NOW THAT U.S. Soccer's perennial coach-in-waiting finally has the job, Juergen Klinsmann will be expected to kick start a stagnant men's national team.
U.S. Soccer moved quickly to name a replacement after firing Bob Bradley on Thursday by announcing Klinsmann's hiring yesterday.
And he'll get his first game with his new team here on Aug. 10 when the U.S. meets Mexico at Lincoln Financial Field.
The former standout player with five European powers (Stuttgart, Inter Milan, Monaco, Tottenham Hotspur, Bayern Munich), a 1990 World Cup-winner with West Gernmany, a 1996 European champion with Germany, and coach of the German national team, Klinsmann is a familiar name to American fans. The U.S. almost hired him twice, first after the 2006 World Cup and again last year before giving Bradley what turned out to be a short-lived contract extension.