Jurgen Klinsmann

Major League Soccer

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 32 of the 2017 season

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

Here are the ten things we learned from Week 32 of the 2017 MLS season.

1. What Is MLS’s Role In The USMNT’S World Cup Failure?

It’s huge.

Whether you think MLS is an underlying cause of the U.S.’s failure to get the 2018 World Cup, there’s no denying this: MLS played a bigger role in this edition of the USMNT than any other since its founding.

Major Link Soccer: John Terry isn't coming to MLS

Sounder at Heart at related • 0 views

No one in the league wanted to listen to Jurgen. The BVB terror attack suspicions shifted from ISIS to the far-right. There's great soccer on TV today.

Seattle

You shouldn't miss our S2 call-up power rankings and the return of the Aftermatch Aftermath.

Kitsap, who aren't the Pumas this year, signed a trio of players.

Bruce Arena

Arena resigns as US soccer coach after World Cup failure

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

Chicago (AFP) – Bruce Arena, called upon last November to replace Jurgen Klinsmann as coach of the United States, resigned Friday, three days after the Americans failed to qualify for next year’s World Cup in Russia.

The 66-year-old Arena, who guided the US team into the 2002 World Cup quarter-finals and also coached the squad into the 2006 World Cup, said failing to reach the World Cup for the first time since 1986 was a “major setback.

Arena resigns as US soccer coach after World Cup failure

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

Chicago (AFP) – Bruce Arena, called upon last November to replace Jurgen Klinsmann as coach of the United States, resigned Friday, three days after the Americans failed to qualify for next year’s World Cup in Russia.

The 66-year-old Arena, who guided the US team into the 2002 World Cup quarter-finals and also coached the squad into the 2006 World Cup, said failing to reach the World Cup for the first time since 1986 was a “major setback.

MLS cannot escape blame for US implosion in World Cup qualifying

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

The United States’ failure to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup is a devastating blow for the sport in this country, but it’s also a clear reflection of how much of a damaging effect the top-flight league has had on the national team in the last number of years.

Coached by Bruce Arena, who has never coached a professional club team outside of the United States, he fielded a team on Tuesday night that was made entirely out of current MLS or former MLS players, except one - Christian Pulisic, the one star that continues to be light years ahead of anyone in the US player squad.

MLS cannot escape blame for US implosion in World Cup qualifying

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

The United States’ failure to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup is a devastating blow for the sport in this country, but it’s also a clear reflection of how much of a damaging effect the top-flight league has had on the national team in the last number of years.

Coached by Bruce Arena, who has never coached a professional club team outside of the United States, he fielded a team on Tuesday night that was made entirely out of current MLS or former MLS players, except one - Christian Pulisic, the one star that continues to be light years ahead of anyone in the US player squad.

US look to finish job with World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

New York (AFP) – United States captain Michael Bradley has called on his team-mates to finish the job as they aim to take a giant stride towards the 2018 World Cup with victory over Costa Rica on Friday.

The Americans have gradually hauled themselves back into the CONCACAF qualifying fray after a rocky start which included a 4-0 drubbing by the Costa Ricans in San Jose last November.

US look to finish job with World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

New York (AFP) – United States captain Michael Bradley has called on his team-mates to finish the job as they aim to take a giant stride towards the 2018 World Cup with victory over Costa Rica on Friday.

The Americans have gradually hauled themselves back into the CONCACAF qualifying fray after a rocky start which included a 4-0 drubbing by the Costa Ricans in San Jose last November.

US meets World Cup football nemesis Ghana ahead of Gold Cup

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

New York (AFP) – A United States national team that’s unbeaten since Bruce Arena replaced Jurgen Klinsmann as coach entertains World Cup nemesis Ghana on Saturday as a tuneup for next month’s Gold Cup.

The Americans play host to the Black Stars - whom they have beaten once and lost to twice in the past three World Cups - in a Saturday friendly at East Hartford, Connecticut.

US meets World Cup football nemesis Ghana ahead of Gold Cup

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

New York (AFP) – A United States national team that’s unbeaten since Bruce Arena replaced Jurgen Klinsmann as coach entertains World Cup nemesis Ghana on Saturday as a tuneup for next month’s Gold Cup.

