MNT Feb 27, 2012
He's had this date marked on the calendar ever since the Italian Federation announced the venue for the Feb. 29 friendly against the United States, and yesterday marked a special occasion for Jurgen Klinsmann as he returned to Genoa, where he played in 1997 for U.C. Sampdoria. He spent one season here under legendary Argentine coach Cesar Luis Menotti, who led Argentina to a World Cup title in 1978.
The former striker was greeted warmly by Sampdoria club officials and fans, and received a jersey with his old #18 from team Vice President Edoardo Garrone.