News of Jurgen Klinsmann being dismissed as United States Head Coach on Monday spread quickly, just as quickly as Bruce Arena being in line to replace him, in a busy first half of the week for US Soccer and Sunil Gulati.
That Klinsmann’s firing should have happened awhile ago is certainly warranted, but having it actually transpire was a bit of a shock. Whether Arena does well in the role again remains to be seen to say nothing of whatever the LA Galaxy will do to fit Arena’s large shoes that he would abandon.
But that’s not why were here honestly. When something this surprising does happen, inevitable or not, people have an urge go online to chat about them, in various ways. Be it current or former US players, MLS team accounts, or members of the soccer beat, lots of takes abound:
— Benny Feilhaber (@b_feilhaber22) November 21, 2016
Wow— Bill Hamid (@BillHamid28) November 21, 2016
Been a rough 70 yrs for charsmatic German leaders who fail to adapt to US personel https://t.co/BHBELjXCUU— PFTCommenter (@PFTCommenter) November 21, 2016
I was gonna make a "Secretary of Defense" joke instead but hell you saw the Costa Rica game— öh yoü beaüty (@natefc) November 21, 2016
Klinsmann's biographer (who referred to him as a friend recent) says media, MLS, and business interests were all against JK. pic.twitter.com/EY2jsYiese— Dan Dickinson (@GothamistDan) November 21, 2016
When he genuinely cared for the players..If it wasn't for him and his support I wouldn't have been able to get some of the rehab for my knee— Joe Gyau (@36finest) November 21, 2016
Called me into my first camp ever and started me and I played 90 minutes. Even after I got hurt still checked on me every month for 1.5 yrs— Joe Gyau (@36finest) November 21, 2016
That feeling when you fire your MNT coach and everyone ignores that you extended his contract, promoted him, and the WNT might go on strike. pic.twitter.com/oKssbPzm30— O_lanta (@O_lanta) November 21, 2016
I'm sad to see @J_Klinsmann go. He was a great coach and a great man despite what most people at think at this time. He truly cares about...— Joshua Gatt (@JoshuaGatt) November 21, 2016
His players. He has brought a lot to this national team and he will be missed. Thank you for your time @J_Klinsmann.— Joshua Gatt (@JoshuaGatt) November 21, 2016
Never want to see someone lose their job. I have no doubt that this talented group of players will qualify for Russia '18 #USA— Landon Donovan (@landondonovan) November 21, 2016
Landon as he typed that tweet. pic.twitter.com/g8uleCpQt8— Graham Ruthven (@grahamruthven) November 21, 2016
Remember when Jermaine Jones played a game as a center back in a 3-5-2 against Chile?— Will Parchman (@WillParchman) November 21, 2016
I’m going to miss these days.
Also, if in 5 years USA went from top 2 CONCACAF team on talent to not good enough to beat Jamaica, that's the Technical Directors fault.— Mike L. Goodman (@TheM_L_G) November 21, 2016
Interesting top story on US Soccer right now. Klinsmann news is... buried a bit further down. pic.twitter.com/iEF5Uo0Bbv— noah davis (@noahedavis) November 21, 2016
U.S. Soccer broke up with the boyfriend all its friends hated and immediately hit up its most available ex. We are all U.S. Soccer.— Matt Ufford (@mattufford) November 21, 2016
Comparing USMNT results of Jurgen Klinsmann and Bob Bradley: pic.twitter.com/08rSFVJr6m— Paul Carr (@PCarrESPN) November 21, 2016
Deep breath and (please let this be true)
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