Jurgen Klinsmann Fired By US Soccer Federation

Jurgen Klinsmann has just been fired by the US Soccer Federation after a terrible start to World Cup qualifying, in which for the first time ever the US team lost both their first two qualification games.

The US in the last International window lost at home to Mexico 2-1 for the first time ever and that was also the first time the US has lost a qualifier on home soil in 15 years.

And then a few days later they were thrashed in Costa Rica 4-0.

Jurgen Klinsmann

Jurgen Klinsmann – fired by US

The US chances of qualifying are still good with 8 games remaining in qualification, but it seems the US want to bring in a new coach well before qualification resumes next March.

It is hardly a shock that Klinsmann has finally been fired by the US, because his tenure has been a tenuous  for a while now.

This is what Sunil Gulati, U.S. Soccer’s President has said in a statement issued today:

“While we remain confident that we have quality players to help us advance to Russia 2018, the form and growth of the team up to this point left us convinced that we need to go in a different direction.”

Jurgen Klinsmann was a world-class striker who played from 1982 through 1998.

He had one season at Spurs back in 1994-1995 when he scored a fantastic 30 goals in 50 games and then returned three years later to score 9 goals in 18 games for the north London side in his very last season as a player.

So he scored 39 goals in 68 games for Tottenham Hotspur.

In his playing career he played 614 total  games and scored 277 goals – he played the most games for his home town club Stuttgart – 186 games and 94 goals  from 1984 to 1989.

But his coaching career has not been nearly as successful as when he played the game at the very highest level.

So DeAndre Yedlin will soon have a new national coach.

Comments welcome.

24 comments so far

  • lesh

    Nov 21, 2016 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #1

    Trump’ll be on the phone to Allardyce, pronto

  • jane

    Nov 21, 2016 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #2

    they were probably separated at birth

  • lesh

    Nov 21, 2016 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #3

    Jane/ Jib

    You may be right about Trump and Sam. They’re both stunningly good looking, seem to be financially astute but may have been accused of impropriety, eloquent, elegant and sophisticated.

    Yup, that’s Klinsmann’s successor sorted.

  • martoon

    Nov 21, 2016 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #4

    Lesh – I didn’t have to google it – I used the computer on top of my shoulders 🙂

  • G

    Nov 21, 2016 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #5

    So nobody suspects that the US are eyeing up Suothgate then?

  • G

    Nov 21, 2016 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #6

    Southgate even, bloody lesdyxia

  • Tsunki

    Nov 21, 2016 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #7

    G – it’s a curse from the evil one, Santa himself

  • lesh

    Nov 21, 2016 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #8




  • bettyswallocks

    Nov 21, 2016 at 11:59 PM

    Comment #9

    Bob Bradley will be top of the list for the Yanks , he hasn’t really settled in Wales and misses his hot dogs.

  • lesh

    Nov 22, 2016 at 12:03 AM

    Comment #10

    Jib (or Jane if you’re elsewhere)…….

    Or if anybody’s there

    Something to think about:


  • lesh

    Nov 22, 2016 at 12:04 AM

    Comment #11

    Evening Bettys

    Good to see that there’s still life among us.

  • lesh

    Nov 22, 2016 at 12:08 AM

    Comment #12

    And yes, Bob Bradley would seem to be the political choice, but Sam expressed an interest in working in the USA when he was sacked by the FA. And he’s readily available.

  • bettyswallocks

    Nov 22, 2016 at 12:12 AM

    Comment #13

    Good evening Lesh.. I’m darn sarf with family. Just been for a Ruby Murray and they’ve all gone to bed. Blowing a gale darn ere.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 22, 2016 at 12:39 AM

    Comment #14


    Just to let you know there is life in Essex even if things are a bit flat on the blog.

    It’s not windy here Betty, we have dodged the bullet so far.

    Just to reiterate something I said yesterday, ex top class players don’t seem to transform into top class managers.

    And don’t try to swing Big Bob into the USA job unless you want to upset Welshie, he’s depending on him saving his second team. 🙂

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 22, 2016 at 12:52 AM

    Comment #15

    And I’m talking to myself again, time to get my ugly sleep.

    Good night to any insomniacs out there.

  • lesh

    Nov 22, 2016 at 1:59 AM

    Comment #16

    Bettys, Essex

    it’s most discourteous of me not to respond to your posts, but I’m knackered and ready for even more zzzzzz.

    G’nght all.

  • OldCrowMedicineShow

    Nov 22, 2016 at 2:10 AM

    Comment #17

    Looks like USMNT wants to bring back Bruce Arenas and turn the clock back to WC 2002. Klinsmann lost some faith when he dropped Landon Donovan from the WC squad.

    It’ll come full circle when Klinsmann replaces Pardew later this season.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 22, 2016 at 8:19 AM

    Comment #18

    Anyone tried the new Nufc tv site yet?

  • beermonkey

    Nov 22, 2016 at 8:25 AM

    Comment #19

    Jail i tried the other day it woudnt let me log in
    Not been back yet

    Any good

  • hibbit

    Nov 22, 2016 at 8:29 AM

    Comment #20


    had the same problem
    never been back

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 22, 2016 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #21

    I’ve just signed up but haven’t used it yet, is it not just a starters glitch.

  • beermonkey

    Nov 22, 2016 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #22


    Prob i would imagine they have sorted it
    I just not had the time or the inclination to go back and try

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 22, 2016 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #23

    Just signed out and back in, not sure how to find the goals from Sunday on there though.

  • Jib

    Nov 22, 2016 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #24

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