4
Jun

USA boss Klinsmann will not restrict players from sex during World Cup

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High fives all around for USA’s soccer heroes.

Why do you ask? If you must know, United States men’s national team manager Jurgen Klinsmann will not forbid his players from having sex during the 2014 World Cup this summer.

Whereas the national teams of Mexico and Brazil have already been handed strict guidelines on what they can and cannot do in the bedroom during the World Cup, the Yanks have been given the green light.

In an interview with Fusion TV, Klinsmann fielded a very diplomatically phrased question on “physicality and intimacy.”

Klinsmann added:

"We are very casual in the way we approach things. Their families can come pretty much any time, they will be at the games, they can come to the hotel and we can have barbecues together. I think every nation is different.

I played in different countries where you didn’t see your girlfriend or your wife for two months. That was more the Italian background when I played in Italy. Every team and every country handles that differently based on their culture. So I respect the Mexican approach because it is their culture.

"We have a group of guys together and an environment together that is very open, it’s very casual. But once we go on the field for training and for the games we are very serious and down to business."

The video can been seen below:

Freedom, you gotta love it!

H/T Guyism

Image provided by USA Today.

26
May

Mike Magee trolls Jurgen Klinsmann’s son with Tweet

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We all remember this, don’t we?

That was the imprudent, maligned Tweet posted - and quickly deleted - by Jurgen Klinsmann’s son Jonathan the day Landon Donovan was cut from the U.S. national team’s World Cup roster.

On Sunday, just three days after the roster snub, Donovan scored two goals against the Philadelphia Union to become Major League Soccer’s all-time leading scorer. Some response! To make the moment even better, reigning MLS MVP Mike Magee of the Chicago Fire couldn’t help but take the opportunity to stand up for his former Galaxy teammate and troll Klinsmann’s son hard at the same time.

Check it out:

Team Donovan 1, Team Klinsmann 0.

h/t FTW

2
Feb

Jurgen Klinsmann explains his love for flying

Did you know United States men’s national team manager Jurgen Klinsmann has a pilot’s license?

In the video above posted by US Soccer, Klinsmann takes to the skies in a helicopter and shares that flying was actually his childhood dream before he “unfortunately became a soccer player.” (Yeah, a real shame he did).

Klinsmann is famous for his incredible playing career and passion on the sidelines, but little did we know his true calling had nothing to do with the sport at all!

27
Jul

Suspended? Here’s a solution for Jurgen Klinsmann

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Jurgen Klinsmann makes a solid Uncle Sam. (Bruce Raksnys/FOX Sports)

After a sideline outburst in Wednesday’s semifinal, USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann is suspended for the Gold Cup final against Panama on Sunday.

While the team surely knows the game plan by now, Klinsmann has a knack for making timely substitutions. Like this one:

The USA will sorely miss Klinsmann’s in-game sideline tactics, but there is a way to communicate with the coaches on the bench: the American Outlaws.

This rowdy group of USA fans can be heard loud and clear across any stadium, and they’re willing to lend their pipes to Klinsmann to help him lead the team to Gold Cup glory.

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All Klinsmann needs to do is throw on some red, white and blue, hop on the capo stand and let the Outlaws do the rest.

24
Jul

Klinsmann sent off against Honduras, could miss Gold Cup final

By Leander Schaerlaeckens

ARLINGTON, Texas – USA head coach Jurgen Klinsmann could miss Sunday’s Gold Cup final after being dismissed for complaining and slamming down the ball after a series of non-calls in the United States’ 3-1 semifinal win against Honduras.

Since there is no such thing as a red card for managers, only straight ejections, suspensions are not automatic and a disciplinary committee will take referee Walter Quesada’s match report into consideration and deliver a verdict within 24 to 48 hours, according to a CONCACAF spokesman.

In the 87th minute of the match, with the score at 3-1 in the USA’s favor, DaMarcus Beasley looked to have been fouled after losing control of the ball, which went out of play for a Honduras throw-in. An enraged Klinsmann had a few choice words for the referee, gesticulating and possibly swearing in multiple languages until the official sent him out of his coach’s box.

“It was just a reaction out of frustration because fouls had added up throughout the last half an hour, one really, really bad right before our third goal,” Klinsmann explained following the game. “And then came this foul on [DaMarcus] Beas[ley] with two guys going into him from behind and I just kind of overboiled it.”

Klinsmann chuckled at that point, having long since returned to his invariably laid back demeanor. Then he turned apologetic. “Obviously you shouldn’t then throw the ball down on the ground,” he said. “I apologize for that reaction. It was not meant against the referee, against nobody. It was just frustration because you fear the health of the player in that moment.”

“He sticks up for us players, so I don’t have any complaints about that,” said Beasley, the captain.

Yet for the coach’s contrition, his fate is at the mercy of other men. “That would not be good for us,” star forward Landon Donovan said of a possible suspension. “We’re very hopeful that that’s not the case. You never want to see a player or a coach suspended for a final so hopefully whoever reviews that takes that into consideration. Sometimes that happens in the game and we’ve all made those sorts of decisions at times so hopefully it doesn’t affect us.”

“It’s going to be a loss if he’s not with us on the sideline,” Beasley said. “But at the same time, he’ll be with us in spirit if he’s not there. I’m sure he’ll be cheering us on wherever he’s sitting.”

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