"They're the best team in the league, and proved it today," said Shandong coach Luka Sjekloca.
"We are really pleased with the process over the last month and are proud that our league's policies are in line with our own when it comes to diversity in hiring," said Thelwell. "We met and spent time with several great candidates of diverse backgrounds and experiences. The quality of the candidate pool further solidified our confidence in Gerhard as a top choice to lead our team."
Having to address international obligations set up by UEFA, Loew announced that he would use the unpleasant games to test new faces. Newcomers such as Mahmoud Dahoud (Dortmund), Florian Neuhaus, and Jonas Hofmann (both Moenchengladbach) are likely among the squad to be fielded.
Meanwhile Southampton claimed a routine 2-0 victory at home to West Bromwich Albion, who is still searching for its first win of the campaign.
Struber joins the Red Bulls from English Championship side Barnsley, where he's been since November 2019. The Red Bulls paid an undisclosed fee to Barnsley to release him from his contract.
"I think I played a really good match. I was very aggressive. I knew from last year I had to change something, so I really wanted to be better than last year and definitely, I was today," said the world No. 2.
"It was a very strong and tough defense. They played with a lot of contacts, and it was not easy to score, with a lot of turnovers and missed shots," he commented. Enditem
MADRID, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- FC Barcelona is likely to be without Spain international left back Jordi Alba for a while after he was forced out of Sunday's 1-1 draw at home to Sevilla with a hamstring injury.
"Everyone on the team has to contribute in some way," she noted.
"Despite only one week, she has improved a lot since we met last time. She is very young, but she has got everything on the court. Last time in Strasbourg, she didn't go into the game so quickly and played not so steadily. But this time, I can feel her confidence has boosted after winning two rounds at a Grand Slam," the former world No. 23 added.
Both of the games highlighted Bilbao's problems in midfield and attack, as they failed to trouble two sides that will probably struggle to avoid the drop this season.