Jurgen Klinsmann as U.S. MNT Head Coach
Dec 12, 2013
Klinsmann became the 35th coach in the history of the U.S. Men’s National Team on July 29, 2011. During the past two years, he has accomplished a number of substantial achievements:
- Klinsmann’s record as head coach of the Men’s National Team is 27-10-7, including two back-to-back record-setting years.
- After finishing 2012 with a 9-2-3 record, good for a .750 winning percentage to equal the best ever winning percentage to date, a year later Klinsmann led the team to an even better record, setting single year records for wins (16), winning percentage (.761), and consecutive wins (12).
- The U.S. finished the final round of 2013 CONCACAF World Cup qualifying atop the Hexagonal with a 7-1-2 overall record, including an unblemished 5-0-0 home record that was achieved by keeping clean sheets in all five matches.
- The team won six straight games en route to capturing the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup, during which the squad scored a record 20 goals.
- Klinsmann has won a record-setting 12 straight games at home, and also led the MNT to a 12-game winning streak, the longest in program history.
- 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
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