He said it would make no sense to load up on home games against opponents the USA would beat.
“If we wouldn’t do that," he said of the heavy schedule of matches in Europe, "there’d be no growth. If we would just be comfortable and play all of our games in the U.S. against teams that we’d most likely beat, there is no growth.”
Klinsmann said the priority was to find new players to build competition within the inner circle of the national team.
“Then, we’ll decide by summer who’s matching more the under-23s, the Olympic team, maybe some go even to [the U-20s] hopefully to the World Cup in New Zealand. These are all kinds of points that are far more important right now than results, even if you always want to get results.”