ASN Morning Read: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
November 21, 2016
- Jurgen Klinsmann is out as the United States men's national team coach.
- Bruce Arena is the presumed successor, but let’s not forget his comments in 2013 on dual-nationals…
"Players on the nat'l team should be American. If they're born in other countries, we aren't making progress." -Bruce Arena, in next issue— ESPN The Magazine (@ESPNMag) March 14, 2013
- What does U.S. Soccer need to do to right the ship in the post-Klinsmann world?
- Winners and Losers? We have a list right here.
- Some of Klinsmann’s most outspoken critics weighed in on Twitter:
Never want to see someone lose their job. I have no doubt that this talented group of players will qualify for Russia '18 #USA ????????????????????????— Landon Donovan (@landondonovan) November 21, 2016
????— Benny Feilhaber (@b_feilhaber22) November 21, 2016
- Podcast! The boys discuss Klinsmann’s ousting and what the future holds for the U.S. men.
- Some other American players weighed in on Klinsmann as a person and coach:
I'm sad to see @J_Klinsmann go. He was a great coach and a great man despite what most people at think at this time. He truly cares about...— Joshua Gatt (@JoshuaGatt) November 21, 2016
His players. He has brought a lot to this national team and he will be missed. Thank you for your time @J_Klinsmann.— Joshua Gatt (@JoshuaGatt) November 21, 2016
When he genuinely cared for the players..If it wasn't for him and his support I wouldn't have been able to get some of the rehab for my knee— Joe Gyau (@36finest) November 21, 2016
Called me into my first camp ever and started me and I played 90 minutes. Even after I got hurt still checked on me every month for 1.5 yrs— Joe Gyau (@36finest) November 21, 2016
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to play for my country & for giving me the chance to wear the most beautiful crest in the world.????????????????— Gregory Garza (@gmgarza24) November 21, 2016