Bayern eyeing even brighter future by signing Fiete Arp
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich is trying to ensure its future looks even brighter by capturing another rising star.
Bayern has completed the deal it agreed on last offseason by signing 19-year-old Fiete Arp, the Bild newspaper reports. It just remains to be seen whether Arp joins Bayern after this season or in 2020, when his contract with Hamburger SV expires.
Bayern Munich wants to sign Hudson-Odoi from Chelsea
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich wants to sign English winger Callum Hudson-Odoi from Chelsea.
Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic says "he's a very interesting player that we really want to sign. He has qualities that fit with our game. He's strong in dribbling with the ball, full of tricks, is drawn to goal and a young player, who has huge potential. Hudson-Odoi is a player who would suit us."
Salihamidzic was speaking Wednesday at the team's winter training camp in Doha, Qatar.
Bayern signs France defender Benjamin Pavard for next season
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich has signed France defender Benjamin Pavard from Bundesliga rival Stuttgart for next season.
The Bavarian team says the 22-year-old Pavard, who played six games at right back to help France win the World Cup, will join on July 1.
Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic says Pavard has singed "a five-year contract. He's a young player and a world champion. We're very glad and proud to have gained such a player for FC Bayern."
Gladbach reclaims 2nd place from Bayern in Bundesliga
BERLIN (AP) — Borussia Moenchengladbach left it late before beating Stuttgart 3-0 to reclaim second place in the Bundesliga on Sunday, with the visitors ending the game with nine men.
Florian Neuhaus set up Raffael for Gladbach's opener in the 69th minute, and then scored himself eight minutes later.
ZURICH (AP) — Benjamin Pavard has beaten Juan Quintero into second place in a fans' online vote to pick the best goal of the World Cup.
France defender Pavard's spinning right-foot shot against Argentina in the round of 16 came top out of 18 candidates for the award.
More than three million votes were logged on FIFA's website, soccer's world governing body said Wednesday.
Julian Green, Zack Steffen and a young U.S. soccer team showed what might have been — and what could be in 4½ years.
Green scored in the 44th minute, Steffen made seven saves and the Americans held on against tremendous pressure to tie World Cup-bound France 1-1 Saturday night at Lyon.
Benjamin who? Pavard is surprise inclusion in France squad
PARIS (AP) — Benjamin Pavard was on a lunch break last week after a German language class when his future took an unexpected turn for the better.
The 21-year-old Stuttgart defender's cell phone kept ringing and ringing. Pavard then noticed his parents had tried to reach out to him several times.