Jurgen Klinsmann fired as USMNT struggles in World Cup qualifying

Jurgen Klinsmann’s reign at U.S. Soccer House is over. The United States Soccer Federation announced Monday in a statement that it has fired Klinsmann as men’s national team coach and technical director. U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati decided on the coaching change in the wake of Team USA’s disastrous start to the final round of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying. “We want...
November 21, 2016  |  Discuss

US Soccer has looked at potential Klinsmann replacements for a year

The United States National Men’s Soccer Team has hit near rock bottom this week according to some fans. With back-to-back losses in World Cup qualifying to Mexico and Costa Rica, fans everywhere are calling for head coach Jurgen Klinsmann to be fired. While that probably won’t happen anytime soon, U.S. Soccer has reportedly been looking at potential replacements for a year now...
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November 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Jurgen Klinsmann's time is done: U.S. Soccer has to fire the USMNT manager

On Thursday, Jurgen Klinsmann presided over arguably the United States' worst loss of the modern era. By Friday, he may not have a job and, frankly, he shouldn't. There is no reasonable case to be made anymore that Klinsmann should continue as the U.S. manager.There are some results that cannot be overcome and losing 4-0 to Costa Rica is one of them. It was the Americans' worst...
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November 16, 2016

Hope Solo to appeal suspension from U.S. Soccer

Hope Solo plans to appeal the suspension issued to her by U.S. Soccer, the executive director of the US Women’s National Team Players’ Association said on Wednesday. News emerged on Wednesday evening that Solo was suspended six months and had her national team contract terminated by U.S. Soccer. The suspension comes after Solo made controversial comments calling Sweden “cowards” after...
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August 24, 2016  |  Discuss

U.S. Soccer hands Solo six month suspension for Olympic comments

Before Ryan Lochte got himself into trouble at the Olympics, Hope Solo was at the center of her own self-inflicted controversy in Rio de Janeiro. And we’re not even talking about her Zika virus jokes. Following the U.S. women’s soccer team’s stunning quarterfinal loss against Sweden at the 2016 Summer Olympics, Solo said USA “lost to a bunch of cowards,” among other...
August 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Sunil Gulati: The American FIFA Kingmaker

For decades, Sunil Gulati bided his time, rising from a volunteer to president of U.S. Soccer. And slowly he climbed, rung by rung, from the local organizing committee of the 1994 World Cup to FIFA’s mighty Executive Committee. There was always a sense about the Indian-American economics lecturer at Columbia University that he was playing a very long game. On Friday, he may have...
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February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

U.S. Soccer president Gulati explains absence from Senate subcommittee hearing

ST. LOUIS --U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati cited the initial focus of hearing as the primary reason why he did not testify before a U.S. Senate subcommittee in July.Gulati did not appear before a panel convened to investigate the governance and integrity at FIFA this summer. U.S. Soccer CEO Dan Flynn instead fielded several hours of pointed questioning about what U.S. Soccer...
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November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Sunil Gulati expresses disappointment after USA Gold Cup exit

CHESTER, Pa. -- U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati expressed his disappointment about the fourth-place finish at the CONCACAF Gold Cup, but he underscored his support for coach and technical director Jurgen Klinsmann in the wake of the setback. Gulati cited the recent form of the team in the buildup to the tournament and noted the federation must move forward with one eye on the...
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July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

USSF President Sunil Gulati: Fan Reception Of U.S. Team ‘Better Than Expected’

The 2014 FIFA World Cup has had a record number of American viewers, and the fan reception of the U.S. men’s national soccer team has surprised even U.S. Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati. Perhaps it’s because the USA team is doing better than expected, but regardless of the reason, Gulati is pleased with the results. “The narrative that’s constant and consistent...
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

U.S. Soccer denies rumors about maybe hosting 2022 World Cup

U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati has denied a report that claimed FIFA told the Americans to be ready if Qatar does not host the 2022 World Cup. “They haven’t asked us and I cannot imagine it happening anytime soon,” Gulati told Sam Borden of The New York Times. The original report was in the form of a tweet by ESPN’s Jorje Ramos. That tweet has been deleted...
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

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