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Klinsmann on the U-20 learning curve
March 12th, 2013 8:43PM
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[USA UNDER-20 MEN]Jurgen Klinsmann addressed the U.S. U-20 national team's qualification for the 2013 Under-20 World Cup in Turkey, the first by a men's national team since he took over as national team coach in August 2011.

On the significance of the U-20 MNT qualifying for the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey:
“We’re all excited about the qualification for the Under-20 World Cup and it’s well deserved.  I think we have a couple of individual talents coming through the ranks there, altogether it was very positive.  I’m very happy for Tab Ramoswho is doing a tremendous job.

On what the U-20 World Cup represents for youth national team players:
“The Under-20 World Cup is a huge growing experience for these players. Playing there against all the other nations around the globe helps them, helps them develop, helps them to see if they’re still lacking some things and what’s the gap to other nations that may be better than we are. So it’s a big learning curve they’re going to take in Turkey.”

On what he looks for in U-20 players:
“Obviously, we look at the individual talent, their strengths and weaknesses, and how they connect with each other. There are a lot of elements we talk about afterward with Tab Ramos because they’re the future a couple years down the road. We want to see them in the men’s national team and we want to see them play professional soccer here in MLS or overseas, so therefore we’re really pleased that they made the big step to Turkey.”



7 comments
  1. Chris Sapien
    commented on: March 12, 2013 at 10:03 p.m.
    Here come the "how come he didn't mention americans playing in and for Liga MX?" crowd.........
  1. Luis Arreola
    commented on: March 12, 2013 at 11:34 p.m.
    Your damn right!! I think he knows the quality of the Mexican League though. The U20 best players play in Mexican league. Maybe he wants to see the rest play at least in MLS. As seen with a few of the German players on USA league, overseas isnt always better.
  1. Luis Arreola
    commented on: March 13, 2013 at 12:01 a.m.
    We currently have quite a few overseas players on men's national seniors so we should have no problem qualifying, right?
  1. Luis P. KIFUTSAL
    commented on: March 13, 2013 at 12:16 a.m.
    Too bad the last champion and Argentina will be out this time around, so USA boys could learn and challenge themselves against the top two nations in soccer...
  1. Luis Arreola
    commented on: March 13, 2013 at 10:56 a.m.
    That's true luis, they are proven so. Mexico is making good strides in last few years. Hopefully we can now see them get over that quarterfinal mountain at W.C. 2014. USA should be looking to send players to South America and Mexico for development. It is a more realistic opportunity for more USA players to make possible and should be easier to make relationships with at lower cost for Clubs. Dont you think?
  1. Luis P. KIFUTSAL
    commented on: March 14, 2013 at 1:16 a.m.
    When they finally realize they must leave the country, too late! They can fix within, and make it stronger and more challenged throughout American, however the system need to be changed primarily from 5 to 13 drastically!!!...
  1. Luis Arreola
    commented on: March 14, 2013 at 10:15 a.m.
    Would it be that hard to bring in Brazilian/Mexican coaches with great foot skills and create some excitement with fun training and Futslal, Futsal??

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