A meeting that seemed inevitable since the end of the U.S. men's national team's run at the 2010 World Cup has taken place.
Juergen Klinsmann has met with U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati to discuss the U.S. head coaching position, ESPN.com reported on Friday night. Klinsmann has been regarded as a leading candidate to take the job ever since he and Gulati failed to reach a deal back in 2006, when Gulati first pursued the German legend before hiring current U.S. coach Bob Bradley.
Gulati met with Bradley on Thursday to discuss the future of the position, which Bradley is contracted to hold until the end of 2010. The sides are no closer to a new deal, and the latest news of Klinsmann's discussion with Gulati, and his reported interest in the position, makes it clear that Bradley's return beyond 2010 is no sure thing.
With the United States scheduled to play a pair of friendlies in October, a decision on the coaching position should come in September. Whether it will be Klinsmann or Bradley, or some other coach is the question.
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