Jonathan Klinsmann at FC St.Gallen 1879

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  1. Dr.Phil

    Dr.Phil Member+

    Jan 18, 2004
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  2. Gorky

    Gorky Member+

    Jul 28, 2006
    NYC
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I didn't even realize until I checked my phone.

    Will this ever get old?
     
  3. Midas Mulligan

    Midas Mulligan Member+

    Jul 24, 2013
    NYC
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    From what I've seen of him, he should train anywhere and anytime it's offered to him. Got a lot he needs to improve at.
     
  4. Bob Morocco

    Bob Morocco Member+

    Aug 11, 2003
    Billings, MT
  5. Donny10

    Donny10 Member

    Aug 28, 2015
    Club:
    Minnesota United FC

    Was wondering why Klinsi posted this
     
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  6. taylor

    taylor Member+

    Jun 9, 2000
    Fav team: FC CARL ZEISS JENA
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    anyone else find it very hard to route for this guy?
     
  7. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  8. Gorky

    Gorky Member+

    Jul 28, 2006
    NYC
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yes. In my dark heart of hearts, I would enjoy watching him fail.

    But I am interested in following his progress.
     
  9. chrome_vapors

    chrome_vapors Member+

    Oct 15, 2010
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    On the contrary I find myself rooting for the kid just to spite those on BS.

    After actually seeing him play for the first time at the championships last month I'm doubling down on that.
     
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  10. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
    I get why people root against him. I was skeptical and thought Vom Steeg and Marcinkowski had out-performed Klinsmann at the collegiate level and thus should be ahead of him on the depth chart of the U20s.

    But the kid did pretty well in qualifying for the US. Not great but no huge gaffes, either and you can't argue with the results (even if they were largely due to the guys in front of him). He's one of ours, he's repped our colors and won a trophy and a WC qualification doing so and for that he has my support.

    He's also, as I've said on other threads, playing in the best program for GKs in college soccer so his mentorship is top shelf. Combine that with his athletic pedigree and it shouldn't be a huge surprise if he does well or at least proves he deserved all his call-ups and wasn't just getting them because of his old man.
     
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  11. Ironbound

    Ironbound Member+

    Jul 1, 2009
    No.
     
  12. chalaron

    chalaron Member+

    Aug 15, 2006
    Baton Rouge, Louisia
    I think for a lot of people it was him mocking LD when he didn't make the WC squad that made people not like Klinsmann.
     
  13. kruck

    kruck Member+

    Jan 12, 2008
    Houston, TX
    Club:
    SV Werder Bremen
    1. From what I've seen I haven't rated him that highly
    2. Mocking LD is not cool
    3. LD being left off the WC roster was the worst omission on any USMNT roster in the history of the USMNT... glaringly obvious LD was a level above the other wingers selected... Davis, Zusi and Bedoya
     
  14. Dr.Phil

    Dr.Phil Member+

    Jan 18, 2004
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Jonathan should be judged on his talents and his play not his dad
     
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  15. kruck

    kruck Member+

    Jan 12, 2008
    Houston, TX
    Club:
    SV Werder Bremen
    Yea, that's why I listed his play and his comments 1 & 2 :rolleyes:... I added 3 as an aside
     
  16. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  17. jond

    jond Member+

    Sep 28, 2010
    On My Squatty Potty
    Club:
    Levski Sofia
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I don't.

    Full grown adults holding a tweet from a then 17 yr old against him for years suggests the problem is with the adults.
     
  18. Scrandal

    Scrandal Member

    Nov 5, 2001
    Charlotte, NC
    Is there any news that he was at Stuttgart looking for a contract, got denied, and then moved to Everton to see if he can find a club?
     
  19. Winoman

    Winoman Drinkin' Wine Spo-De-O-De!

    Jul 26, 2000
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No.
     
  20. Gamecock14

    Gamecock14 Member+

    May 27, 2010
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    It will be interesting to see where he ends up. If he gets in a good situation, he can really improve.

    As for the tweet. Anyone who does not have an adolescent attitude should/would have gotten over if by January 2015
     
  21. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    http://www.bundesliga.com/en/news/B...ium=social&utm_team=english&utm_content=tweet

    Germany legend Jürgen Klinsmann has revealed that his son, Jonathan, would like to join the Bundesliga's all-star cast in the not too distant future.

    "He wants to play in the Bundesliga or another top league," Klinsmann said of his shot-stopping progeny. "Obviously he has contacts in Germany, but he'll have to see what the best sporting decision is for him. He's certainly happy to jump in at the deep end."
     
  22. beerslinger23

    beerslinger23 Member+

    Jun 26, 2010
    I think his tape has earned him a shot and we can all agree on that. Did he benefit from daddy's connections? Sure but we all benefited from our relationships and connections in some way or another so if that got him opportunities others missed out on earlier and fast tracked him to a better position then that's just the way it is and has always been. His play vs. Venezuela earned him some capital. In fact, what he did should compare favorably to what Howard did vs. Belgium in WC2014.
     
  23. chrome_vapors

    chrome_vapors Member+

    Oct 15, 2010
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What? Not even comparable and I'm certainly no Klinsmann critic.
     
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