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Will October World Cup qualifiers determine Klinsmann's fate?

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01:26 PM ET 10.08 | The word or variations of "inconsistent" have been used repeatedly by us and many others in describing the reign of current U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann. He was coveted for many years, even when Bob Bradley was hired. Finally the United States Soccer Federation got the coach they wanted and expectations were high. Qualifying for the World Cup was a foregone conclusion then, but at this moment in time that is a false statement. With uncertainty and inconsistency, could this be the last couple months of the Klinsmann era? Could the matches against Antigua and Barbuda and Guatemala be the last of Klinsmann's U.S. career? It is a strange time for U.S. soccer, but the goal is still there for the taking. If Klinsmann sticks with a strategy based on his personnel, this question will go away in a hurry.

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U.S. Men's National Coach Jurgen Klinnsmann, Marcos Delgado/Clasos.com/LatinContent/Getty Images U.S. Men's National Coach Jurgen Klinnsmann, Marcos Delgado/Clasos.com/LatinContent/Getty Images
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October 10, 2012  02:56 PM ET

Coach needs to reconsider Altidore. He is a proven scorer although lazy but willing to improve.

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October 11, 2012  11:26 AM ET

If the U.S. fails to qualify for the W.C. then JK is doomed (for good reason), obviously. Prior to our first qualifier I admitted to my Italian friend that it is definitely possible that the U.S. will not qualify for Brazil. I thought I was just being overly pessimistic, maybe even a bit dramatic. At this point I am starting to think I brought on some bad Ju-Ju. Every U.S. game I watch we play like dog poop. I no longer watch the games live....just in case I am the problem.

October 12, 2012  03:40 AM ET

Most definitely. If the US fails to move on to the Hexagonal, Klinnsman should be gone. I don't think that will happen.

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December 25, 2012  01:43 PM ET

Good luck in finding a more qualified replacement. In last word cup absence of any defense doomed the US team who under Klugman have beaten Olympic gold medalist Mexico in Mexico and tied high scoring Russia one of the favs in the recent Euro cups; defense wins championships. Rehire Bradley away from Egypt? get real. Bradley's teams never even pretended to play defense.

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