Tag Archives: Klinsmann

Hamburgers und Frankfurters

“I will always have the half-side of Germany in my heart, but all of us half players—and the coach, too—we will try to win this game for America. We want to get to the next round.” These were Jermaine Jones’ … Continue reading

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The Butcher, The Baker, the Quarterfinals maker?

On Thursday May 29th, Jurgen Klinsmann announced his 23 player roster for the World Cup and rocked the soccer world. The former is a normal duty of all national team coaches — all 32 teams must do likewise no later … Continue reading

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The Deuce is Loose in Manaus

The draw for our national team in the 2014 World Cup came out last Friday, and people are saying it will be harder to get out of Group G than the Red Wedding. JUNE 16: United States vs. Ghana in Natal. … Continue reading

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Coaching and bug spray

Writing bout Klinsi, I am reminded of a story I heard in business school. A large corporation had made a very effective insecticide but they found it was not selling well. When they performed focus groups they learned that customers … Continue reading

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All We Are Saying, Is Give Klins a Chance

The USA Men’s National Soccer team has a new coach. He’s overseen three games and won none of them. Critics are already taking note, circling like buzzards over an orphaned calf in the desert. With these unimpressive results, it’s easy … Continue reading

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Not a great start

US Soccer in general, and Sunil Gulati specifically, have been courting Juergen Klinsmann for years. Please take the job as coach of the men’s national team. We love you. We really, really want you. Given all this, don’t you think … Continue reading

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