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Jonathan Klinsmann named to Hertha Berlin bench for Europa League match

A young American goalkeeper is getting his first taste of Europe this evening.

Jonathan Klinsmann, son of former U.S. Men’s National Team manager Jurgen Klinsmann, was named to the bench for the first time as Hertha Berlin takes on Ukrainian side Zorya Luhansk in Europa League action.

The 20 year old Klinsmann signed with Hertha Berlin this summer after two seasons with the University of California. He also represented the United States at the U-18 and U-20 levels. His most recent accomplishment was leading the U.S. U-20 National Team to the quarterfinals of the U-20 World Cup last spring,


  1. Would be great for a GK to step up and be the guy for the next nine years. A long with one of the potential CB be a leader of the backline. The a future tandem of defensive midfielders be groomed to orchestrate the attack and put out fires. Sounds ambitious but this is how teams are built to succeed. I know I would be asking a lot for a pair of CB’s to be on the same club team or even a few midfielders.

  2. While I’m sure Jonathan Klinsmann has a dog, and girlfriend – Always good to see a young American challenging themselves against better competition, in better leagues with bigger rewards in favor of comfort.

  3. Was pretty solid in the World Cup minus the big blunder.

    He has that tall lany frame that with the right development could became very good.


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