This week is full of cup matches in Europe — lots and lots of cup matches — but if that’s not your thing, start looking ahead to the weekend.
Remember when Jurgen Klinsmann kicked Fabian Johnson out of national team camp this fall? If the intent was to motivate Johnson, his German club, Borussia Monchengladbach, is reaping all the rewards. Johnson scored twice in the league on Saturday and once in the Champions League last Wednesday. That’s five goals in seven games. If you want to see what’s gotten into him, Bayern Munich’s visit to Borussia-Park on Saturday (9:30 a.m. Eastern time, Fox Sports 1) is as good a time as any.
The rest of the European schedule suggests this weekend might be a good one for that project you’ve been putting off. At least until Sunday night, that is. ….