Jurgen Klinsmann: Two Years and Counting
On July 29, 2011, Jurgen Klinsmann became the 35th coach in the history of the U.S. Men’s National Team. The former World Cup and European Champion has been at the helm for two years. Here’s a look at the program’s achievements so far.
- Overall, Klinsmann has a 24-8-6 record
- He has led the MNT to a 12-game winning streak, the longest in program history.
- The U.S. finished 2012 with a 9-2-3 record, good for a .750 winning percentage and equaling the best ever winning percentage.
- The team won six straight games en route to capturing the 2013 Gold Cup, during which they scored a record 20 goals.
- Committed to challenging the group against the best, under Klinsmann the United States has a 2-1-1 record against teams ranked in the top 10 in the world.
- With Klinsmann at the helm, the U.S. has collected four historic victories:
- Beating four-time World Cup champion Italy for the first time ever.
- Earning the first win against Mexico on Mexican soil.
- Defeating Jamaica on the road for the first time in World Cup Qualifying.
- Topping second-ranked Germany in U.S. Soccer’s Centennial Celebration Match.
- Earning the first come-from-behind victory on European soil when the MNT erased a 2-0 halftime deficit in the 4-3 win against Bosnia-Herzegovina.
By the numbers:
8 – Wins in 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying
12 – Consecutive wins, a team record
15 – Clean sheets
24 – Wins
37 – Goals allowed
71 – Goals scored