Tag Archives: Jurgen Klinsmann

The Americanization of Stoke City is Bad for the U.S. National Team

Posted on by Robert Hay

On Sunday, Geoff Cameron was named man-of-the-match in his first game for his new team, Stoke City.  After weeks of waiting and paperwork, Cameron was finally able to take the pitch after a transfer that continued the gradual march of … Continue reading

MLS Preview ’12 – DC United

Posted on by Robert Hay

Team: D.C. United Coach: Ben Olsen Last Season: 9-13-12, 7th Eastern Conference, 13th Overall Hashtag: #DCU There is a sense of anticipation around the DC United fan base this season, a sense of anticipation that fans have not had for a few years. … Continue reading

Twelve U.S. Soccer Predictions for 2012

Posted on by Robert Hay

This past season in U.S. soccer was certainly an interesting one.  In MLS, two new teams were promoted and the soccer world fell in love with them and their passionate fans.  Coaches were hired and fired, players finally fulfilled their … Continue reading

My Free Advice to Jurgen Klinsmann

Posted on by Robert Hay

As the U.S. men’s national team struggled through yet another 1-0 loss in an international friendly, Twitter was afire with criticisms of the team and the new boss.  The most damning criticism might have been this: that the team played … Continue reading

Klinsmann Reveals Concerns About Short MLS Seasons

Posted on by Earl Reed

While I realize that the above graphic may be a bit misleading (MLS has already stated their 2012 season will begin in early March), February start dates for the league may not be far off. In a surprisingly candid statement … Continue reading

Stuart Holden Gone for Six Months

Posted on by Robert Hay

Bad news struck an all-around good guy today in a way that, in another situation, would have seemed almost comical.  Bolton and U.S. national team midfielder Stuart Holden is out for six months, according to his club.  The initial reports … Continue reading

It’s Klinsmann – Is He the Right Choice?

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The U.S. Soccer Federation confirmed today what many had expected – Jürgen Klinsmann will be the next manager of the men’s national team. After reportedly twice trying to hire the German for the job in the past five years, Sunil … Continue reading

MLS ’11 Preview – Is Toronto the League’s Worst Team?

Posted on by Robert Hay

Team: Toronto FC Coach: Aron Winter Last Year’s Finish: 9-8-15, 35 points.  Eastern Conference: 5th Toronto’s offseason can be described in one word – tumultuous.  The team couldn’t win the media cycle because every time it had a positive offseason … Continue reading

Toronto FC Continues Its Befuddling Offseason with De Rosario Controversy

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Toronto FC is the type of club that MLS would love to be successful.  They have a loyal and dedicated fan base, Toronto is a growing soccer market that hosted the 2008 All Star Game, and the team has a … Continue reading

Is Now Avram Grant’s Time to Move to MLS?

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Last year, after Portsmouth fired Avram Grant, the rumor mill began to churn that his next move would be to MLS, specifically New York.  The former Israeli and Chelsea manager seemed like a good fit for an American club, having … Continue reading

Torres: How Does Roy Solve A Problem Like Fernando?

Posted on by Michael Scallon

It is never surprising to hear Sir Alex Ferguson saying something ‘controversial’. Whether it’s emotional, pointless sniping at a beleaguered enemy or an attempt some kind of Jedi Mind Trick deployed to ‘psych out’ Liverpool and their players is up to you. An interesting … Continue reading

Klinsmann Reveals Talks With U.S. Soccer

Posted on by Randy Capps

Remember when we were all trying to figure out what Sunil Gulati was doing in the aftermath of the 2010 World Cup in regards to Bob Bradley and the somewhat-up-in-the-air coaching situation for the U.S. Men’s National team? Apparently, Gulati … Continue reading

Time To Replace Bob Bradley But Who Should Get the USMNT Job?

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Bob Bradley, as coach of the United States men’s national team, has done a heroic effort by taking the country to the final of the Confederations Cup in 2009 and leading the US to an admirable Round of 16 qualification … Continue reading

ESPN Names Jurgen Klinsmann to South Africa 2010 Roster

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ESPN has announced that former German national team manager and Tottenham Hotspur legend Jurgen Klinsmann has been added to ESPN’s roster for its coverage of the 2010 World Cup. Klinsmann will work as a studio analyst for ESPN this summer. … Continue reading

The Bundesliga Rumor Mill

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It has been an interesting week in rumors. First the managers! Hoffenheim will say goodbye to Ralf Rangnick because he wants to spend money this summer. They will then say hello to Jurgen Klinsmann, who is the epitome of frugality. … Continue reading

The Set: 7 Words For Non-German Speakers To Know

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I am going through the process of learning German and while finding the toilet is always nice, it really doesn’t help when it comes to the reason I want to learn the language: Fußball. So here are seven random words … Continue reading

Bayern Ousted as Bayer Join Werder, HSV and Mainz in the Semis

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Finally Dusseldorf has come good for visiting dignitaries Bayer Leverkusen. After a poor run of form in the league at the LTU, the Werkself took apart Bayern Munich 4-2 in their temporary home to gain passage to the final four … Continue reading