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Jürgen Klinsmann tells son to apologise to Donovan for ‘disrespectful’ tweet
theguardian.com ^ | 24 May 2014 | Associated Press

Posted on 05/24/2014 2:40:06 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper

Jürgen Klinsmann has told his son to apologise to Landon Donovan for a “disrespectful” tweet after the striker was left out of the United States World Cup squad.

Jonathan Klinsmann, a goalkeeper with the US Under-18s, followed Thursday’s squad announcement by tweeting: “HAHAHAHAHAHAH DONOVAN HAHAHAHAA I DIDNT EVEN NOTICE UNTIL MY PHONE NOTIFIED ME” followed by four emoticons with tears and another “HAHA”. The account was quickly deleted.

“Hugely disappointed. I called him right away,” the US coach, Klinsmann Sr, said on Friday. “He realised just a few minutes after that what he’s done. He came out of school kind of fooling around with his classmates and they just went off on Twitter, not being aware that he’s actually followed on Twitter.”

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TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: worldcup

1 posted on 05/24/2014 2:40:06 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

They’re either at your throat or at your feet.


2 posted on 05/24/2014 2:48:45 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: dfwgator; kevkrom; 1rudeboy; Bean Counter
World Cup: Roy Hodgson has England squad sweating in Portugal training camp
the weather did not play ball with Hodgson - the resort of Vale do Lobo was barely warmer than much of England on Wednesday, with a powerful cold wind blowing through the squad's first and only open training session.

Not to be outdone by the weather, Hodgson ordered his players to put on three layers to train in

Roy Hodgson tells England to sacrifice their egos
‘We know our only chance of success is as a team, together,’ said Hodgson. ‘There’s no chance for any team in the World Cup if they’re not together. ‘We’ve seen that in the past, like France in the last one, with all the problems coming out.

'Worn out' Wayne Rooney could have already hit his peak, claims ex-Man United team-mate Paul Scholes
The striker will carry much of England's hopes at the World Cup but Scholes thinks he may have delivered his best a lot younger than his fellow pros

3 posted on 05/24/2014 2:57:28 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (You can't be passive and moral.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Pictures are out there showing Donovan packed on about 25 extra pounds and that would be a big concern. I don’t know what his current weight is or what it was earlier in the year.

Though, I’d tend to see it as a mistake not to pick him. A lot of people say chances are, one of those selected will pick up an injury before the World Cup and Donovan will be brought in.

Still, weight is a real question.


4 posted on 05/24/2014 3:01:33 AM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: BeadCounter

Klinsmann is a fitness freak.


5 posted on 05/24/2014 3:10:53 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (You can't be passive and moral.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Klinsmann is a pretty good coach. He did a lot to bring Germany back to form. He had a lot of complaints for some of the picks he made there but they all turned out pretty good.


6 posted on 05/24/2014 3:18:31 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Big game today:
Champions League final: 5 things to know
7 posted on 05/24/2014 3:43:31 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (You can't be passive and moral.)
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To: BeadCounter

Is Donovan “pulling a Ronaldo”?


8 posted on 05/24/2014 3:53:22 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Berlin_Freeper
US coach Klinsmann opts for youth on World Cup roster
9 posted on 05/24/2014 4:04:50 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (You can't be passive and moral.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Meet The 18-Year-Old German-American Phenom Who Made The US World Cup Team Over Landon DonovanAt 18 years old, Julian Green has played three minutes of top-flight professional soccer in his career.

On Thursday, U.S. men's national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann named him to the 23-man roster for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Klinsmann picked Green, the best prospect in the US soccer system, over Landon Donovan, the best American player of his generation, and a slew of other more experienced players.

10 posted on 05/24/2014 4:11:51 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (You can't be passive and moral.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Adidas launches £50m-plus global football World Cup ad campaign
The TV ad campaign will break for the first time during the half-time break of the UEFA Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid.

Adidas is positioning the campaign as the biggest global push in the company's history.

