Klinsmann tapped as coach of U.S. soccer team
By William Spain
CHICAGO (MarketWatch) -- Juergen Klinsmann will be the new head coach of the U.S. men's national soccer team, the sport's governing body said Friday, making the German former World Cup champion the first foreigner to run the squad in almost 20 years. As a player for 17 years, Klinsmann spent time at numerous clubs including VfB Stuttgart, Inter Milan, Tottenham Hotspur and Bayern Munich. The forward also made 108 appearances on behalf of Germany and scored 47 goals, also helping the team win the 1990 World Cup and the 1996 European Championship. He led Germany to a third place finish in 2006 before stepping down as coach of that national team. Klinsmann replaces Bob Bradley, who was fired on Thursday.