The Americans play host to the Black Stars - whom they have beaten once and lost to twice in the past three World Cups - in a Saturday friendly at East Hartford, Connecticut.

Report: Klinsmann firing cost U.S. Soccer $6.2 million

Soccer By Ives at related • 1 view

While nobody can argue that the firing of Jurgen Klinsmann and return of Bruce Arena as U.S. Men's National Team head coach has been anything but a success on the field, U.S. Soccer's checkbook is certainly feeling a bit of pain.

According to a document from the 2017 USSF Annual General Meeting, firing Klinsmann cost the federation about $6.

Bruce Arena and the previous USMNT coach

USSoccerPlayers at related • 0 views

By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jun 7, 2017) US Soccer Players - Bruce Arena is not Jurgen Klinsmann. If their considerably different builds, accents, and attitudes weren't evidence enough, there's the distinctly divergent ways the two men see American soccer and their respective custodianship of the United States Men's National Team.

Arena: Klinsmann call-ups had 'no consistency'

Soccer By Ives at related • 0 views

Jurgen Klinsmann is back in U.S. Men's National Team news once again, this time due to criticism of his call-ups by current coach Bruce Arena.

Arena was critical of Klinsmann's call-up strategies, or lack thereof, during the German's time in charge of the USMNT, claiming that his predecessor cast too wide of a net and didn't have enough consistency in his call-ups, reports Goal.

USA vs. Venezuela preview, TV times and team news

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

June is an extremely critical month for the USMNT. Bruce Arena has come in for his second stint as manager and settled things down after a disastrous start to World Cup Qualifying that resulted in the firing of Jurgen Klinsmann. Arena got a win and a draw in the January Camp and managed to grab four out of a possible six points in the last two World Cup Qualifiers to move the US out of last place in the Hex.

USA vs. Venezuela preview, TV times and team news

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

June is an extremely critical month for the USMNT. Bruce Arena has come in for his second stint as manager and settled things down after a disastrous start to World Cup Qualifying that resulted in the firing of Jurgen Klinsmann. Arena got a win and a draw in the January Camp and managed to grab four out of a possible six points in the last two World Cup Qualifiers to move the US out of last place in the Hex.

Major Link Soccer: Moving on from Jurgen Klinsmann

Sounder at Heart at related • 0 views

When moving on from a long relationship, sometimes the best thing is to make a clean break

USNT

Sounder at Heart and I split up over a long distance relationship about five months ago, but the site made the mistake of not making a clean break and letting me hang around. Now they've got me showing up writing articles again, and everyone is confused about the nature of our relationship (for good reason.

Jurgen Klinsmann and US Soccer’s institutional memory

USSoccerPlayers at related • 0 views

By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 30, 2017) US Soccer Players - March's World Cup qualifiers are over. The USMNT have banked four points from a potential six this month, meeting the coach's stated goal. That's restored at least some measure of calm to the process of qualifying for Russia 2018 from the CONCACAF Hexagonal.

USMNT draws with Panama in World Cup Qualifiers, Lionel Messi suspended and more: Wednesday Freedom Kicks

Black and Red United at related • 0 views

Also, more unfortunate news for a former D.C. player.

Hi. As Donald is travelling back from being away support last night, I'm helping out in a pinch.

Panama vs. USA, 2018 World Cup qualifiers (Stars and Stripes FC): It wasn't a pretty match, and Bruce Arena had to make due with a patchwork backline, and I don't think Jurgen Klinsmann would have walked away with 4 points in the last two games, so it wasn't a bad result.

US held by Panama in FIFA World Cup qualifier

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

Panama City (AFP) – United States coach Bruce Arena accused Panama of targeting teenage star Christian Pulisic after a rugged CONCACAF World Cup qualifying battle ended in a 1-1 draw on Tuesday.

Clint Dempsey scored his fourth goal in two games to give the US a precious point on the road as they aim to get their World Cup qualification campaign back on track under Arena following the sacking of Jurgen Klinsmann in November.

US held by Panama in FIFA World Cup qualifier

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

Panama City (AFP) – United States coach Bruce Arena accused Panama of targeting teenage star Christian Pulisic after a rugged CONCACAF World Cup qualifying battle ended in a 1-1 draw on Tuesday.

Clint Dempsey scored his fourth goal in two games to give the US a precious point on the road as they aim to get their World Cup qualification campaign back on track under Arena following the sacking of Jurgen Klinsmann in November.

