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SBI Monday Rewind: Bradley lambasts MLS refereeing; Hamburg coach fired after Green’s debut; and more

Julian Green by Hamburg SV

U.S. Men’s National Team recruit Julian Green had arrived in Hamburg SV likely eager to impress manager Mirko Slomka — but now he has to start over with a new coach. Slomka, who gave Green his first appearance for Hamburg on Sunday in a loss to Hannover, was fired on Monday. Hamburg has had a revolving door of managers, though, firing two last season.

Meanwhile, Michael Bradley did not mince words when discussing a controversial disallowed goal for Toronto FC over the weekend. He criticized Major League Soccer for its handling of officiating and called out referee David Gantar harshly, saying, “He’s just not good enough.”

And it remains to be seen if FIFA President Sepp Blatter might lose any support in his re-election campaign, but his first and only opponent to date has stepped forward. Former FIFA executive Jerome Champagne announced Monday his candidacy for 2015. Champagne said he wants to increase FIFA’s transparency.

Here is a rundown of all the stories featured on SBI Monday:

Report: Hamburg manager fired two days after Julian Green’s debut

Bradley blasts referee following controversial disallowed goal

MLS Ticker: Espindola’s red card appeal denied; Pogatetz convinced by Berhalter; and more

Monday Evening Ticker: Champagne announces FIFA candidacy, Peru lines up friendly in USA; and more

SBI MLS Player of the Week: Blas Perez

SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: Pedro Ribeiro

SBI MLS Team of the Week: Seattle Sounders

USL Pro Playoff Rewind: Islanders shock Orlando City

NASL Week 11: A Look Back

College Weekend Rewind: Penn State edges Indiana, Georgetown ties UC Irvine, and More

Sunday European Rewind: Manchester United rout QPR; AC Milan win thriller over Parma; and more

Liga MX Round 8: A Look Back

Must-See Goal: Jeremy Menez

Monday Kickoff: Costa Rica wins Copa Centroamericano; Bayern struggling with injuries; and more


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