- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On July 29, 2011
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- 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?