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cincy jacket
12-05-2006, 10:01 AM
Foxsports.com is reporting that the new US Men's National Team Coach will be Jurgen Klinsmann. Not a huge surprise but it will be interesting to see how it works out. I thought he would be out of the US price range ,but I'm glad to see I was wrong. He has a huge job ahead of him in fixing the development system in the US and dealing with the powers that be who think they know more about players than the coaches do. Best of luck to him though.

http://msn.foxsports.com/soccer/story/6227768?FSO1&ATT=HMA

NJReds
12-05-2006, 11:35 AM
Good move. I like Jurgen, and he lives in the US so this is a natural fit for him.

dsmith421
12-05-2006, 12:52 PM
Wonderful news.

smallbattle
12-05-2006, 02:29 PM
Maybe, he'll bring a new mindset to the team.

M2
12-05-2006, 02:50 PM
Least surprising news ever. Rarely will a national program and a coach fit each other's needs on paper so precisely.

Obviously it remains to be seen if everything works so peachy in practice, but it's nice to think that the U.S. will be playing a more aggressive brand of football. There's probably going to be some serious turnover on the U.S. roster as well. I doubt Claudio Reyna or Eddie Pope will be getting many more caps. I also expect Tim Howard will be installed as the team's top keeper.

WMR
12-05-2006, 04:37 PM
Reyna and Pope both retired from international football after the World Cup (so did Brian McBride).

This is HUGEEEEE. Juergen won't play favorites like Bruce Arena was fond of doing. He'll foster a competitive atmosphere where no one's spot is guaranteed and your playing time is dictated by your form, exactly as it should be.

Tickled pink.

oneupper
12-05-2006, 04:43 PM
Excellent Choice!
US Team soccer just leapt forward 10 years.

reds1869
12-05-2006, 04:53 PM
Bravo!

WMR
12-05-2006, 05:05 PM
Landon Donovan better stop acting like Nancy Donovan or he could find himself riding the pine. Simply cannot wait to see how Juergen develops and utilizes a now surprisingly deep pool of potential internationals.

dsmith421
12-05-2006, 06:10 PM
Erm...now everyone (except Fox) is reporting that there is no deal done as of yet.

M2
12-06-2006, 08:23 PM
Reyna and Pope both retired from international football after the World Cup (so did Brian McBride).

Looked to me like they retired before the World Cup. :devil:

smallbattle
12-06-2006, 08:46 PM
Looked to me like they retired before the World Cup. :devil:

I remember the anouncement was made during one of the matches, but I don't remember which one.

cincy jacket
12-07-2006, 02:53 PM
Now it's not Klinsmann.

http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story?id=394971&cc=5901

NJReds
12-07-2006, 03:00 PM
That's bad news. And reading between the lines, it looks as though US Soccer wouldn't reliquish total roster control to Klinsmann. I guess they'll call Carlos Queiroz again...:rolleyes:

It also signals more bad times ahead, but at least US Soccer can hang their hat on 2002, although it was a bit of a fluke.

M2
12-07-2006, 03:53 PM
That's bad news. And reading between the lines, it looks as though US Soccer wouldn't reliquish total roster control to Klinsmann.

That's certainly the way it looks to me too. You'd think that a national program that clearly doesn't know what it's doing would defer to a guy who clearly does.

NJReds
12-07-2006, 04:23 PM
That's certainly the way it looks to me too. You'd think that a national program that clearly doesn't know what it's doing would defer to a guy who clearly does.

Apparently they're so inept, that they think that they know what they're doing. I swear, that 2002 result may be the high water mark, because it convinced these guys that US Soccer was on a one-way trip to a World Cup final.

Edit: I'd recommend Sven Goran Ericsson or Carlos Alberto Parreria, but they would turn it down for the same reason as Klinsmann.

OUReds
12-07-2006, 09:36 PM
ESPN Radio is reporting that Bob Bradley, coach of Chivas USA, is the new US mens national coach. I hope he does better then I think he will.


Edit...
ESPN.com is reporting the Bradley hiring is on an interim basis only, and the search for a permanent replacement will continue later.

http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story?id=394971&cc=5901

smallbattle
12-07-2006, 09:55 PM
I give up. I think I'll start rooting for England again.

Hoosier Red
12-07-2006, 10:06 PM
Of the domestic coaches Bradley is certainly at the top of my list. But I'd still prefer Klinsmann.

cincy jacket
12-07-2006, 10:28 PM
I think I read that Bradley was just the interim coach

Cedric
12-08-2006, 12:09 AM
I think I read that Bradley was just the interim coach

He is, but he's gonna get the gig.

I'm excited for this.

M2
12-08-2006, 01:04 AM
Bradley's part of the Bruce Arena crowd. My knock on the U.S. program at this time is it's become far too insular and unimaginative. I find it hard to believe that an insider like Bradley is going to give the national team the sort of shake up it needs.

smallbattle
12-08-2006, 08:39 AM
My knock on the U.S. program at this time is it's become far too insular and unimaginative.

I'm with ya there.

oneupper
12-08-2006, 08:47 AM
Bruce Arena = Dave Miley
Bradley = Jerry Narron

registerthis
12-08-2006, 09:40 AM
Bruce Arena = Dave Miley
Bradley = Jerry Narron

From what precious little I know about soccer and the U.S. National team, this seems like an apt analogy.

dsmith421
12-08-2006, 11:42 PM
Who are the idiots at the USSF that expected to hire an international class, well-respected manager and not give him full roster control?

Bradley is about the most boring, status quo candidate they could have found. I am totally disgusted with the way this has played out.

WMR
12-08-2006, 11:48 PM
Bull****.

That's really all that needs to be said.

Truly a shame. :(

dsmith421
12-09-2006, 01:07 PM
Perhaps if the USSF began concentrating on building a successful national team rather than trying to market the sport, we could actually make some steps forward.

You know the reason this happened is that Klinsmann was likely to come in and drop a whole bunch of MLS "stars" from the side and USSF crapped its pants. As usual, administrators of mediocre sports teams don't understand that winning breeds support, not marketing.