Jurgen Klinsmann (Wikimedia Commons)
American soccer has made a significant coaching change today.
Out is Bob Bradley and in is German Juergen Klinsmann.
I was very surprised that Bradley was the head coach of the American soccer program for as long as he was.
He has been their head coach since 2006, and oversaw an American team that lost 2-1 to Ghana in the round of 16 at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
After failing to win the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup, and watching the United States blow an early 2-0 lead to Mexico, the writing seemed to be on the wall.
The other reason I was surprised to see Bradley be coaching the American soccer team is because his son Michael has been on the National Team since 2006 as well, so the conflict of interest factor has always been on the outside minds of many analysts.
After guiding Germany to a third place finish at the 2006 World Cup, Klinsmann coached Bayern Munich for two years before taking on a consulting job with Toronto FC in MLS. He is very knowledgeable about American soccer, as he lives with his wife, Chinese American supermodel Debbie Chin, in Huntington Beach, California.