Jurgen Klinsmann is Not the Right Man To Replace Bob Bradley as US Coach

By Andrew Jordan
at Internationaled.org

Published: August 28, 2010

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After the United States' failure in the 2006 World Cup, coach Bruce Arena found himself without a job and United States Soccer President Suni Gulati found himself trying to replace Arena with one of the greatest footballers of all-time.

That footballer was non other than the coach of Germany as they finished in third in the World Cup in Jurgen Klinsmann.

Klinsmann, of course, was living in the United States at the time in California, and had worked for the Los Angeles Galaxy prior to working for Germany as a technical adviser.

But Klinsmann declined the job and in came Chivas USA coach Bob Bradley as the new coach for the Americans.

And under Bradley, the US started to go with a much-needed youth movement and started to play much better as a whole.

The US were able to win the 2007 Gold Cup in Bradley's first competition and were able to go to the Confederations Cup final and finish first in CONCACAF qualifying before going to the 2010 World Cup.

And in the World Cup, the United States were able to finish first in their group for the first time since 1930 as the US lost in the round of 16 in extra time to Ghana.

After the loss, Gulati started to distance Bradley from the US job, saying that "I think the team is capable of more. I think the players know it. I think Bob knows it. At that level, we are disappointed we didn't get to play another 90 minutes, at least."

And recently, Bradley has now been linked to the Aston Villa job and has made it pretty clear that he would love the job.

But after a recent meeting with Gulati, Bradley could see his tenure as US coach now at a conclusion due to Jurgen Klinsmann meeting with Gulati over the US job, according to ESPN reports.

But even if Bradley's time is all but over, Jurgen Klinsmann is not the right man to take over as the head coach of the United States national team.

For starters, Bradle...
Article Source: Bleacher Report - International Football

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