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11:18 AM ET 04.18 | Laurent Blanc has opened the door to Chelsea after revealing he would turn his back on France if he received an "exceptional offer." The France manager is out of contract after Euro 2012, and admits he could be tempted by a move to the Premier League, providing the offer is right. "It's always gratifying when big clubs are interested in you," Blanc asid to Le Parisien. "I can sign elsewhere, before or during the Euros ... My intention is to carry on with the France team, but the fact remains, I have not extended my contract. If I get an exceptional offer, I could very well decide to leave for that club."

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April 18, 2012  11:26 AM ET

Bayern

April 18, 2012  11:39 AM ET

Let's wait a week to see how he feels after Barcelona brings Chelsea back down to earth.

April 18, 2012  11:50 AM ET

I would see how Di Matteo finishes the season before looking for a manager. If he wins the FA and puts on a good show against Barca why not let him keep the job. He seems to have the support of the players.

April 18, 2012  11:55 AM ET

Has his track record with the French national team even warranted a phone call from Chelsea?

April 18, 2012  12:07 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Has his track record with the French national team even warranted a phone call from Chelsea?

Wasn't he still coach at Bordeaux when they dropped off sharply as well?

April 18, 2012  12:08 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I would see how Di Matteo finishes the season before looking for a manager. If he wins the FA and puts on a good show against Barca why not let him keep the job. He seems to have the support of the players.

Agreed. He seems to be doing a good job. The fact that he isn't an "attractive name" shouldn't exclude him from the job.

April 18, 2012  12:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Bayern

Talk to me Bayern - I have your game DVR'd. Following online just isn't the same, but I'm looking forward to some Optimator and Bayern/Real tonight. Your thoughts? What's up with Muller not starting? (Is he out of form/out of favor?)

April 18, 2012  12:10 PM ET

http://msn.foxsports.com/foxsoccer/usa/story/soccer-changes-national-team- uniform-design-jerseys-041712


Hoops! Hell, yes. Me gusta.

April 18, 2012  12:11 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Hoops! Hell, yes. Me gusta.

Though keeping the diagonal sash with the hoops is suboptimal. Just the hoops, please.

April 18, 2012  12:14 PM ET

http://espn.go.com/college-sports/story/_/id/7825454/aggieland-outfitters- botches-t-shirt-sec-teams


Typical Aggies.

April 18, 2012  12:17 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

http://msn.foxsports.com/foxsoccer/usa/story/soccer-changes-national-team- uniform-design-jerseys-041712Hoops! Hell, yes. Me gusta.

I think most people here (back when there were people) gave the thumbs down. Too Where's Waldoish.

Though I agree on the sash. Why have it if you can barely see it anyways?

April 18, 2012  12:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Talk to me Bayern - I have your game DVR'd. Following online just isn't the same, but I'm looking forward to some Optimator and Bayern/Real tonight. Your thoughts? What's up with Muller not starting? (Is he out of form/out of favor?)

The problem is Kroos is too good right now. He is in great form and running the midfield. The potential long term solution would be to drop Kroos into defensive midfield alongside Schweinsteiger. Gustavo is a pile of **** anyway as a starter. Then you could have Robben, Ribery and Mueller in front of Kroos and Schweinsteiger. Muller has not bee amazing recently, but he hasn't been that bad either. Kroos is just better right now.

April 18, 2012  12:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

http://msn.foxsports.com/foxsoccer/usa/story/soccer-changes-national-team- uniform-design-jerseys-041712Hoops! Hell, yes. Me gusta.

All the old guard fannation members other than RHuss pretty much hate them.

April 18, 2012  12:35 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Talk to me Bayern - I have your game DVR'd. Following online just isn't the same, but I'm looking forward to some Optimator and Bayern/Real tonight. Your thoughts? What's up with Muller not starting? (Is he out of form/out of favor?)

Good game, Bayern deserved the win. I like our chances in Madrid. We score twice, we go through. We score once we have a good shot. We don't score, goodnight.

April 18, 2012  12:41 PM ET
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All the old guard fannation members other than RHuss pretty much hate them.

I always knew that RHuss was a smart guy.....

April 18, 2012  12:45 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

The problem is Kroos is too good right now. He is in great form and running the midfield. The potential long term solution would be to drop Kroos into defensive midfield alongside Schweinsteiger. Gustavo is a pile of **** anyway as a starter. Then you could have Robben, Ribery and Mueller in front of Kroos and Schweinsteiger. Muller has not bee amazing recently, but he hasn't been that bad either. Kroos is just better right now.

Thanks for the info.
Gotta admit, the way Dortmund and Bayern both play (along with the fact that now half the USMNT is German) has hightened my interest in the Bundesliga. Not to worry though - I like how Dortmund play, but I could never cheer for a team with Black/Yellow unis. Just not a good look in any sport.
I'd love to see Bayern/Barca in the final.

April 18, 2012  12:51 PM ET
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I like how Dortmund play, but I could never cheer for a team with Black/Yellow unis. Just not a good look in any sport.I'd love to see Bayern/Barca in the final.

I hear that!! That's why I'm glad The Crew have Yellow/Black unis... much better that way.

April 18, 2012  12:55 PM ET
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I hear that!! That's why I'm glad The Crew have Yellow/Black unis... much better that way.

+1

April 18, 2012  01:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Let's wait a week to see how he feels after Barcelona brings Chelsea back down to earth.

No comment on Santos/Monterrey?

 
April 18, 2012  01:28 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

No comment on Santos/Monterrey?

Monterrey is going to destroy Santos as badly as Barca is going to destroy Chelsea.

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