Klinsmann Named Head Coach of US Men’s National Team

Klinsmann Named Head Coach of US Men’s National Team

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On July 29, 2011
  • Jurgen Klinsmann

Jürgen Klinsmann has been named head coach of the U.S. Men’s National Team today, making him the 35th coach in the history of the program.

“We are excited to have Jürgen as the head coach of our Men’s National Team,” said Sunil Gulati. “He is a highly accomplished player and coach with the experience and knowledge to advance the program. Jürgen has had success in many different areas of the game and we look forward to the leadership he will provide on and off the field.”

Klinsmann’s first match in charge of the U.S. National Team will be against Mexico on Aug. 10 in Philadelphia.

In July of 2004, Klinsmann was named manager of the German National Team. He guided Germany to a 20-8-6 record and a third place finish in the 2006 FIFA World Cup, earning him Coach of the Year honors in Germany.

After yesterdays’ shocking dismissal (well the timing was shocking really) of Bob Bradley, it seemed as though Gulati finally got his man. Most folks knew right away that it was going to be Klinsmann as the new coach.

I may go more into this later about what this means for the program and the players involved.

What do you make of this hire?

  • ViperLAG

    I couldn’t be happier.  I have been a long time fan of Klinsmann and have been fortunate to speak with him on several occasions at the HDC (Home Depot Center) as he as frequented that place to sit in on a few Galaxy matches.  He will be good for the US Natl. team.  I am hoping by this hire that the USSF board is giving him the power to instill his vision for US Soccer.  Finally, our natl. program will have one vision throughout and not multiple concepts or ideas at various levels that has mired this program in stagnation for years.
    I hate to see any one person get fired and I wish Bob Bradley well.  He has given us a few joyous moments over his tenure but more headaches with his love fest for certain players and his lineups / tactics (i.e. WC 2010).  In all, I hope people will give Klinsmann time to get his vision together and don’t already bitch and moan when the US loses to Mexico on Aug. 10th in Philly.