Skip to comments.Jürgen Klinsmann tells son to apologise to Donovan for ‘disrespectful’ tweet
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 Thursdays 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 hes done. He came out of school kind of fooling around with his classmates and they just went off on Twitter, not being aware that hes actually followed on Twitter.
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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.
Klinsmann is a fitness freak.
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.
Is Donovan “pulling a Ronaldo”?
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Too bad Atletico and Real will most likely get their 10th Champions League Title, I think that is the number.
That was a great match. After Ramos got that header to equalize, you knew Atletico was done.
Group of Death.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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