USA head coach Jurgen Klinsmann is a true American now

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USA head coach Jurgen Klinsmann was left devastated after a late equaliser from Portugal cost his side the chance of progressing through to the second round of the World Cup with one group match to spare.

This now leaves Jurgen Klinsmann and his US side in the precarious position of having to play Germany in their final group match needing to get a result.

Although the US do have their fate in their own hands, they need at least a draw against the mighty Germans to progress.

Germany need the same result and a draw between the sides would send both teams through. But when asked whether a so called organised draw might take place, Klinsmann fired back at reporters.

In turn he managed to take a shot at the Mexicans, which means he might now becoming a true American. “The U.S. is known to give all they have in every single game,” said Klinsmann, adding: “Otherwise Mexico wouldn’t be here.”


The US media have torn into Jurgen Klinsmann in recent weeks after he admitted that the USMNT have no chance of winning the World Cup.

Boston Globe columnist Christopher Gasper let Klinsmann know his thoughts on those comments by saying that they are "not the America way."

It seemed harsh at the time, with Klinsmann only stating what the majority of US fans would have agreed with.

However, now that he's shown the true American spirit of never giving in and blaming the Mexicans for something, maybe just maybe he's an honorary American after all.

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Despite his previous negative attitude, the Americans have started the tournament extremely well. A late goal in their World Cup opener by John Brooks saw them steal a win against Ghana 2-1.

However, their second game in the tournament was riddled with heartbreak. Even though the US conceded an early goal scored by Nani, efforts by Jermaine Jones and Clint Dempsey gave the US a lead late on.

This was only for Cristiano Ronaldo to step up with a delightful cross for Silvestre Varela head home the equaliser.


This now leaves the Americans will the unenviable task of facing Germany in their final group game needing to get a result to go through to the next stage of the World Cup.

Had they beaten the Portuguese they would have been through already, but now they will have to hold their mental on Thursday.

Everything could come down to goal difference, with all four teams having a chance to go through and a chance to get eliminated.


A draw for both Germany and USA is a perfect scenario for both teams, as that would send them both through. But Klinsmann seems to have already ruled out a possibility of both teams playing for a draw, so the game should be a cracker.

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