3. HISTORY: U.S. men's interim coaches

In early 1995, Steve Sampson, an assistant to head coach Bora Milutinovic at the 1994 World Cup, was named interim coach when U.S. Soccer did not keep on Milutinovic. Sampson led the USA to the 1995 U.S. Cup title and third place at the 1995 Copa America, keeping the job he would hold through the 1998 World Cup.

In 1991, John Kowalski went unbeaten in two games against Canada and Mexico at a three-nations tournament in Los Angeles after Bob Gansler, the head U.S. coach at the 1990 World Cup, was not retained and before Milutinovic was hired.

The first full-time U.S. national team coach was German Dettmar Cramer, whose tenure consisted of two friendly games against Mexico -- both losses -- in 1974.  After Cramer returned home to coach Bayern Munich, Al Miller (two losses) and Manfred Schellscheidt (three losses) each took turns coaching the USA in 1975 before Walter Chyzowych was handed the job on a full-time basis in 1976.
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