Posted December 12, 2013

U.S. Soccer, Jurgen Klinsmann agree to 4-year extension

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AP Photo/Amel Emric)

Jurgen Klinsmann helped the U.S. National Soccer team to 12 consecutive wins in 2013. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)

U.S. Soccer and coach Jurgen Klinsmann agreed to a four-year contract extension, keeping him as men’s national team coach through 2018, U.S. Soccer announced.

Terms were not disclosed, but the new deal also named him the U.S. Soccer Technical Director. Klinsmann has been with the U.S. team for over two years, compiling an overall record of 27-10-7.

“One of the reasons we hired Jurgen as our head coach was to advance the program forward and we’ve seen the initial stages of that happening on the field and also off the field in various areas,” said U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati. “In the past two years he has built a strong foundation from the senior team down to the youth teams and we want to continue to build upon that success.”

This year, he led the U.S. to a first-place finish in CONCACAF qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.


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