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Klinsmann kicks off us dream

08-10-2011 14:13 BJT

Jurgen Klinsmann will kick off his tenure as US coach on Wednesday with a friendly against North America's other perennial powerhouse and longtime US archrival, Mexico.

The former German star, a World Cup and European Championship winner as a player, was appointed on July 29 and said in naming his squad his goal was to spark competition for every position on his team.

"There are many players who are established as well as many players who will get opportunities," Klinsmann said.

The match is a reprise of the June 25 Gold Cup final at the Rose Bowl, where Mexico collected its sixth CONCACAF title by rallying to score four unanswered goals in a 4-2 victory.

It was the second title in a row for Mexico in the biennial North American regional tournament, after its triumph over the US in the 2009 final.

It also spelled the end of Bob Bradley's reign as US coach. In the wake of the Gold Cup flop he was sacked and Klinsmann brought in.

Editor:Yang Jie |Source: China Daily

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