Is This Jürgen Klinsmann-Fabian Johnson Thing Really A Thing?

For the first time in his largely stress-free tenure as USMNT manager, Jürgen Klinsmann is facing real scrutiny about his job performance. And while it hasn’t been exactly fashionable to take aim at him until now, the press and fan responses to his current dilemma are inextricably linked to their pre-existing feelings… »10/14/15 10:41am10/14/15 10:41am


Mexico Beat The USMNT Because They're A Better Team

As we sift through the rubble of last night’s 3-2 Mexico victory over the USMNT, Jürgen Klinsmann finds himself squarely in the spotlight. The high stakes one-off is a disappointing setback for the program, and an occasion to soberly evaluate the course that Klinsmann has charted for it. The U.S. will miss out on the… »10/11/15 12:37pm10/11/15 12:37pm

Landon Donovan Says USMNT Shouldn't Take Klinsmann To The Next World Cup

The last time the public got to stick the thermometer into the Landon Donovan-Jürgen Klinsmann beef, we learned that the meat was still cooking. In a new interview, Donovan’s thoughts about Klinsmann’s shaky recent record and what that should mean for the manager’s job security show that yep, this beef is getting… »10/06/15 4:55pm10/06/15 4:55pm

The USMNT Just Lost To Jamaica. So What's Next? 

The United States Men’s National Team lost 2-1 to Jamaica in the semifinals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, the first time they have failed to advance to the finals since 2003, when they were knocked out in the semifinals by Brazil’s U-23 team. A U-23 team that featured players like Kaka, Maicon, Robinho, Thiago Motta, and… »7/22/15 9:09pm7/22/15 9:09pm

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 12:22pm11/14/14 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 12:41pm10/16/14 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 2:49pm10/10/14 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 1:07pm7/06/14 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 4:33pm6/04/14 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 4:52pm5/27/14 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 5:52pm12/12/13 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 9:45am9/06/13 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… »3/22/13 6:00pm3/22/13 6:00pm