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Juergen Klinsmann has much to do to make U.S. soccer a true contender
Juergen Klinsmann has much to do to make U.S. soccer a true contender

Early Wednesday morning, just a few hours after the U.S. was eliminated from the World Cup in an extra-time loss to Belgium, Coach Juergen Klinsmann rebooked his flight back to Southern California. Last month Klinsmann had pledged to stay in Brazil through the final, intimating that his team might just as well stay there with him. "You never know what will happen," he said cheerily. By Wednesday reality had returned. The U.S. is no more ready to win the World Cup than the Houston Astros are ready to win the World Series. So Klinsmann, the technical director of U.S. Soccer as well as the national team coach, decided to rush home and get to work on turning that around. And he...

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