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Klinsmann reinforces standards after Guatemala win as Gold Cup beckons for USA

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann conveyed his message in simple, stark terms in the wake of the 4-0 victory over Guatemala on Friday. It’s nice to win by a comfortable score line, but the performance needs to improve in order to win the CONCACAF Gold Cup in Philadelphia later this month. “I’m not happy with that performance,” Klinsmann said. “I...
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VIDEO: Timmy Chandler’s Golazo (Yes, Chandler) Gives USMNT 2-0 Lead

Timmy Chandler has been everybody’s favorite punching bag on the US Men’s National Team. He hasn’t been playing too well defensively and led people to wonder what dirt he has on Jurgen Klinsmann. Then, to slightly paraphrase a Dumb and Dumber line, just when it seems as if he couldn’t get any worse, he does something like this and totally redeems himself. Take a bow, Timmy...
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Landon Donovan takes shot at Jurgen Klinsmann

The USWNT advanced to the final of the Women’s World Cup thanks to a 2-0 semifinal win over Germany on Tuesday. After the game, Donovan took to his Twitter account to praise Abby Wambach, while taking a shot a Jurgen Klinsmann in the process. Love the enthusiasm and veteran presence of @AbbyWambach despite not playing...Read More
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Jurgen Klinsmann Goes With Experience for Gold Cup

After months of experimentation with young USMNT players, Jurgen Klinsmann is going with experience for the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup. While Klinsmann still has some youth on the final 23 man roster, there is more experience and veteran players on this team since the 2014 World Cup. Here are the players going to the Gold Cup: Goalkeepers-Brad Guzan, Nick Rimando, William Yarbrough Defenders...
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Learning some things from Jurgen Klinsmann’s final U.S. Gold Cup roster

  Jurgen Klinsmann is very clear about his CONCACAF Gold Cup selections, announced just today. These are the 23 players that provide the best chance for ultimate success as the United States defends its title in the biennial regional tournament (and fights for that spot in the Confederations Cup that the manager wants so badly). Yes, there is an opportunity to change out the roster...
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Klinsmann encouraged by USA comeback ahead of Gold Cup

United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann was thrilled to see his team produce a comeback for the first time since 2013, as the USA stunned Netherlands 4-3 in Amsterdam. Ahead of the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup, which starts in July, Klinsmann argued USA needed to prove its ability to "turn games around", which can be critical in tournament play. Netherlands led 3-1 in front of their home...
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USMNT impresses in first ever win against Netherlands

The United States men’s soccer team has made great strides under manager Jurgen Klinsmann and Friday’s 4-3 win over the Netherlands in Amsterdam was a shining example. The U.S. had been outscored 7-1 in its four previous games against Holland, and it appeared that the Dutch would cruise to another win after dominating possession early on and taking a 1-0 lead with a goal from...
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Jurgen Klinsmann Hails Strengths, Laments Weaknesses Of USA Soccer Players

United States men’s national soccer team coach Jurgen Klinsmann spelled out the strengths and weakness of American players, who are trying to reach the highest levels of the global game. Klinsmann said in an interview with on Sunday U.S. national team players are willing students overall but must improve their tactical understanding of the game in order to compete better...
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

In defense of Jurgen Klinsmann

My one desperate plea to any United States men’s national team supporter who take friendlies to heart: Please don’t. As a follow-up: Really, just don’t. You need to give it a rest. In the wake of another “disappointing” USMNT friendly result—the most recent coming last Tuesday—analysis on the matter has been scorching. Even if it’s been the same old drivel we...
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April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

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