United States-Honduras Preview: A must win home game for the USMNT

The Bent Musket at related • 1 view

It's seemingly a must win for Bruce Arena and the USMNT, but can a depleted squad pull out three points against Honduras?

The United States has zero points and sit in last place in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying. Jurgen Klinsmann is out, Bruce Arena is in and the monumental task facing the USMNT now is Honduras.

Where to find USA vs. Honduras on US TV and streaming

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

If you’re trying to find out how you can watch USA vs. Honduras, you’ve come to the right place.

With the United States Men’s National Team sitting at the bottom of their World Cup qualifying group after a string of disappointing results under then head coach Jurgen Klinsmann, the US will be desperate for a win tonight in San Jose under the guidance of head coach Bruce Arena.

Where to find USA vs. Honduras on US TV and streaming

EPL Talk at related • 1 view

If you’re trying to find out how you can watch USA vs. Honduras, you’ve come to the right place.

With the United States Men’s National Team sitting at the bottom of their World Cup qualifying group after a string of disappointing results under then head coach Jurgen Klinsmann, the US will be desperate for a win tonight in San Jose under the guidance of head coach Bruce Arena.

USA vs. Honduras preview, TV times and team news

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

November’s pair of World Cup qualifiers was an unmitigated disaster for the US Men’s National Team (USMNT), so much so that it cost Jurgen Klinsmann his job. The US saw their winning streak over Mexico in Columbus snapped and then got mauled 4-0 down in Costa Rica. Bruce Arena had an interesting January Camp and is ready for his third go round in the Hexagonal.

United States Men's National Team

USMNT must learn from mistakes of failed World Cup

Soccer By Ives at related • 3 views

If you've been following the U.S. Men's National Team for the last few years, Tuesday's failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup isn't a total surprise.

The steps that were taken since the round of 16 loss to Belgium in Brazil set the USMNT up for failure in the long term.

There's a myriad of issues you could point at from keeping Jurgen Klinsmann around after Brazil for another World Cup cycle to not giving enough chances to the new generation of stars that goes far beyond Christian Pulisic.

Costa Rica loss feels like 'a long time ago' for USMNT

Soccer By Ives at related • 0 views

The last time the U.S. Men's national team met Costa Rica in a World Cup qualifier, they lost 4-0 after dropping a home match to Mexico to open up the Hexagonal last November. The team's head coach and technical director, Jurgen Klinsmann, was subsequently fired after the aforementioned poor results and general dissatisfaction from his five-year tenure as the coach.

Lichaj looking to take Gold Cup chance after several years in and out of USMNT picture

Soccer By Ives at related • 0 views

For the past several years, Eric Lichaj has been in and out of the U.S. Men's National Team picture. On the club level, he's thrived as a member of Nottingham Forest and always kept himself in view of the USMNT. However, that view rarely resulted in call-ups and chances to prove himself as a legitimate candidate at either fullback position.

Jurgen Klinsmann dismisses links to Sunderland job

Soccer By Ives at related • 0 views

Jurgen Klinsmann's name always seems to pop up when it comes to vacant managerial positions, but the former U.S. Men's National Team head coach insists his latest link isn't legitimate.

Over the weekend, the Daily Mail reported that German manager was being targeted as Sunderland's next manager.

AFP

Johnson dropped for USA World Cup games

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

Chicago (AFP) – Borussia Moenchengladbach defender Fabian Johnson was a notable omission as United States coach Bruce Arena named a 26-man squad on Sunday for his team’s crucial 2018 World Cup qualifiers.

Johnson has made only a handful of appearances for his Bundesliga club this season, but started in his team’s 2-1 win over Hanover96 on Saturday.

Johnson dropped for USA World Cup games

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

Chicago (AFP) – Borussia Moenchengladbach defender Fabian Johnson was a notable omission as United States coach Bruce Arena named a 26-man squad on Sunday for his team’s crucial 2018 World Cup qualifiers.

Johnson has made only a handful of appearances for his Bundesliga club this season, but started in his team’s 2-1 win over Hanover96 on Saturday.

