November 21, 2016

Jurgen Klinsmann Out as U.S. Men's Soccer Coach: The losses to Mexico and Costa Rica to start this round of World Cup qualifying have led to Jurgen Klinsmann's ouster as the U.S. Men's National Team coach. Talks are rumored about Bruce Arena leaving the L.A. Galaxy to take over the team again.

posted by Etrigan to soccer at 04:07 PM - 5 comments

I hope we don't go back to Arena. I'd rather see either of the other two rumored candidates, Peter Vermes or Tab Ramos.

This is the right time to boot Klinsmann, or maybe a bit late given the US performance at last year's Gold Cup.

posted by billsaysthis at 05:17 PM on November 21, 2016

I was hoping to see one more Klinsmann World Cup. The last two results were pretty foreboding, though.

posted by rcade at 05:50 PM on November 21, 2016

Job for him in the NFL. PK's can kick the ball into the next county but can't place it between the pipes to save their lives. Untold number of missed PAT's yesterday.

posted by beaverboard at 07:19 PM on November 21, 2016

Will firing the coach resolve the real issue which is having less talent than the opposition? I think the answer lies in moving a high caliber coach into the development program.

posted by cixelsyd at 10:48 AM on November 22, 2016

That was fast.

I don't know enough about soccer coaches to have a strong opinion of one versus another. The Klinsmann USMNT expanded on the Bradley era with more goals overall and some great results that went along with some head-scratching results. The thing that stands out to me about the Arena era is a very defensive style and a lot of 0-0 and 1-0 matches. Was that his style or just the players that were available at the time? I guess we'll see...

posted by bender at 02:17 PM on November 22, 2016

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