Jurgen Klinsmann may have just become the most loved man in United States football history with the comments that he made in an interview earlier this week. The USMNT head coach confirmed that he will allow his 23-man squad to have all the sex they want during their World Cup campaign in Brazil starting next week.
A lot of managers are scared about their players over-exerting themselves in the bedroom before games, following in the footsteps of many boxers who devoid themselves of all sexual contact before a big fight.
Mexico manager Miguel Herrera has completely put a stop to all hanky-panky for his El Tri charges during the tournament - maybe that's why Carlos Vela refused to be a part of the squad - while Brazilian boss Luiz Felipe Scolari is allowing his players to the dirty but just refrain from any and all acrobatic positions.
“Usually normal sex is done in a balanced way, but there are certain forms, certain ways and others who do acrobatics. And that, no," Scolari said when questioned. Rumours about the burning of Kama Sutra books in Rio has yet to be confirmed.
But Klinsmann is a lot more laid back. The 49-year old told Fusion TV that his players are free to do what they please.
“I think we’re very casual in the way we approach things,” Klinsmann explained. “Families can come by pretty much anytime they want. They’ll be at the games. They’ll be at the hotels. We’ll have barbecues together.
“I think every nation is different there. I played in different countries where you didn’t see your girlfriend or wife for two months. Every team and every country handles that differently based on their culture.”
So go ahead Clint Dempsey and co, you can bang to your hearts content.