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Klinsmann Sacked As USA Boss

Jurgen KlinsmannJurgen Klinsmann has been fired as the manager of the United States men’s national team, the U.S. Soccer Federation announced on Monday. The expecatation is that LA Galaxy coach Bruce Arena will become national team boss for tbe second time

Klinsmann paid the price for the USA’s dreadful start to qualification for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, with defeats to Mexico and Costa Rica in World Cup qualifiers this month proving to be the last straw.

“We want to thank Jurgen for his hard work and commitment during these last five years,” U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati said in a statement.

“He took pride in having the responsibility of steering the program, and there were considerable achievements along the way.

“Many are aware of the historic victories, including leading us out of the Group of Death to the Round of 16 in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, but there were also lesser publicized efforts behind the scenes.

“He challenged everyone in the U.S. Soccer community to think about things in new ways, and thanks to his efforts we have grown as an organization and expect there will be benefits from his work for years to come.”

‘With the next qualifying match in late March, we have several months to refocus the group and determine the best way forward to ensure a successful journey to qualify for our eighth-consecutive World Cup.

‘There has never been a greater time for soccer in this country, and with the support and efforts of the millions of fans, sponsors, media and friends, we look forward to continued progress in the game we all love.’

Arena’s contract with the Galaxy was set to expire next month, but the 65-year-old recently signed a two-year extension with the MLS club, multiple sources said.

However, the new deal would allow Arena, who coached the U.S. at the 2002 and 2006 World Cups, to leave if he were offered the national team job.

USA World Cup Hexagonal Schedule:
March 24, 2017: USA vs. Honduras
March 28, 2017: Panama vs. USA
June 7 or 8, 2017: USA vs. Trinidad and Tobago
June 11 or 12, 2017: Mexico vs. USA
Sept. 1, 2017: USA vs. Costa Rica
Sept. 5, 2017: Honduras vs. USA
Oct. 6, 2017: USA vs. Panama
Oct. 10, 2017: Trinidad and Tobago vs. USA

photo by: robert.melok
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  • Kevon Robinson June 23, 2016, 8:34 am

    Argentina with Messi is one of the leading teams in Copa America… Enjoying this tournament very well this season!!!

  • Raymond L. February 18, 2015, 5:07 am

    It’s definitely worth paying to see how the Stars and Stripes do against a powerhouse team like Mexico’s. Nevertheless, I’m hoping that both sides won’t treat this like any other friendly.

  • Raymond L. February 10, 2015, 2:22 am

    While the Stars and Stripes are notorious for letting their guards down in the second half after going all out in the first, this match against Panama didn’t follow that same trend. And because the squad maintained their focus throughout the 90 minutes, they came away with the win—certainly a breathe of fresh air after that disappointing loss to Chile a week ago.

    • David February 10, 2015, 8:31 am

      Totally agree although I put part of the Chile defeat down to the fact that the players had not played since November and are not fully fit yet.

  • Rishab February 10, 2015, 1:20 am

    Congrats USA !!

  • Jose L Rodriguez August 10, 2011, 9:50 am

    I have 2 tickets ofr tonight game at the Lincoln financial field between Mexico and USA for sale.
    Section 128, row # 2 seat # 1 and # 2. Asking $ 70.00 each. I can send them by email

    You acn cal me at 609-802-7126 if interested

    Let me knoe if you are interested

  • K. Everett June 3, 2011, 7:45 pm

    I have two tickets to the USA v. Spain game for Saturday June 4th. The tickets are for the Club section, section 34, row19, seats 19 and20. The tickets values are 495.00 each and a five dollar handling fee. This is face value for the tickets. Club seating gives you great seats, waitstaff, extra wide leather seating, all indoors, on a hot day nothing like a cold beer in controlled air! Tickets available until game time! Game time is four thirty.

  • Jake garrison April 19, 2011, 9:51 pm

    It would be awesome to see US take on Spain in Massachusetts

  • Milly Concha April 5, 2011, 10:01 am

    Please let me know when tickets go for sale.Thank you very much!

    • David Wilson April 6, 2011, 9:17 am

      Expect them to go on sale sometime in April, but waiting to get the official date from US Soccer

  • Richard Marnoch December 6, 2009, 11:42 am

    Can anyone tell me the schedule and venues for the Mexico national teams warm up games in the US in 2010.

    • David Wilson December 6, 2009, 8:09 pm

      Mexico’ s schedule has not yet been released. When it is released we will let you know

  • mario February 13, 2009, 8:35 pm

    Hi congrats to the US team they play great against Mexico i hope the US keeps on the supremacy against Mexico for years to came, but I’m from Honduras and i hope that we do a lot more than Mexico to take a least one point home, but if not i would just like to see national team for the first time here in Chicago.

  • Dave February 12, 2009, 8:42 am

    When will the venue for USA vs Honduras be decided and announced and when will tickets go on sale? What a win vs Mexico! It was great to see so many foreign based players! Our defense looked a bit suspect however. Hopefully that will improve with time, otherwise things will be same-ole-same-ole come cup time!

    • David Wilson February 12, 2009, 9:43 am

      Hi Dave. The U.S. will play Honduras on June 6 at Soldier Field in Chicago. I would expect tickets to go on sale in early May.

      • Debby March 13, 2013, 9:23 am

        Just announced – The US will play Honduras June 18 at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah

  • andy January 22, 2009, 1:45 pm

    can someone please tell me when are they going to post the venue for the games between usa and trinidad april 1st,and when the tickets go on sale.

    • David Wilson January 22, 2009, 3:53 pm

      Andy, I would expect that announcement sometime late next month

  • don January 16, 2009, 1:01 pm

    crewsoccerfan2@yahoo.com

    i have tickets!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • David Wilson January 16, 2009, 2:13 pm

      Congrats on getting the tickets Don. Hopefully it will be a good game

  • lonnie January 10, 2009, 5:19 pm

    I also need to know when the US vs MEXICO tickets will be on sale. I need 15 tickets. Please can someone let me know as soon as they find out. I have gone under every aval. site.

    • David Wilson January 11, 2009, 4:47 am

      Unless you are a Crew ticket holder or belong to something like Sam’s army Lonnie, it looks like a ticket reseller like StubHub is your only choice for tickets to the game

  • Alejandra Gutierrez January 1, 2009, 2:07 am

    HI, CAN U LET ME KNOW ABOUT THE FEE AND WHEN IT STARTS THE SALE OF THE TICKETS FOR THE GAME US NATIONAL TEAM VERSUS MEXICO, THE GAME IS AT COLUMBUS ON FEBRUARY 11TH. THANKX A LOT I HOPE U CAN ANSWER SOON, TAKE CARE AND THANKX 4 YOUR TIME.

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