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
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
Bradley blasts referee following controversial disallowed goal
OTHER AMERICAN SOCCER
USL Pro Playoff Rewind: Islanders shock Orlando City