Report: Klinsmann could be headed to Hertha Berlin

Jonathan Klinsmann, who started in goal for the USA at the Under-20 World Cup, could be headed to German Bundesliga club Hertha Berlin for a 10-day trial, reported B.Z. Berlin. If the tryout, slated to begin on July 3, is successful, he'll join Hertha at its preseason camp in Bad Saarow.

"We want to get to know him, especially our goalkeeper coach Zsolt Petry," Hertha coach Pal Dardai said. "That's why he's being tested with us. "

Klinsmann, who trained with promoted VfB Stuttgart in the spring, has contract offers from second division Eintracht Braunschweig and Ingolstadt as well as a Swiss first division club, according to B.Z. Berlin.

He started all five games for the USA at the U-20 World Cup, playing his best game in the quarterfinals, where the USA fell to Venezuela, 2-1, in overtime. He has played 22 games in two seasons for the University of California.

Hertha Berlin, which returns Rune Jarstein and Thomas Kraft in goal, is looking for a third-string keeper though Klinsmann could end up playing for its U-23 team. It has sent two young keepers -- 22-year-old Marius Gersbeck (Osnabrueck) and Nils Koerber (Preussen Muenster) -- on loan for the 2017-18 season.
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