A flurry of big moves marked the end of the European summer transfer window on Monday. Radamel Falcao is off to Manchester United. Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez will head to Real Madrid. Danny Welbeck joins Arsenal. And a whole bunch more.
But U.S. Men’s National Team fans will probably be most interested in Julian Green’s loan to Hamburger SV, which became official Monday. For the 19-year-old German-American, the move from Bayern Munich will likely mean more playing time, which should be good for his game development.
Despite rumors and some apparently aggressive offers, Jermain Defoe is not on Monday’s transfer list. Toronto FC rejected some large bids to lure away the Englishman, with there being a disagreement about whether or not Defoe wanted a transfer to happen.
Here is a rundown of all the stories featured on SBI Monday:
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
TFC reject QPR bid for Defoe
U.S. NATIONAL TEAMS
Gall, Martir replace Thompson, Turner for U-20 USMNT training camp
Mid-Day Ticker: Rossi needs knee surgery again; Iniesta out of Spain squad; and more
MINOR LEAGUE SOCCER
USL Pro Week 24: A Look Back