U.S. international Julian Green was demoted to Hamburg's reserve side after refusing to join second-tier club 1860 Munich during the winter transfer period, reports Die Zeit.
Green, 19, left Bayern Munich following the 2014 World Cup to gain experience on loan at Hamburg. But when the club's coach Mirko Slomka got fired after the youngster's first game at HSV, the USMNT international failed to win more than a handful of minutes under the new boss Josef Zinnbauer.
Hamburg sporting director Peter...
U.S. and Puebla forward Herculez Gomez blasted Club America's Ventura Alvarado for not having a sense of nationalism and said the 22-year-old should keep his indecision to himself about playing for either Mexico or the United States rather than involve the media.
"He should decide before he speaks," Gomez told ESPN.com.mx via telephone on Tuesday night. "With all due respect, neither the United States nor Mexico teams want to hear this from him. Both sets of fans want commitment.
"If he feels...
Former U.S. national team coach Bob Bradley is in the running to become Aston Villa's director of football, sources have told ESPNFC.
Villa are searching for a director of football to help manager Tim Sherwood in a new-look management set-up at Villa Park.
Villa owner Randy Lerner and chief executive Tom Fox see the creation of a director of football role to work alongside the manager as part of the long-term vision to help the club try and recapture former glories.
Lerner and Fox are thought to...
United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann is keeping a close eye on the national team player pool ahead of upcoming friendlies at Denmark on March 25 and in Switzerland six days later.
And after this weekend, Klinsmann must like what he sees, as a number of regulars (plus a few intriguing prospects) are making notable contributions to their club teams.
The competition was fierce this time around; two of this season's success stories -- John Brooks and Timmy Chandler -- continue their steady play...