Tottenham Hotspur
LIVE 31'
Game Details
Leicester City
Swansea City
2:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Hull City
Manchester United
4:30 PM UTC
Game Details
Borussia Dortmund
1:30 PM UTC
Game Details
Real Madrid
Celta Vigo
6:15 PM UTC
Game Details
Atletico Madrid
8:15 PM UTC
Game Details
DC United
Chicago Fire
11:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Philadelphia Union
Sporting Kansas City
11:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Columbus Crew SC
San Jose Earthquakes
11:30 PM UTC
Game Details
Toronto FC
Montreal Impact
11:30 PM UTC
Game Details
Houston Dynamo
FC Dallas
1:00 AM UTC Aug 28, 2016
Game Details
LA Galaxy
Vancouver Whitecaps
2:30 AM UTC Aug 28, 2016
Game Details

Donnarumma receives first Italy call-up

Real Salt LakeReal Salt Lake
Colorado RapidsColorado Rapids
Game Details
By ESPN Staff

Rost feels players are not allowed to express opinions

Hamburg goalkeeper Frank Rost feels footballers are being given even less freedom of speech after two high-profile Germany internationals were recently punished for speaking out against their clubs.

The former Schalke goalkeeper told the Welt am Sonntag newspaper that "not even constructive criticism" is tolerated within Bundesliga clubs, who are beginning to gag their players after several examples of undesired outspokenness.

Bayern Munich defender Philipp Lahm was recently given a club record fine for remarks he made in a newspaper interview while Jens Lehmann of Stuttgart was also made to pay for comments he made in a live television interview.

Both players were reprimanded by their clubs and told to air their views internally, but Rost says that even that is no longer possible.

"Anybody who says something critical is regarded as an moaner or an unsettling influence," he said. "Clubs claim that you can speak your mind internally, but that is not right either.

"If I player says his opinion externally, he has to pay for it. If they say it internally, they don't always get thanked for it. Nowadays, you have got to pay attention to what you say to anybody."


Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.