- Former USA manager said club would have rebounded in Russia
- Klinsmann was fired in 2016 after USA’s flat start in qualifying
- United States failed to reach World Cup for first time in 32 years
The United States national team will be watching the World Cup from their living rooms after disastrously failing to qualify for next month’s tournament in Russia, but in the eyes of former manager Jürgen Klinsmann it’s not for lack of talent.
Klinsmann, who has resurfaced in a series of interviews this week after an extended period of radio silence following his removal as USA manager in November 2016, believes the Americans could have reached the semi-finals in Russia.