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Old 07-29-11, 06:41 AM
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U.S National team coach Bob Bradley fired - Jürgen Klinsmann hired

Bob Bradley relieved of his USA national team coaching duties

Bob Bradley has been relieved of his duties as the head coach of the USA team a month after losing to Mexico in the Gold Cup final, U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati announced on Friday.
Word 'on the street' is that former German player and manager Jürgen Klinsmann will take over.

(Insert happy dance.)
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Old 07-29-11, 09:07 AM
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(Sheepish that I didn't know which national team we were talking about)
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Hope it's Klinsmann. Supposed to be an announcement today.
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Jurgen could work. Remember talk about this after the last World Cup.
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Does this mean the team hasn't improved, wenders?
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Originally Posted by Red Dog View Post
Does this mean the team hasn't improved, wenders?
Nice.

National team coaches really shouldn't serve more than one World Cup cycle anyway. They get too attached to certain (aging) players, they lose perspective, get tired, what have you. Look what happened with Lippi and Italy. In 2006 he coaches his team to the world title then four years later can't get out of his group (true, Donadoni served in the interim.) You just get stale. A new, fresh approach is needed, new players need to be introduced to the squad, etc. I think Bradley did a fine job but I'm glad to see him go.
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How much do they get paid - the national coach?

I just might apply.
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Originally Posted by classicman2 View Post
How much do they get paid - the national coach?

I just might apply.
Looks like around $500k/year:

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/soc...nd_ussf_f.html

I'm guessing that
  1. Whoever gets the job next will command a much higher salary, and
  2. classicman2 will not be on the shortlist.
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And, it's Klinsmann.

Could a mod change the thread title?
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Re: U.S National team coach Bob Bradley fired - Jürgen Klinsmann hired

I want Americans running my country's team. Look how awesome the women's team did!
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Klinsman was bound to take the position... its about time. Hopefully our boys can learn the european style fast
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Like the hire. Clearly he was the obvious choice and with the odd timing of Bradley's firing, you knew he had to be in the wings.
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Originally Posted by VinVega View Post
I want Americans running my country's team. Look how awesome the women's team did!
Isn't Pia Sundhage Swedish?

Klinsmann's wife is American and they live in CA since 1998. Just give him a US passport and done!

I wonder if Klinsmann will bring those Buddha statues that he put up when he tried to coach Bayern Muenchen in 2008/09.
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I was happy when I heard Bradley was fired. Now I am 'effing ecstatic!
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Originally Posted by DirkUSA View Post
Isn't Pia Sundhage Swedish?
Yeah, I was just being silly.

I do think it's funny how a lot of national teams are coached by other nationalities. That's a little strange in my opinion.
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Originally Posted by VinVega View Post
Yeah, I was just being silly.

I do think it's funny how a lot of national teams are coached by other nationalities. That's a little strange in my opinion.
See, that's just the advantage we need to exploit as Americans. Let us not forget these sage words:

We're all very different people.
We're not Watusi.
We're not Spartans.
We're Americans.
With a capital A.
You know what that means?
Do you?
That means that our forefathers
were kicked out of every
decent country in the world.
We are the wretched refuse.
We're the underdog.
We're mutts.

So we can claim whomever we want as one of us, as long as he can coach.
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Old 08-01-11, 11:21 AM
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Well, we know Klinsmann has first-hand knowledge on how to obliterate a U.S.A. defense (see World Cup 1998), so hopefully he can take that point-of- view and help piece together an affective back four. Though there doesn't appear to be too much to work with at this point.
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