MLS Is Still Pissed Off At Jürgen Klinsmann

It was obvious at the time that MLS commissioner Don Garber's tirade against Jürgen Klinsmann last month was about much more than the innocuous statements they were ostensibly in response to. Sure enough, ESPN FC is reporting that MLS bigwigs remain "irate" at Klinsmann—this time for what they see as his pushiness in… » 11/14/14 12:22pm 11/14/14 12:22pm

MLS Commissioner Has Some Dumb Shit To Say About Jürgen Klinsmann

USMNT coach Jürgen Klinsmann has taken up one of his favorite pastimes recently: criticizing the U.S.'s subpar domestic soccer. Last week, Klinsmann made waves by coming out in support of a promotion-relegation system. On Tuesday, he took time to lament the return to MLS of America's best players, namely Michael… » 10/16/14 12:41pm 10/16/14 12:41pm

Jürgen Klinsmann Wishes America Would Adopt Promotion And Relegation

It's another international fixture break, which means it's another opportunity for Jürgen Klinsmann to get his message out to the media, which means it's yet another chance for him to criticise America's domestic leagues. This time, his beef is with the lack of promotion and relegation. » 10/10/14 2:49pm 10/10/14 2:49pm

Jürgen Klinsmann: For The USMNT To Improve, MLS Must Improve

It's a promising sign that even after the plaudits the USMNT rightfully received for their unexpected run in Brazil, Jürgen Klinsmann still has both eyes fixed on the real reason he was brought in: To make the U.S. a true contender. In a recent Facebook post, Klinsmann says for that to happen, MLS has to get better. » 7/06/14 1:07pm 7/06/14 1:07pm

Jürgen Klinsmann Says U.S. Players Can Have World Cup Sex

It's Jürgen Klinsmann Week, and you have your choice of profiles of the USMNT manager. There's the New Yorker ("Klinsmann is a hippie pseudo-Buddhist flake"), the Times ("Klinsmann plans to make U.S. soccer less American"), the WSJ (Klinsmann wants to make U.S. soccer more American"), and many other fine outlets. » 6/04/14 4:33pm 6/04/14 4:33pm

Where Jürgen Klinsmann Comes From

Before Jürgen Klinsmann snubbed Landon Donovan, before he coached Bayern Munich or the U.S. and German national teams, before he won the UEFA Cup as a player with Internazionale and again with Bayern, before winning the World Cup and captaining the German team to the European Championship, he lived with his parents in… » 5/27/14 4:52pm 5/27/14 4:52pm

Jürgen Klinsmann Extends His Deal With USMNT Through 2018

Today, US Soccer announced that manager Jürgen Klinsmann agreed to a four-year contract extension today. The deal, which keeps Klinsmann as manager through the 2018 World Cup in Russia, is abigdeal, because the extension signifies two things. First, of course, is that it means Klinsmann's been absolutely killing it… » 12/12/13 5:52pm 12/12/13 5:52pm

Jürgen Klinsmann Came From The Future To Save American Soccer

The United States are playing Costa Rica in a World Cup qualifier tonight, and it's a big deal. The USMNT is first in their group, and a win would all but guarantee their place in Brazil next year. If some other results go the the right way, they could even clinch this evening. They've never won a qualifier in Costa… » 9/06/13 9:45am 9/06/13 9:45am

Will U.S. Soccer Destroy Itself Before World Cup Qualifying Is Through?

Tonight, the U.S. will beat Costa Rica, or it will beat itself. It's game two of the Hexagonal round, in which each team plays every other, home and away. The top three qualify for the 2014 World Cup, while the fourth has to fight the Oceania region's champ for scraps. After one match, the Americans sit alone in last.… » 3/22/13 6:00pm 3/22/13 6:00pm

Jurgen Klinsmann Needs 90 Words To Say Nothing

With friendlies against France and Slovenia looming, the U.S. men's soccer team will start getting blooded against stronger competition. Jurgen Klinsmann continues to tinker with lineups and test out new players, so we can't fault him too much for the 1-1-3 record he's compiled to date. But don't think losing isn't on… » 11/04/11 10:15am 11/04/11 10:15am

Jurgen Klinsmann Doesn't Think The United States Will Win A World Cup…

New U.S. men's soccer coach Jurgen Klinsmann sat down on Sunday for his "first private interview" with SI's Grant Wahl the other day. The heavens shook. Stigmata were touched. Then Wahl began asking several of the standard questions new American soccer coaches always get asked. The most standard of them came at the… » 8/08/11 2:05pm 8/08/11 2:05pm

Jurgen Klinsmann: America's Newest Soccer Jesus

Jurgen Klinsmann was introduced to the media this week as the new coach of the U.S. men's soccer team, a development in the making ever since the U.S. Soccer Federation batted eyelashes at Klinsmann before the 2006 World Cup. The coach spurned the USSF then, and instead led Germany to a third-place finish in the… » 8/04/11 12:15pm 8/04/11 12:15pm