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Jurgen Klinsmann trying to stay positive after November firing by U.S. soccer team

Jurgen Klinsmann trying to stay positive after November firing by U.S. soccer team

The last time Jurgen Klinsmann was seen in a public setting, he was seated behind a flimsy card table in Costa Rica’s national stadium, fending off pointed questions about his future with the U.S. soccer team.

Less than a week later he was fired, ending a 5½-year roller-coaster ride in which the national team climbed to new heights and sank to historic lows.

Klinsmann will step back into the spotlight Friday when he speaks at a national soccer coaches’ convention at the L.A. Convention Center. Ahead of that, Klinsmann on Thursday gave his first interview since his November sacking and while admitting frustration at not being able to finish the job...

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