German Soccer Star and USA Head Coach, Jürgen Klinsmann, Considers US Citizenship

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Having played on West Germany’s World Cup winning team in 1990, and later coaching the German national team, soccer star Jürgen Klinsmann opened up to Bild, a German daily news publication, about obtaining US citizenship in the near future.  Klinsmann moved to California with his family in 2011 to take on the role as head coach for the United States national soccer team, and many would say that he has done a fair job in building up that team.

Although the game of soccer may not be in the same league as American Football or Baseball her in the US, the sport has definitely made great strides in gaining popularity.  “Football here may have caught up with other sports, but it is not the top sport here and I can still live here relatively anonymously,” Klinsmann told Bild.  It appears that he is still dedicated to improving that recognition and stated that “It is quite possible that in the future I will take American citizenship… I need to have plenty of time for it, it’s a lengthy process.”

What Jürgen Klinsmann is certain of for the short term is his excitement for next summer’s Germany vs USA game. On June 2, the United States team will host Germany in Washington DC for a two match tour.  During that time, Klinsmann will have the opportunity to show Germany how far the US team has come and catch up with some German friends.


Source: AFP
Photo by Nathan Forget via Wikipedia

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