Previous
Atlanta United FC
New York City FC
3
1
FT
Game Details
FC Dallas
Houston Dynamo
0
0
FT
Game Details
Guadalajara
U.A.N.L
2
1
FT
Leg 2Aggregate: 4 - 3
Game Details
Cagliari
AC Milan
2
1
FT
Game Details
AS Roma
Genoa
3
2
FT
Game Details
Sampdoria
Napoli
2
4
FT
Game Details
Internazionale
Udinese
5
2
FT
Game Details
Next
GuadalajaraGuadalajara
U.A.N.LU.A.N.L
2
1
FT
Leg 2Aggregate: 4 - 3
Game Details
LorientLorient
TroyesTroyes
0
0
FT
Leg 2Aggregate: 1 - 2
Game Details

Aaron Mooy shows Aussies how it's done

ESPN FC United
Read
By ESPN Staff

Bruce sceptical over National Football Centre

Wigan Athletic manager Steve Bruce has cast his doubts over the value of the proposed National Football Centre at Burton.

The Football Association board are meeting on Thursday to discuss whether to press ahead with the project on a 350-acre site which was purchased in Burton-upon-Trent six years ago.

But Bruce believes the whole issue of youth development needs to be re-addressed with the current system failing to bring through top-quality English players.

He said: 'Anything that will help (would be welcome) but we have said all about these facilities and academies for the last 10-15 years and unfortunately I can't see enough English players being produced.

'I think there are fundamental flaws in the whole system at the moment.

'We have had academies in this country for years and are we really producing the players these academies are costing?'

Bruce added: 'I do think it's a social scenario we have as well. When do you ever see kids kicking a football? You don't.

'Unfortunately we are sadly lagging behind. Whether a facility will help improve that I'm not so sure.'