US plays Costa Rica, Mexico meets Jamaica in Gold Cup semis

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

Los Angeles (AFP) – Defending champion Mexico faces Jamaica and host United States meets 2014 World Cup quarter-finalist Costa Rica in weekend semi-finals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Bruce Arena’s US squad is on a 12-match unbeaten run since he replaced Jurgen Klinsmann as coach with seven wins and five drawn, but figures to get a tough test from the Ticos on Saturday at AT&T Stadium in suburban Dallas, Texas.

US plays Costa Rica, Mexico meets Jamaica in Gold Cup semis

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

Los Angeles (AFP) – Defending champion Mexico faces Jamaica and host United States meets 2014 World Cup quarter-finalist Costa Rica in weekend semi-finals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Bruce Arena’s US squad is on a 12-match unbeaten run since he replaced Jurgen Klinsmann as coach with seven wins and five drawn, but figures to get a tough test from the Ticos on Saturday at AT&T Stadium in suburban Dallas, Texas.

US seek breathing space in World Cup push

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

Los Angeles (AFP) – The United States will aim to exploit the mile-high mountain air of Colorado on Thursday when they host Trinidad and Tobago in a key 2018 World Cup qualifier in Denver.

After a sluggish start to the final round of CONCACAF qualifiers, the Americans remain just outside the automatic qualifying places with only four points from four games.

US seek breathing space in World Cup push

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

Los Angeles (AFP) – The United States will aim to exploit the mile-high mountain air of Colorado on Thursday when they host Trinidad and Tobago in a key 2018 World Cup qualifier in Denver.

After a sluggish start to the final round of CONCACAF qualifiers, the Americans remain just outside the automatic qualifying places with only four points from four games.

Dempsey hat-trick, Pulisic shines as USA thrash Honduras

EPL Talk at related • 1 view

San Francisco (AFP) – Clint Dempsey made a fairytale return to international duty with a hat-trick as the United States reignited their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign with a 6-0 thrashing of Honduras.

Dempsey, playing his first international since recovering from a heart problem that forced a six-month layoff, scored goals in each half as the Americans romped to a crucial victory at San Jose’s Avaya Stadium.

Dempsey hat-trick, Pulisic shines as USA thrash Honduras

World Cup Buzz at related • 1 view

San Francisco (AFP) – Clint Dempsey made a fairytale return to international duty with a hat-trick as the United States reignited their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign with a 6-0 thrashing of Honduras.

Dempsey, playing his first international since recovering from a heart problem that forced a six-month layoff, scored goals in each half as the Americans romped to a crucial victory at San Jose’s Avaya Stadium.

The Rest

Caldwell weighs in on college v. pro debate

The Bent Musket at related • 0 views

Jurgen Klinsmann urged teens to go pro, but Scott Caldwell says college is the best place for some.

When Jurgen Klinsmann was the men's national team coach, he urged talented teens to skip college and go directly to the pros.

Then he sent his son to college. Jonathan Klinsmann spent two years at the University of California, and had a standout sophomore year.

USA vs. Panama 2017: Time, TV schedule and how to watch 2018 World Cup qualifying online

Black and Red United at related • 0 views

If the USMNT wants to qualify for Russia 2018, a win today is pretty much essential

World Cup qualifying has not gone according to the USMNT's plan. A poor start under Jurgen Klinsmann left the United States with a lot of work to do, and a misstep last month has left them in 4th place in the CONCACAF Hexagonal.

Jonathan Klinsmann caught in Hertha Berlin injury crisis

Soccer By Ives at related • 1 view

With under a month to go to Bundesliga kickoff, Hertha Berlin is in the midst of a big injury crisis in goal.

With a plethora of first team goalkeepers out of commission, five in total, Hertha are desperately searching for answers in between the posts. Young U.S. U-20 Men's National Team keeper Jonathan Klinsmann could've been the solution, but now finds himself caught up in the injury crisis as well, reports Kicker.

Some Soccer News for May 1, 2017

Du Nord at related • 0 views
It's Day 121 of 2017.


Carly Lloyd scored for Manchester City in the 2nd Leg of the Women's UEFA Champions League Semifinal, but it was not enough to beat Alex Morgan and Lyon who got the 3-2 aggregate victory, and will face PSG in an all-French Final on May 31.
  • Morgan came on as a half time sub, while Lloyd played the full 90 and got the games only goal in the 57th min.