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Can Klinsmann Resist California?
Goal.com, April 30th, 2009 3PM

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When former World Cup star Juergen Klinsmann first settled in Southern California he lived in almost blissful anonymity. Many of his neighbors considered him a German tourist or businessman. At 39, the retired striker played "undercover" for local club Orange County Blue Star under the psuedonym of Jay Goppingen (his birthplace in Germany), scoring a number of goals.

Klinsmann couldn't resist opportunities to get involved in the state's professional soccer scene. Klinsmann advised and consulted the construction of Los Angeles' Home Depot Center. And he quietly gained his U.S. coaching certification while shadowing the national team coach at the time, Bruce Arena. He then served as the technical advisor for German-American Sigi Schmid at the Los Angeles Galaxy.

Klinsmann seems unable to escape the lure of sunny California. He commuted from California to Germany during the two years in which he prepared Germany for the 2006 World Cup it hosted. After Klinsmann's disappointing stint with Bayern Munich, many are speculating about his future role in U.S. soccer. Will his availability put pressure on big-name coaches Bruce Arena and Bob Bradley? Will he take a more advisory role with U.S. soccer?

 

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