Klinsmann red-carded in starring role against Germany

Jonathan Klinsmann's first international match against Germany, the country his father, Jurgen, played for and coached, was a memorable one as he made six saves in a 2-1 win for the U.S. under-18 national team in the first of two international friendlies in Marbella, Spain, but he was red-carded in stoppage time on the play that led to a consolation goal from the penalty spot.

Mauricio Pineda opened the scoring with a 19th-minute volley and Brooks Lennon scored on a rebound of a shot by his longtime RSL AZ teammate Sebastian Saucedo in the 76th minute to give the USA a 2-0 lead.

VfB Stuttgart's Prince Osei Owusu scored a minute after Klinsmann, who had earlier received a yellow card, was red carded and replaced in goal by JT Marcinkowski.

The USA and Germany will meet again on Friday.

Dec. 17 in Marbella
USA 2 Germany 1.
Goals: Pineda 19, Lennon 76; Owusu pen. 90+3.
USA -- Klinsmann; Duncan (Jones, 78), Redding, Pineda, Pelaez; Lindley, Swanson, Yueill (Fernandez, 64); Saucedo (Williamson, 78), Elney (Marcinkowski, 90+2), Mansaray (Lennon, 64).
Germany -- Reimann; Bader (Buhler, 46), Pfaffigen, Clasen, Mehlem (Wagner, 46); Fechner (Kader, 73), Mittelstadt, Strein (Amamoo, 61); Wekesser (Morschel, 80), Owusu, Bytyqi (Galleski, 61).



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3 comments about "Klinsmann red-carded in starring role against Germany".
  1. BJ Genovese, December 18, 2014 at 10:07 a.m.

    Nepotism at its best. Bwaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaaaaa

  2. Robert Russell , December 18, 2014 at 10:49 a.m.

    The under 18s beat Germany and the headline is about the goalie's stoppage time red card? Really?

  3. Xavi Hernandez , December 19, 2014 at 1:16 a.m.

    nah, there's no nepotism in US soccer :)

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