11 posted on 05/24/2014 4:35:50 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (You can't be passive and moral.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Twitter / Search - Champions League lang:en
12 posted on 05/24/2014 4:44:46 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (You can't be passive and moral.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Green is one of five German-Americans on the U.S. team going to Brazil. There's also an Icelandic-American, a Norwegian-American, and a Mexican-American.

Sounds like Klinsmann put a lot of effort into recruiting players who didn't actually grow up in the US, or in US soccer organizations.

13 posted on 05/24/2014 5:44:44 AM PDT by Will88
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To: Will88

Sounds like he’s trying to pick the best players to me.


14 posted on 05/24/2014 6:52:18 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator
Sounds like he’s trying to pick the best players to me.

That classless and stupid tweet by his son, and the fact Klinsmann had 23 slots where he could have included Donovan and several younger players sounds like there's some ego or old grudges involved rather than objectivity.

Sounds like the son was projecting some insider (inside the family) animosity. And Klinsmann's blather and excuse making for his son is beyond absurd.

15 posted on 05/24/2014 7:02:48 AM PDT by Will88
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To: Will88

I agree what his son did was devoid of class. There probably is some animosity between the two. Maybe a US player will get “hurt” and Donovan will join the team.

If the US gets out of the group, Klinsmann will get praise. If they don’t, the questions will be flying about his decisions.


16 posted on 05/24/2014 7:19:25 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

93rd minute, Champions League, can’t believe it, Real Madrid knotted it up 1-1, shades of that game I guess in ‘99(?), the famous one where Manchester Utd. came back against Bayern Munich... I have a video of that game... but I’ve got to hook it up to the VCR... kind of bulky now, I’ll bet most of those games are now on youtube, I should throw my cassettes away.


17 posted on 05/24/2014 1:37:34 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: BeadCounter

Too bad Atletico and Real will most likely get their 10th Champions League Title, I think that is the number.


18 posted on 05/24/2014 2:09:04 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: EEGator
If the US gets out of the group, Klinsmann will get praise.

Have you seen our group? Never mind....rhetorical.
19 posted on 05/24/2014 2:13:49 PM PDT by LanaTurnerOverdrive ("I've done things in my life I'm not proud of. And the things I am proud of are disgusting.")
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To: BeadCounter

That was a great match. After Ramos got that header to equalize, you knew Atletico was done.


20 posted on 05/25/2014 3:33:05 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: LanaTurnerOverdrive

Group of Death.


21 posted on 05/25/2014 3:35:16 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

Sounds that way to me too. The stink over leaving Donovan out, including comments from Donovan and Bruce Arena, lead me to believe he made the right decision. No one is indispensable.


22 posted on 05/25/2014 4:06:21 AM PDT by Textide
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To: EEGator

Upsets occur ever so often in the World Cup, Donovan has more goals scored in the World Cup than guys like Ronaldo, Van Persie and Messi. Definitely looks like the wrong decision.


23 posted on 05/25/2014 10:16:07 AM PDT by BeadCounter
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Real Madrid spend more on Gareth Bale’s contract than is spent for all of Atletico. Real, Barcelona, other teams have been great but it is substantially backed up with money.

And in turn, Atletico get what they put into it, as being at times, a feeder-type of club.


24 posted on 05/25/2014 10:50:24 AM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Donovan may have shown up in Jan. of this year heavy but it seems he lost the weight. Looks like as we speak, a game just finishing up sees Landon Donovan scoring 2 goals.

http://us.soccerway.com/matches/2014/05/26/united-states/mls/los-angeles-galaxy/philadelphia-union/1618326/?ICID=HP_MS_74_01

Whatever though.


25 posted on 05/25/2014 6:54:57 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: BeadCounter
Landon Donovan makes statement, becomes new MLS all-time goal king after USMNT snub
26 posted on 05/26/2014 3:17:35 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (You can't be passive and moral.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
'La La La (Brazil 2014)'
27 posted on 05/26/2014 4:17:32 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (You can't be passive and moral.)
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GOAL RECORD: All of Landon Donovan's 136 MLS regular season goals
28 posted on 05/26/2014 4:29:21 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (You can't be passive and moral.)
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