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Archives: Jurgen Klinsmann

Under fire Jurgen Klinsmann can breathe easier after World Cup qualification draw

Posted on by Matt Lichtenstadter
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How could some of the mounting pressure on Jurgen Klinsmann be relieved without even playing a match? He could have turned a wandering eye to the World Cup qualification draw this morning. In a time when CONCACAF despite all the … Continue reading

Investing in youth and the long-term is a gamble for the USMNT

Posted on by Matt Lichtenstadter
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After one day of letting the US’ loss to Jamaica marinate, very little about it has changed in the grand perspective. But one question has arisen based on what the entirety of Jurgen Klinsmann’s tenure has entailed thus far – … Continue reading

The fact that Klinsmann has been dealt a bad hand is ignored by many in US soccer media

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

As expected, the USA’s 2-1 loss in the CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinals to Jamaica was met by the usual chorus of critiques from some quarters of the American soccer press and reactive US fans. The criticism was quite predictable –“Jürgen … Continue reading

US Soccer should have hired Joachim Löw, not Jurgen Klinsmann

Posted on by Abe Asher
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I’m not surprised that the United States lost to Jamaica in the Gold Cup semifinal on Wednesday night. If you’ve been watching the tournament, you probably weren’t surprised either. Jamaica is a solid team. Thanks to a new coach, the … Continue reading

Jurgen Klinsmann now dealing with first real crisis of his regime; By Steve Davis

Posted on by Steve Davis

After every press conference to introduce a new manager through the years – and I’ve been to a bunch, mostly in soccer, but in other sports also – some fan or supporter, thrilled about the new program savior, would approach … Continue reading

Legitimate questions need to be asked about Jurgen Klinsmann’s decisionmaking

Posted on by Matt Lichtenstadter

The US Men’s National Team loss to Jamaica in the CONCACAF Gold Cup semi-final Wednesday night is a shock to the US Soccer system, and it’s indicative of many tournament specific failures. However the big picture is still a different matter. … Continue reading

Jurgen Klinsmann, Jozy Altidore and theories of dark motives; By Steve Davis

Posted on by Steve Davis

Jurgen Klinsmann doesn’t like MLS players, right? It’s so obvious! (Well, except for all those he took to Brazil last year … way more than Bob Bradley took to South Africa in 2010. But never mind that!) Jurgen Klinsmann plays … Continue reading

Learning some things from Jurgen Klinsmann’s final U.S. Gold Cup roster

Posted on by Steve Davis

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 … Continue reading

Match Preview – USMNT vs. Germany

Posted on by Lawrence Dockery
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Things certainly appear to be looking brighter than they have in months for the USMNT.  With a 4-3 win over the Netherlands (the first ever) the US has now won back-to-back games for the first time since June of 2014.  … Continue reading

Match preview of USA vs. Netherlands

Posted on by Lawrence Dockery

Preparation for this summer’s Gold Cup is ramping up for the USMNT. Jurgen Klinsmann has said that the US will not get better unless they play the top teams in the world. The next two friendlies are certainly against two … Continue reading

Jurgen Klinsmann’s interesting inclusions and omissions in USMNT roster; By Steve Davis

Posted on by Steve Davis

The key phrases to know as we look at Jurgen Klinsmann’s latest U.S. roster are these: “Upside” and “Up against it.” Check that. Let’s go with “Seriously up against it.” The two friendlies ahead will be “tests” in the truest … Continue reading

Bolton Wanderers center-back Tim Ream deserves more respect from Jurgen Klinsmann

Posted on by Drew Farmer

Tim Ream gets no respect. Overlooked for selection prior to the 2014 World Cup by USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann, Ream has been the backbone to Bolton Wanderers for the past two seasons. In that time, Ream has not only made … Continue reading

What Klinsmann is saying by starting Jordan Morris for US team; By Steve Davis

Posted on by Steve Davis

Everyone loves a boy-done-good story. Who could watch Jordan Morris’ raw emotion as the Stanford man banged in a rock-solid finish last week against his national team’s most rival-y rival and not feel proud for him? Are you kidding me? … Continue reading

Klinsmann’s ‘tinkering’ finally delivers benefits to silence critics; By Simon Evans

Posted on by Simon Evans

It is far too soon to be declaring Jordan Morris the future of the United States national team attack, but his goal and performance against Mexico on Wednesday showed once again that coach Jurgen Klinsmann has an eye for talent … Continue reading

The 4 questions Jurgen Klinsmann needs to answer about USA team; By Steve Davis

Posted on by Steve Davis

SAN ANTONIO, TX — For all of Jurgen Klinsmann’s unpredictable ways, those player selection standards that tend to weave all over the road, his quirky tactical choices, etc., we do know about one thing for certain about the U.S. head … Continue reading

USA vs. Mexico match preview; the biggest North America rivalry resumes

Posted on by Lawrence Dockery

It’s the biggest international rivalry in North America and one of the biggest in the world. It’s the bald eagle against the golden eagle. It’s USA vs. Mexico. Jurgen Klinsmann announced the US roster on Sunday with 13 MLS players, … Continue reading

USMNT must rectify second half fadeouts

Posted on by Matt Lichtenstadter

Every Nicklas Bendtner joke aside (and there are a cavalcade of them to be made), it’s another game for the United States that has brought up more questions than answers. It’s still early in a World Cup cycle, and the … Continue reading

Klinsmann has changed US philosophy for away friendlies; By Steve Davis

Posted on by Steve Davis

There’s an interesting, subtle change at work within the U.S. National Team’s way of doing things. And we didn’t even need to see the disappointing result (3-2 loss on two more late goals … grrrr!) play out today in Denmark … Continue reading