What if we told you that we aren’t surprised that Jurgen Klinsmann got fired? We don’t agree with it. But we aren’t surprised.
We also aren’t surprised that US Soccer went ahead and hired Bruce Arena… again. We absolutely 100% don’t agree with it but, we aren’t surprised.
Why aren’t we surprised? Well, we’ve seen all of this happen before.
But did we learn anything during Jurgen’s time in charge? Did we make any improvements? Are we any closer to winning a World Cup?
On this episode of the podcast, we revisit some articles from 3four3 that were published in the Summer of 2011, you know, around that time when US Soccer fired Bob Bradley and hired Jurgen Klinsmann.
You’re going to hear a clip from our podcast with Bob Bradley and you’ll hear him talk about the moment that US Soccer decided let him go.
You’re going to hear several articles written by Gary Kleiban detailing his thoughts and expectations at the time of Bradley’s exit and Klinsmann’s introduction.
Here are the articles mentioned in the podcast:
You’re also going to hear clips from a Skype call between Gary and I. You’re going to hear me grilling Gary about his positions back then and how he feels now and how it’s all still relative to everything that is happening with Jurgen Klinsmann being fired and Bruce Arena being handed the reigns of the US Men’s National Team for the second time.
And again, it was no surprise at all to see that the message from 3four3, and from Gary, has been and continues to be clear, and consistent year after year.
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