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LIVE: Jurgen Klinsmann's first press conference as USMNT coach

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  • Spectra

    I would have agreed with Shane 10-15 years ago when I was growing up because me and most of my friends played 6 or 7 sports. We couldn’t keep focused on anything. I work with a lot of youth nowadays and there are tons who carry soccer balls everywhere. Some are totally addicted

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  • Louis Z

    I think Nike is a better known brand over all but not in soccer, and IMHO Adidas 2010 WC kits were way better than Nike’s

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  • Spectra

    From what I heard this man looks like a number 10 of coaching. He seems to know how to delegate responsibilities well, pick up the right people to fill those responsibilities, and praise their names at every chance. He’s the distributor and the general not the hard-nosed forward.

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  • shane

    Klinsi was Robbie Rogers’ mentor so all you Bradley haters can get ready for more Robbie Rogers!!!

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  • shane

    yeah dont read anything into Klinsi’s results because it will still all be Bob Bradley’s fault and all the other stupid American coaches. Jesus cant change water into wine after all, oh wait yes he can, But I thought Klinsmann was Jesus? What?

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  • kimo

    +1

    You are spot on. That’s why it’s so important that he finds a #2 to run the tactics for the USMNT. He’s a great macro thinker. Now, he needs to find the micro thinkers.

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  • Nic D "The Texas 2 Stepper"

    “…too much structure on our youth from playdates to after school activies to camps”

    I agree. Our church’s calendar was a over programmed mess of activity after activity. We stopped doing so much and started to do less programmed stuff and really enjoy our together times more. I have found this approach works well at work too. Maybe doing a bit less will lead to more enjoyable creative times for our youth soccer culture as well.

    Best of luck JK

    Not Just Kidding

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  • Nic D "The Texas 2 Stepper"

    “You have to have structured soccer to make them play … ”

    Uh, Wrong answer.If you have to make them play these are not the kids we should be looking for.

    If US soccer is to achieve great things, we will first need to identify kids that have a great desire to play and win. We Can NOt//Will Not do it with kids who are “made to play”.

    Thank God Messi’s parents “made him play”football. Please!

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  • Nic D "The Texas 2 Stepper"

    I was thinking the same thing. He will not only be Bob’s replacement but Sunil’s at some point as well. Macro thinkers are natural leaders not managers.

    Think Steve Jobs. If you put him in charge of product development he would have produced the iFart.

    Klinsi like Jobs will be better at casting the vision and impacting the culture and produce of American soccer than administrative duties (day to day coaching/drilling/tactics).

    Could be wrong but i doubt it. time will tell

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  • AJ

    I think that would be a good off the pitch role for Rongen. Let him stay there and recruit and keep in touch with some of the younger prospects out there.

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  • AtléticoUnionCity

    Perhaps these kids at this elite academy would be better placed at a hoops camp if they love & prefer bball so much more. This would allow kids from the barrio and those who play on dirt fields who are “hungry” and have futbol in their hearts to take the place of the kids who have to be “made” to play. Apparently these kids are there due to their parents wishes & disposable income and frankly don’t belong there if they don’t live and breathe soccer and only consider it an “activity”.

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  • AtléticoUnionCity

    I see you’ve been drinking major haterade dude. Get over it already and try to add something constructive.

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