Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Monday, November 21, 2016

Jurgen Klinsmann has been fired as the manager of the United States men's national team, the U.S. Soccer Federation announced on Monday. Sources told ESPN FC that negotiations are ongoing with LA Galaxy coach Bruce Arena to take over the job. Klinsmann, a former star player for Germany, took charge of the U.S. men's squad in 2011 and led it into the knockout stage at the 2014 World Cup. But disappointing results since then put his job in jeopardy, with defeats to Mexico and Costa Rica in World Cup qualifiers this month proving to be the last straw.

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Good riddance. He was rude arrogant jerk. Shafted veterans who could still help the team. Not the same sport but Greg Popovich knows to keep guys like Bruce Bowen around for veteran leadership.

#1 | Posted by byrdman at 2016-11-21 04:40 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Bruce Arena? Please, no.

#2 | Posted by contrecoup at 2016-11-21 05:24 PM | Reply

The defeat in the Costa Rica game was really a sight. There was a feeling toward the end of the Costa Rica match that the players had given up on the coach and wanted to gtfo the field.

Here's hoping the USMNT can get over this low moment and string together enough victories to qualify for the next world cup!

#3 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2016-11-21 09:26 PM | Reply

It was time .... it was a good run ... time to move on, no hard feelings!

Make America Great Again!

#4 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2016-11-22 02:38 AM | Reply

In fairness, he moved us in world rankings from 34th all the way up to....33rd...

#5 | Posted by Sycophant at 2016-11-22 03:45 PM | Reply

Byrdman, I would speculate Jurgen is saying "good riddance" with equal enthusiasm. The fact is the USA just doesn't produce enough men talent. Maybe our girls are sticking with the sport but the boys are dropping it for the more notorious sports such as football, basketball when they get to high school. This is what my boss tells me, and his side job is coaching a state championship high school girls soccer team. But admittedly, I am bias. I always loved German soccer and how methodical they play the game, and when I started watching soccer, Klinsmann was their star. In fact, I was living in Italy when Germany won it all, led by Klinsmann, in the Italy 1990 World Cup. The Italians, if you remember, loss in the semifinal to Argentina (with Diego Maradonna). Now let me tell you, those Italians live, breath, and die soccer. The level of mourning in the streets after that loss was something I'll never forget. That entire country was all in. Until we reach that level, we will not be competitive with the Brazil, Argentina, Germany, Italy teams.

#6 | Posted by babyhuey at 2016-11-23 09:16 AM | Reply

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