U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann is closing in on adding another big piece to the coaching staff, as U.S. Soccer has made contact with former Austrian international Andreas Herzog after receiving permission from the Austrian Federation last week.
Herzog would be bring a wealth of playing and coaching experience, having earned 106 appearances and scoring 24 goals for Austria, making him their most-capped player in history. In a 18-year professional career that included stops in the top leagues in Austria, Germany and the United States, the midfielder scored more than 100 goals, winning two German Cups and the UEFA Cup championship in 1996 with Bayern Munich. He finished his playing days with a season at the Los Angeles Galaxy.
Herzog served as an assistant coach for the Austria National Team from 2008-09, and spent the last two years as the head coach of the U-21 Austria National Team.
In his projected role with the U.S., he would serve as the USA’s liaison in Europe to players, coaches and club leaders, and be the primary scout. Additionally, he would be one the assistants in all U.S. camps and games along with current U.S. assistant coach Martin Vasquez and goalkeeper coach Chris Woods.