Will Bayern Munich wake from Bundesliga slumber to challenge Dortmund for title?
Bayern Munich great Bastian Schweinsteiger throws his support behind Niko Kovac and tells ESPN FC they can get back to the Champions League final this season. ESPN FC's Raphael Honigstein asks Christian Pulisic how Borussia Dortmund made him the player that he is and what he hopes to achieve in the final half of the season. Where were we? Ah, the Bundesliga ... 26 days after playing its last game of 2018, Germany's top flight has re-emerged from hibernation just in time for the most inclement weather of the year. Winter is not going anywhere yet.Since a ball was last kicked in anger, the headlines have been dominated by Franck Ribery eating a golden steak in Dubai and the fallout of him posting an abusive message to his critics. Which is another way of saying that nothing's really happened. People have had to tune... RB Leipzig's Adams eyes 'dream' Bundesliga debut vs. Pulisic and Dortmund
Raphael Honigstein takes a trip to Marbella in southern Spain to meet Christian Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund on their warm weather training camp. RB Leipzig midfielder Tyler Adams is hoping for a dream debut against his fellow United States international Christian Pulisic as the club host Borussia Dortmund when the Bundesliga resumes after its winter break this weekend.Adams, 19, is the latest United States youngster to try and make his mark in Germany, having joined RB Leipzig from New York Red Bulls this winter, and is hoping to follow in the footsteps of the likes of Pulisic, Schalke's Weston McKennie and Bremen attacker Josh Sargent."It... Borussia Dortmund stopped spending and started scouting. Now they're top of the Bundesliga
MARBELLA, Spain -- Like all meaningful change, it started with an admission. The year was 2008, and Borussia Dortmund, winners of the 1997 Champions League, 2002 German champions and 2002 runners-up in the UEFA Cup, realised they could no longer cut it at the sharp end of the Bundesliga table."People saw us as a Champions League club, and we felt like one. But we didn't actually deliver on the pitch anymore," BVB sporting director Michael Zorc recalls.Sixth, seventh, seventh, ninth, 13th....
Dortmund's Julian Weigl is PSG's transfer window priority - sources
PSG's Thomas Meunier believes the 2022 World Cup in Qatar would benefit from having stadiums close together for a better atmosphere after visiting the Al Wakrah Stadium. Borussia Dortmund's Julian Weigl is Paris Saint-Germain's top target as they look to sign a defensive midfielder in the January transfer window, sources close to club have told ESPN FC.PSG boss Thomas Tuchel has been vocal about his need for midfield reinforcements since his arrival, but sporting director Antero Henrique failed to deliver in the summer. TransfersHow a transfer worksWith help from former Tottenham and Liverpool director of football Damien Comolli, we show you a step-by-step guide to a transfer.What's a medical like?Can a 44-year-old man cut it in the Premier League? Our writer suffers -- and suffers some more -- through a medical at Everton.Watch live games, ESPN FC TV and MLS Rewind on ESPN+ in the U.S.LIVE: Latest from Transfer TalkFC Exclusives- Chelsea close on Higuain loan- PSG make Weigl top target- Barca's Malcom available for €41m- Rossi rules out MLS, eyes Europe- Man United to wait for KoulibalyAccording to one of the sources, PSG bosses have recognised Tuchel's need for a No. 6 to partner Marco Verratti and ease the pressure on... Borussia Dortmund set to sign Boca Juniors teenager Leonardo Balerdi
Borussia Dortmund are set to sign 19-year-old Boca Juniors defender Leonardo Balerdi, the Argentine club's chairman said on Friday.Daniel Angelici told a Buenos Aires radio station that Balerdi would fly to Germany on Monday and, subject to a medical, sign what sources inside the club told Reuters was a five-year deal for a fee of €16 million.Balerdi has played only five games for the Argentine giants, but is one of the most highly rated young players at the club.Usually a central defender,... Borussia Dortmund's winter camp is as relaxed as ever, but they're firmly focused on winning the Bundesliga
MARBELLA, Spain -- The team hotel is still the same, a V-shaped block of glass and white stone that wouldn't look out of place on the Las Vegas strip, overlooking the same glistening sea just beyond the palm-tree-lined promenade. Borussia Dortmund have returned to this pleasing spot on the "Golden Mile" of Spain's Costa del Sol for the third consecutive year, preparing for the second half of the season under the warm Andalusian sun while half of Germany is buckling under a blanket of snow. But...