Previous
Japan
England
Fox Sports 1 11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
New York Red Bulls
New York Cosmos
11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Sporting Kansas City
FC Dallas
12:30 AM GMT Jul 2, 2015
Game Details
Real Salt Lake
Portland Timbers
2:00 AM GMT Jul 2, 2015
Game Details
San Jose Earthquakes
LA Galaxy
2:30 AM GMT Jul 2, 2015
Game Details
Mexico
Honduras
1:30 AM GMT Jul 2, 2015
Game Details
B36 Torshavn
T.N.S.
1
2
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Huracán
Independiente Rivadavia
9:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Next
By ESPN Staff

Pulis wants 'four or five' in

Stoke manager Tony Pulis is keen to bring in ''four or five'' players this summer in order to keep his squad competitive.

So far only defender Jonathan Woodgate has arrived after being released by Tottenham. But Pulis has been linked with a number of players, not least Woodgate's former team-mates Peter Crouch and Wilson Palacios, Juventus midfielder Mohamed Sissoko and Birmingham's Scott Dann, yet he has not been able to make real headway.

The Potters boss is keen to strengthen his squad to maintain the progress they have made since arriving in the Premier League in 2008, since when they have not finished below 13th.

He also has to factor in the possibility of an extended European campaign ahead, although that will become clearer in the next 10 days when they play Hajduk Split in the Europa League third qualifying round.

''If by the end of August we haven't got four or five players in who can come in to the side and improve us, I will be very disappointed,'' said Pulis. ''It's massively important not to be caught standing still, so we definitely want to be active if we can.

''I think we need to shake things up a little bit for the sake of the team so I will be trying to do that.''

That means some departures are likely from the Britannia Stadium.

''We have fringe players here who need to be playing football games now because they are footballers,'' he said. ''I have had them here for a while now, and whilst they are a fantastic group, they are obviously chomping at the bit to get out there and play games.''

Comments

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.