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Schalke trials for young U.S. stars Chris Gloster, Zyen Jones - sources

Acting U.S. head coach Dave Sarachan goes into detail about his decision to name another young roster for January camp.
United States' Gyasi Zardes outlines his goals for January camp and what impact he expects the younger players to have on the rest of the team.

United States youngsters Zyen Jones and Chris Gloster have been on trial at Schalke, sources at the Bundesliga club have told ESPN FC.

The sources described 17-year-old attacker Jones, a product of Atlanta United's academy, as "definitely an interesting player."

New York Red Bulls product Gloster, also 17, started at left-back for the U.S. at the Under-17 World Cup. Jones has also played for the under-17 team, scoring twice at the CONCACAF U-17 Championship last year.

FIFA rules mean they would...

 By PA Sport

Stoke City complete signing of Augsburg defender Kostas Stafylidis

Kostas Stafylidis has joined Stoke for the rest of the season.

Stoke City have signed Greece left-back Kostas Stafylidis on loan from Augsburg for the rest of the season.

Stafylidis, 24, becomes the second new addition to Stoke's squad of this window -- right-back Moritz Bauer has already joined on a permanent deal from Rubin Kazan -- and the first since Paul Lambert's appointment as manager on Monday.

Stoke chief executive Tony Scholes told the club's official website: "Having played in Germany himself, Paul Lambert is a keen observer of the Bundesliga and...

Aubameyang left out of Dortmund squad amid links to Arsenal

Peter Stoger insists Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is still welcome at Borussia Dortmund despite his most recent suspension.
Ale Moreno breaks down the latest rumours surrounding Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Emre Can, Andrea Belotti and more in Rumour Rater.
After Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's latest disciplinary issue at Dortmund, the FC crew examine the possibility of him moving to Arsenal.
With no offer yet from Arsenal for Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, ESPN FC's Raf Honigstein explains why a January move is a waiting game.
Peter Stoger explains Borussia Dortmund's decision to punish Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for his actions ahead of the club's draw with Wolfsburg.

Borussia Dortmund have left Arsenal target Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang out of their squad to face Hertha Berlin on Friday, with the club's sporting director saying the striker is "not fully focused" after also hitting out at the advances of Gunners boss Arsene Wenger.

Amid widespread reports that Aubameyang is nearing a move the Arsenal, Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc revealed on Thursday that the player would not travel to Berlin.

"He will train in Dortmund," Zorc said. He added on the club's...

Arjen Robben relaxed over Bayern Munich future as contract runs down

The FC crew praise Bayern Munich's Bundesliga dominance, but cast doubt on their ability to win the Champions League, despite favourable odds.
David Alaba says Bayern Munich are focused on preparing for the second half of the season as the possibility of a treble looms.

Arjen Robben has said he would like clarity over his Bayern Munich future but remains calm about whatever decision is made.

Robben, 33, is in the final few months of his deal at the Allianz Arena, having made 272 appearances for Bayern in all competitions and scored 131 goals since arriving from Real Madrid in 2009.

The Netherlands international has won one Champions League trophy, six Bundesliga titles and four DFB Pokals during his time in Munich.

With the clock ticking on his career, his future...

Peter Stoger hopes Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will stay with Dortmund

With no offer yet from Arsenal for Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, ESPN FC's Raf Honigstein explains why a January move is a waiting game.
After Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's latest disciplinary issue at Dortmund, the FC crew examine the possibility of him moving to Arsenal.
Peter Stoger explains Borussia Dortmund's decision to punish Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for his actions ahead of the club's draw with Wolfsburg.

Borussia Dortmund coach Peter Stoger has said he assumes Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will remain at the club this month despite speculation linking him with a move to Arsenal.

Sources told ESPN FC on Tuesday that Arsenal had held talks with Dortmund about the transfer of Aubameyang but, talking to Sport Bild, Stoger said "I'd like to think that" when asked if he thought the striker would remain at the club.

Stoger also said "a lack of understanding" was behind Aubameyang's suspension from the squad...