October 25, 2013 |
Less than a year after taking a self-imposed three-month sabbatical to deal with soccer burnout, the Galaxy's Landon Donovan may find himself working overtime if he hopes to secure a key spot on the U.S. team for next summer's World Cup. National team coach Juergen Klinsmann said this week that players who compete in Major League Soccer need to stay active in the MLS off-season, which begins after December's MLS Cup final. And he's urging the likes of Donovan, Seattle's Clint Dempsey and Sporting Kansas City's Graham Zusi to play on loan in Europe during their vacation.
August 1, 2011 |
New U.S. soccer Coach Juergen Klinsmann thinks his mix of international experience and American knowledge will allow him to improve the national team. The former Germany striker and coach, who has lived in the United States for 13 years, was introduced Monday and he spent much of the time talking about how to mold future American stars, not managing current ones. "It all starts down to develop the next Landon Donovan ," Klinsmann said of the U.S. one day becoming a serious contender for World Cup titles.
July 25, 2013 |
ARLINGTON, Texas -- A dominant win in a tournament semifinal is generally enough to make any coach grin. But U.S. national team Coach Juergen Klinsmann grew so incensed in the closing minutes of his team's 3-1 Gold Cup victory over Honduras on Wednesday that Costa Rican referee Walter Quesada sent him off with three minutes to play. Whether Klinsmann will be back on the sidelines for Sunday's final with Panama will be determined by a CONCACAF disciplinary committee, which will review Quesada's post-match report and issue a ruling by Friday.
September 1, 2011 |
His hair is lion-colored, kind of tawny. His gray-blue eyes, ideally, should also have a predatory aspect. They should be focused, intense, prey-seeking. If he had talons instead of feet, it would come as no surprise. That's the way the world remembers Juergen Klinsmann, who in his day was one of international soccer's most feared strikers, a goal scorer extraordinaire for top teams in Germany, Italy, France and England. But 13 years in beachfront California have turned Klinsmann into a more laid-back character.
January 21, 2012 |
Reporting from Glendale, Ariz. -- Hey, America, Juergen Klinsmann has a message for you: You've fallen behind the rest of the world in soccer. Way behind. "Oh, yeah," he says, sighing. "There is still a lot of catching up to do. " And the only way to do that, he says, is to move fast. Really, really fast. So earlier this month Klinsmann opened his first winter camp as coach of the U.S. national team with an eight-day stay at a state-of-the-art training facility in Phoenix, where players had their blood analyzed, their aerobic capacity measured, their strength tested and their eating habits digested — but rarely saw a soccer ball.
November 10, 2012 |
Spend a few minutes with Juergen Klinsmann and it's easy to see why the coach of the U.S. national soccer team has been so successful. His excitement is infectious, his commitment unquestioned and his confidence unshakable. Imagine Pete Carroll, only with a slightly rounder ball. Klinsmann even finds the positives in criticism, something that chafed many of his predecessors. "We all enjoy that because it shows that soccer is growing in the U.S. at a very fast pace," he said this month.