AP — U.S. Soccer wasn’t taking any chances of losing Jurgen Klinsmann to another country or club.
USSF President Sunil Gulati said Friday the federation broke with tradition by giving him a four-year extension before the World Cup.
In part, the federation feared other teams would pursue him after next year’s tournament in Brazil. There already was talk linking Klinsmann to Switzerland and England’s Tottenham Hotspur.
Gulati says the agreement shows a long-term commitment on both sides, and “market dynamics dictate some of that.”
The U.S. is 27-10-7 under Klinsmann and qualified for its seventh straight World Cup. It won this year’s CONCACAF Gold Cup, the championship of North and Central America and the Caribbean. The Americans set team records this year for wins (16), winning percentage (.761) and winning streak (12).
(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
- Constable Fed-Up With Student Bullies Posts Tough Warning
- Dallas Cowboys Select DE Taco Charlton With 28th Pick
- I-Team: Inside A Dallas Murder Mystery… 1 Year Later
- Haltom City Cops To Carry Opioid Overdose Medication
- More Parents Choosing Not To Vaccinate Their Children
- Cowboys Fan Attacked, Beaten After Thanksgiving Day Game
- Texas Gov. Perry Signs “Merry Christmas” Bill
- Icy Weather Cancels Flights At DFW Airport
- Before Drug Sentencing Former Cowboy Sends Letter To CBS 11
- 4th Abduction Attempt In Tarrant County
- PHOTOS: Your Pet Pictures