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USMNT host luncheon for local media in Sao Paulo

USMNT Training Sao Paulo, Brazil

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      • Joe+G

        Decreases his changes from.0000003% to .0000001%. I doubt he is moved by this development.

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      • LOL

        At least I can speak Portuguese.. something I’d rec/ if attending this years finals .. good luck bro

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    • Deckard

      I’m impressed she pronounced often correctly. Most people in the US do not pronounce often with a silent “t”.

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      • betamale

        Agreed. Though I think you can pronounce it (correctly) with the soft or hard ‘t’, not many Americans do use the soft one.

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  • Amru

    I really appreciate how dedicated klinsmann is to the USMNT head coaching job. He seems to have such enthusiasm and passion for the job half the time I forget he’s German.

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    • Ian

      Agreed! It will be interesting to see if he ever returns to Germany full time after his time with the USMNT is up. He’s married to an American woman, has two kids (born in the US?), owns a house in Huntington Beach, has lived in California off and on since the early 2000s. I would not be shocked if he gains US citizenship, but I don’t know how feasible that is given our busted immigration system. I feel like service to the USMNT should grant automatic US citizenship.

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      • Ian

        ‘Tis your opinion, to which you are entitled. I disagree, but SBI isn’t the place for that discussion. Believe it or not, I didn’t even think about the political aspects of the topic, only that it takes fooooorreeveeer to gain US citizenship.

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      • Jman

        This topic (immigration) is not mearly political it affects soccer and the national team. That being said, yes it should take a long time to become a citizen and it would not take Klinnsman that long because he is married to an American. But if a player wants American citizenship and goes through the proper channels I think it should be tough and take a long time.

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      • Joe+G

        He has hinted that he might become a citizen. He’s had a Green Card for over 5 years, so it’s pretty automatic to become a citizen now anyway.

        And his kids were born in the US. He even lived here while coaching the Germans, something they weren’t too happy about. He might be willing to leave the country for a while now that his kids are older, but he’s very happy in California.

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      • Horsewhistle

        He would have to give up his German citizenship. No dual citizenship unless one or both parents have another nationality.

        Who cares, it’s not like we’re cap tying him. Wife and kids = America and I don’t need any more proof. Especially in giving up his coaching position to be with the fam in Merica.

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      • Mason

        The US has no restrictions on dual nationality, even for newly naturalized citizens. They are not required to renounce their former citizenship.

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      • bottlcaps

        Mr. Klinsmann is married to American Citizen has two children who are American Citizens , has a Green Card and has has invested in several US businesses including his own. In short. Mr. Klinsmann can become a US citizens anytime he wants.He has already qualified.

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      • Horsewhistle

        Plus, his selection of white sneakers is not limited to a tennis court = American.

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      • Reboot

        I’d never thought much about that but yes… that sounds pretty damn American.

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  • JayAre

    Klinsmann is really trying to make us popular. If they write enough good stories about us we might get more fans at the stadium and more of a bias towards us. At least we can win the psychological match before the actual game.

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  • Austin from Austin

    Where does Klinsi keep getting all these righteous shirts from? He’s always got some killer USA s
    swag on.

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    • timothy

      I just bought the polo jurgen is wearing in the picture about a week ago. Its available at the us soccer store. Jurgen has really led to much more fashionable clothing. I’d like for this trend to continue

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      • timothy

        Also, you can’t get it on the Nike website. The awesome thing is that someone started a blog called whatsjurgenwearing

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  • Dainja

    LOVE IT!!! the devil is in the details, and we are really thinking of everything when it comes to the upcoming world cup. This is a brilliant PR move by our USA staff.

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  • TDO

    This is very good PR work by the USA. Accessibility will make them well liked by the local media, which could transform a neutral stadium in our favor.

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    • A Goose

      I thought that…I also saw this as a move to get US players more coverage and media during the tournament to raise their stock for transfer after the WC. Either way an interesting move by Klinsmann.

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  • ChuckinBham

    NEVER, EVER estimate the the marketing power that is the US. We do it better than anyone else (x2) in the world.

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  • sir coble

    I like the Beasley statue they put on Sao Paulo Park bench. Nice touch! Seriously that guy was lost in thought.

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  • Raymon

    They had me at “Brazilian Barbecue”. Too bad style points dont count in the group stage.

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