Jurgen Klinsmann never realized his bold ambition of introducing an attacking mentality to the U.S. national team, but that’s not why he was fired Monday.
He was fired because he was incompetent.
If U.S. Soccer was certain Klinsmann would get the team back to the World Cup, he would still be the coach. The federation obviously wasn’t convinced.
This wasn’t only about the recent defeats in World Cup qualifying by Mexico and Costa Rica. This was about the last couple of years.
Erratic performances raised serious questions about whether the U.S. could beat the likes of Panama, Honduras, and Trinidad and Tobago. That’s where U.S. Soccer had to draw the...