MNT 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