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US Soccer hires Juergen Klinsmann to coach men's national team
This time, it's not just talk: Juergen Klinsmann is the new coach of the U.S. men's national soccer team.
U.S. Soccer moved quickly to name a replacement for fired coach Bob Bradley, announcing Klinsmann's hiring Friday. The former standout player and coach for the German national team will be a familiar name to American fans, given that U.S. Soccer 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.
Now, with the U.S. team's progress seemingly stalled, it's time to see what Klinsmann can do.
The U.S. team faces archrival Mexico in an exhibition match in Philadelphia on Aug. 10, and qualifying for the next 2014 World Cup in Brazil begins next year.