Like Beasley and Bedoya, U.S. MNT goalkeeper coach Chris Woods is a former Ranger. He signed with the club in 1986, and won both the Scottish Premier League and the Scottish League Cup in his first season. During that same campaign, Woods played 1,196 minutes from November to January without conceding a goal, setting a new British record. By the time he left Rangers in 1991, he had won the Scottish Premier League and the Scottish League Cup an additional three times each. He was teammates with current Rangers manager and former Scottish international Ally McCoist.
For U.S. assistant Andi Herzog, the pitch at Hampden Park is the spot on which he bid farewell to his career with the Austrian National Team. The former captain made the final of his team record 103 appearances in Austria’s 2-0 win against Scotland on April 30, 2003. The two-time World Cup veteran finished with 26 international goals to his credit.
Jurgen Klinsmann took the field for Germany in a friendly against Scotland on March 26, 1993, at Hampden Park. In front of 36,400 fans, the visitors won 1-0 on a goal from Karl Heinze Reidle. The U.S. boss also played against Scotland in the 1992 European Championship group phase in Sweden, going 90 minutes in a 2-0 win.