US Soccer President Sunil Gulati just announced that Jurgen Klinsmann as the new head coach of the US Men’s National soccer team. Klinsmann is the 35th coach in the program’s history.
An official press conference will be held Monday, August 1 in New York City. Klinsmann will be at the helm when the USMNT exacts revenge on Mexico August 10 at Lincoln Financial Field.
“I am proud and honored to be named the head coach of the U.S. Men’s National Team. I would like to thank the U.S. Soccer Federation for the opportunity, and I’m excited about the challenge ahead. I am looking forward to bringing the team together for our upcoming match against Mexico and starting on the road toward qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.” Klinsmann said.
The German, a prolific striker in his day, has been a top candidate for the US job for a long time, and Bob Bradley’s stumble in the Gold Cup final seemed to leave little doubt that there would be a change at the top of the men’s program.