Klinsmann assesses early U.S. camp, updates on Donovan, more
Jurgen Klinsmann has a great giggle. The U.S. men's national team coach uses it frequently, and he laughed like that a couple times during our phone conversation Wednesday night. Several of Klinsmann's U.S. players can do dynamite impressions of the Jurgen Giggle, just as they seized in the past on Bob Bradley's expressions ("We keep things on the inside ...") and Bruce Arena's Brooklyn accent.
Klinsmann is currently leading a three-week-long camp in Carson, Calif., for players from MLS, Scandinavian and German leagues leading toward a friendly with Canada on Jan. 29 in Houston. A few of those U.S. players will be joined by the U.S.' European-based first-teamers for the first game in the final round of World Cup qualifying: at Honduras on Feb. 6.
Klinsmann and I talked about a couple things for an upcoming SI magazine story, but he also had time for a few other questions about Pep Guardiola's move to Bayern Munich, Landon Donovan Omar González, the pressure of coaching the U.S. and his already started pursuit of World Cup training sites: