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Oct 15, 2014

Soccer-MLS chief fires back at Klinsmann over ‘damaging’ comments

Oct 15 (Reuters) – Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber hit back strongly at U.S. national team coach Juergen Klinsmann for saying players switching to the league could be hampered by a drop in form.

While MLS has trumpeted the return of leading U.S. players like Clint Dempsey and Michael Bradley as a sign of the league’s rise, Klinsmann said this week that players returning from stints in Europe risked a drop in form.

Oct 15, 2014

MLS chief says Klinsmann’s criticism ‘detrimental’ to league

By Simon Evans

(Reuters) – Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber hit back strongly at U.S. national team coach Juergen Klinsmann’s recent comments that players switching to the North American league could be hampered by a drop in form.

While MLS has trumpeted the return of leading U.S. players like Clint Dempsey and Michael Bradley as a sign of the league’s rise, Klinsmann said this week that players returning from stints Europe risked a drop in form.

Oct 15, 2014

Soccer-MLS chief says Klinsmann’s criticism ‘detrimental’ to league

Oct 15 (Reuters) – Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber hit back strongly at U.S. national team coach Juergen Klinsmann’s recent comments that players switching to the North American league could be hampered by a drop in form.

While MLS has trumpeted the return of leading U.S. players like Clint Dempsey and Michael Bradley as a sign of the league’s rise, Klinsmann said this week that players returning from stints Europe risked a drop in form.

Oct 15, 2014

Klinsmann tries proven German way to extend Jones’ time

BOCA RATON Florida (Reuters) – Jermaine Jones had a fine World Cup for the United States in Brazil and coach Juergen Klinsmann is hoping a new role will extend the 32-year-old midfielder’s career to the 2018 tournament in Russia.

A combative, all-action box-to-box midfielder, German-born Jones might struggle to maintain his effectiveness in that role over the next four years as age inevitably catches up with him.

Oct 15, 2014

Soccer-Klinsmann tries proven German way to extend Jones’ time

BOCA RATON, Florida, Oct 15 (Reuters) – Jermaine Jones had a fine World Cup for the United States in Brazil and coach Juergen Klinsmann is hoping a new role will extend the 32-year-old midfielder’s career to the 2018 tournament in Russia.

A combative, all-action box-to-box midfielder, German-born Jones might struggle to maintain his effectiveness in that role over the next four years as age inevitably catches up with him.

Oct 15, 2014

Figueroa header earns Honduras draw with U.S

BOCA RATON Florida (Reuters) – Maynor Figueroa’s header four minutes from time canceled out Jozy Altidore’s opener and earned Honduras a 1-1 draw with the United States in their friendly on Tuesday.

Altidore has been struggling for form with his Premier League club Sunderland but, playing in his hometown, repaid the faith shown in him by U.S. head coach Juergen Klinsmann.

Oct 15, 2014

Soccer-Figueroa header earns Honduras draw with U.S.

BOCA RATON, Florida, Oct 14 (Reuters) – Maynor Figueroa’s header four minutes from time cancelled out Jozy Altidore’s opener and earned Honduras a 1-1 draw with the United States in their friendly on Tuesday.

Altidore has been struggling for form with his Premier League club Sunderland but, playing in his hometown, repaid the faith shown in him by U.S. head coach Juergen Klinsmann.

Oct 14, 2014

Klinsmann not happy with American returns to MLS

BOCA RATON Florida (Reuters) – Major League Soccer has trumpeted the return home of leading American players as a sign of the league’s rise but United States national coach Juergen Klinsmann is worried players making the switch could be hampered by the drop in standard.

Clint Dempsey’s move from Tottenham Hotspur to Seattle Sounders and Michael Bradley’s switch from AS Roma to Toronto FC were greeted with some fanfare by MLS but Klinsmann says it may be tough for the players to maintain their standards of play.

Oct 14, 2014

Soccer-Klinsmann not happy with American returns to MLS

BOCA RATON, Florida, Oct 14 (Reuters) – Major League Soccer has trumpeted the return home of leading American players as a sign of the league’s rise but United States national coach Juergen Klinsmann is worried players making the switch could be hampered by the drop in standard.

Clint Dempsey’s move from Tottenham Hotspur to Seattle Sounders and Michael Bradley’s switch from AS Roma to Toronto FC were greeted with some fanfare by MLS but Klinsmann says it may be tough for the players to maintain their standards of play.

Oct 14, 2014

Klinsmann looks to old guard to take on ‘mentor’ roles

BOCA RATON Florida (Reuters) – United States coach Juergen Klinsmann welcomes back his key World Cup starters for Tuesday’s friendly against Honduras and hopes they take on ‘mentor’ roles with new faces in his squad.

Klinsmann fielded experimental teams in friendlies against Czech Republic and Ecuador but will field a side with a mix of youth and experience at FAU Stadium against the regional rivals.

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