2. USA: German press reports "details" of Klinsmann "deal"
German newspaper Bild am Sonntag reported on Sunday that Juergen Klinsmann is close to signing a contract with U.S. Soccer through 2010 that the tabloid speculated would be worth $3.18 million per year. The report claimed that Klinsmann would employ as assistant coach Columbus Crew coach Sigi Schmid. Bild am Sontag also said Klinsmann, besides heading the U.S. national team, would be responsible for the Olympic (U-23) team and the youth national teams, and that he would use five or six former U.S. internationals to coach the youth teams. Klinsmann's two-year tenure as Germany coach culminated in a third-place finish at last summer's World Cup. It was his first coaching experience.
U.S. Soccer's response to the Bild am Sonntag report was that it has narrowed the head-coach search down to four or five people.
U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati will provide an update on the search in a Monday press conference that will also address the U.S. national team's acceptance of an invitation to play in the 2007 Copa America, the South American championship that invites out-of-region teams and in which the USA participated twice, in 1993 and 1995, when it finished fourth under then interim coach Steve Sampson.
No comments yet.
|Recent Soccer America Daily NWSL Weekend: Press out-duels Solo in Red Stars' win April 19, 3:29 a.m. |
Christen Press scored two goals, including the stoppage-time golazo that was the winner, and added an ... MLS Saturday: FC Dallas-Toronto FC, a game of two days April 19, 2:50 a.m.
Some games are a tale of two halves. FC Dallas-Toronto FC was a tale of two ... NASL Weekend: Cosmos draw sellout for shutout win April 19, 1:25 a.m.
The New York Cosmos a drew their largest home crowd since returning to the NASL in ... USL Friday: Switchbacks romp in snow storm April 18, 1:21 a.m.
An April snow storm socked the Rockies on Friday night, but it couldn't stop the Colorado ... MLS Friday: Red Bulls set standard high April 18, 1:04 a.m.
The New York Red Bulls remained unbeaten with a 2-0 win over the San Jose Earthquakes ... What They're Saying: Dominic Kinnear April 18, 12:58 a.m.
"Us passing to them didn't help." -- San Jose coach Dominic Kinnear on what made the ... USA-Mexico watched by almost 4.5 million fans April 17, 1:53 p.m.
Wednesday's USA-Mexico game averaged almost 4.5 million viewers on Spanish-language networks UniMas and UDN and Fox ... NWSL Weekend: Sky Blue FC aims to extend streak April 17, 1:03 p.m.
It's a big weekend for pro soccer in the New York metropolitan area. New York City ... NASL Weekend: Cosmos greats return for Raul home debut April 17, 3:29 a.m.
The New York Cosmos open their third season at home on Saturday, and they'll have special ... USL Thursday: Sounders 2 fall, Rhinos impress on road April 17, 2:28 a.m.
Sounders FC 2, one of three unbeaten and untied teams in the USL, dropped its first ... >> Soccer America Daily Archives