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Klinsmann questioned as US slumps to 0-2 start in qualifying

Looking a bit shocked, Jurgen Klinsmann called it a "bitter moment" four times in 14 minutes and also a "bitter pill to swallow" during his post-match news conference. He described the 4-0 wipeout in a World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica as "the defeat that hurts most" during his five-year tenure as U.S. coach.

Time for a new leader?

Outside the room, U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati expressed patience.

"We don't make any decisions right after games," Gulati said. "We'll think about what happened today and talk with Jurgen and look at the situation."

The U.S. is 0-2 in the final round of World...