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Gulati: MNT List Down to Five

U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati is the man in charge of finding a head coach for the men's national team. It is his choice, which he tells ESPN Soccernet has been whittled down to five names. Columnist Andrea Canales guesses the remaining candidates are: former Germany coach Juergen Klinsmann, former Argentina coach Jose Pekerman, D.C. United coach Peter Nowak, Chivas USA coach Bob Bradley and former Real Madrid coach and current Manchester United No. 2 Carlos Queiroz. Gulati says the U.S. federation has funds in reserve to secure the right candidate, provided the right candidate wants the job. Klinsmann is probably Gulati's first choice, although the German has been ambiguous about his future plans. Gulati says a choice will be made in the next 30 to 60 days, which means an official appointment could come as soon as MLS Cup 2006 on Nov. 12. Canales points out that it would be a neat little publicity stunt from the man who was once MLS Deputy Commissioner. Aside from the task of appointing the next coach, Gulati is pushing to get MLS teams involved in the Copa Libertadores, and the U.S. national team regularly included in the Copa America.

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