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The 18-24 month campaign to qualify for the FIFA World Cup finals reveals to the world what a national soccer team is made of.
Major international tournaments like the World Cup can show where a team stands (in relation to its competition) at a given moment in time, but we learn the fundamental lessons about a team from the long road to qualification.
The United States Men’s National Soccer Team qualified for the 2014 World Cup on Tuesday, courtesy of a 2-0 victory against Mexico and Honduras’ draw against Panama. Reaching the World Cup is no longer a notable achievement for the U.S., as 2014 will be the Americans’ seventh-straight appearance in the showcase event. At this point in its history as a soccer nation, it would take a calamity of unspeakable proportions for the U.S. to fail qualify.
While qualifying doesn’t, in itself, represent a major change in U.S. soccer’s place in the world, the manner in which it qualified is a telling sign of progress. Under head coach Jurgen Klins...
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Jurgen Klinsmann sat on a podium and smiled after guiding the United States into its seventh straight World Cup.
Not to minimize the accomplishment, but the former German star player and coach will be judged not on reaching soccer's elite tournament, but on how well the United States performs in Brazil next year.
''The team's success, especially in official competitions...
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist On paper, Jurgen Klinsmann looks like a genius.
The U.S. men's national team has never had a better year, at least measured by results, and it's only September. The 2-0 win Tuesday night over bitter rival Mexico punched the Americans' ticket to the 2014 World Cup with two games to spare, and set a record for most...
1) Jurgen Klinsmann “A lot of things in U.S. football are developing positively. Not only the national team, but also the youth department and the training conditions.” - Jurgen Klinsmann Look, this qualifying campaign hasn’t always been pretty, but you could argue that it was never supposed to be. Jurgen Klinsmann has the unenviable task [&hellip(Visited 1 times, 1...
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Clint Dempsey’s penalty miss in the dying moments of the United States National Team’s 2-0 victory over Mexico Tuesday night carried an overwhelming sense of poetry and fate.
A conversion from Dempsey would have made the final score 3-0. 3-0 is a thumping in soccer, a thorough, convincing, deserved victory...
After wrapping up World Cup qualifying, the U.S. men will travel to Scotland for a Nov. 15 exhibition at Hampden Park in Glasgow.
The match is ''crucial,'' U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann says, because there aren't many opportunities to see his team before rosters are due for next year's World Cup in Brazil. Following the final two qualifiers next month, there...
A 2-0 win over Mexico helped Jurgen Klinsmann's men secure their 7th straight trip to FIFA's most prestigious tournamentThe post U.S. clinches 2014 World Cup berth! appeared first on The Soccer Daily.
USA 2-0 Mexico
USMNT are officially on the plane to brazil next summer 2014. here are the post game quotes from the team:
U.S. Men’s National Team head coach JURGEN KLINSMANN
On looking back on the last 26 months:
“We managed to bring along a lot of players that show us hopefully a bright future. Even through a negative experience like not qualifying for the Olympics. You still...
The United States will play a friendly against Scotland in Glasgow as the national team prepares for the 2014 World Cup .
"The game against Scotland is crucial for us because we have so few games between now and when we name the roster for the FIFA World Cup," said manager Jurgen Klinsmann. "It's a huge opportunity for the players, and we are excited to play against...
Hey, it’s not too early to speculate. But who should be in the starting 11 during the 2014 World Cup will be probably be the main discussion point surrounding U.S. soccer all the way up to the first game in Brazil at the 2014 World Cup.
U.S. men’s national team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has big decisions in front of him to figure out on who to start. And, they will not be easy...
Eddie Johnson’s 49th minute header opens up the scoring. United States leads 1-0 over Mexico.
Jurgen Klinsmann’s reaction to the goal.
A few hundred of them had hung around, just in case.
It was looking an awful lot like it would happen, after all. They'd sung and danced and bounced and yelled all day and all night, jumping so hard on the wooden bleachers in the supporters' section that they'd broken a dozen or so of them. They'd lived nervously and vicariously through the United States men'...