Lewandowski.

Kingsley Coman drops hint on return (king_coman - Instagram)

See you soon

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Hopefully this is a sign of good things to come for the lethal left winger, Kingsley Coman. Coman’s ankle injury has been the subject of quite a bit of anxiety around these parts, so we’ll keep our fingers crossed that this Instagram post means he will be back soon!

Tolisso needs to use extra protection (Bild)

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Bayern Munich midfielder Corentin Tolisso is battling a shin injury and has reportedly decided to change his gear to provide a little more protection in an effort to avoid future injuries according Jupp Heynckes.

Coco must wear longer shin guards made of carbon. For players, they are just an appendage because they allegedly obstruct. In his case, they are fundamental. We had a long conversation. Now Coco is convinced too!

Put him in ice hockey goaltender equipment at this point; NO MORE INJURIES!

Pierre-Emile Højbjerg: ‘Bayern is the school of forming a champion’ (The Guardian)

Højbjerg may have never reached the greatness that he once appeared to have within his grasp, but the Danish midfielder, who now toils for Southampton, credits Bayern as an excellent environment to develop within.

When I came up—I was this 17-year-old boy—the second-team coach pulled a bit on the string, the ball moved higher and I missed the header. He was saying: “Come on!” I went again and he pulled the string again. But it always made me jump. They were constantly pushing me. Bayern was the school of forming a champion.

Bayern’s focus on developing youth has been called into question of late, but just maybe that will change in thew coming years. Maybe? Hopefully?

Thomas Müller was born to .gif (@FCBayernUS)

Seriously, Müller’s quality .gif per capita is off the charts. There is no athlete, and I am mean no one, who can make himself more .gif-worthy at any given time than Müller.