November 22, 2016

Notables games of Arena-Klinsmann terms as US soccer coach

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Klinsmann

Feb. 29, 2012 - First win over Italy in 11 meetings, 1-0 at Genoa on Clint Dempsey's second-half goal.

Aug. 15, 2012 - First win at Mexico, 1-0 victory at Azteca Stadium on Michael Orozco second-half goal. The Americans had been 0-23-1 against El Tri in 75 years of games at Mexico, including 0-19-1 in the thin air at altitude in Mexico City - where they had been outscored 81-14

June 16, 2014 - An 86th-minute goal by John Brooks, an unexpected roster pick, gives the U.S. a 2-1 win over Ghana in its World Cup opener. The Americans tie Portugal and lose to Germany, advancing to a second-round matchup with Belgium they lose 2-1 in extra time.

July 22, 2015 - Needing two wins to clinch a berth in the 2017 Confederations Cup, the U.S. loses 2-1 to Jamaica in the CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinals - its first home defeat against a Caribbean nation since 1969. The Americans are beaten by Mexico in an October playoff for a Confederations Cup berth.

Nov. 11, 2016 - Mexico wins 2-1 at Columbus, Ohio, in the final round opener, the Americans' first home loss in World Cup qualifying since 2001. Four days later, a 4-0 loss at Costa Rica marks the largest margin of defeat for the U.S. in a qualifier since 1980.

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Arena

July 30, 1999 - A 2-0 win over Germany on goals by Ben Olsen and Joe-Max Moore advances the U.S. to a Confederations Cup semifinal, which it loses to Mexico 1-0 in extra time.

Feb. 2, 2002 - Arena wins his first title with the U.S. team, 2-0 over Costa Rica in the CONCACAF Gold Cup final on goals by Josh Wolff and Jeff Agoos.

June 17, 2002 - The U.S. beats Mexico 2-0 to reach the World Cup quarterfinals as Arena switches captain Claudio Reyna from central midfield to the right flank. Already assured of its best finish since the first tournament in 1930, the U.S. loses to Germany 1-0 four days later as Scottish referee Hugh Dallas fails to call a hand ball when Gregg Berhalter's shot early in the second half bounced off goalkeeper Oliver Kahn and hit the left arm of defender Torsten Frings.

July 24, 2005 - A penalty-kicks win over Panama following a 0-0 draw gives the U.S. its second Gold Cup title under Arena.

June 22, 2006 - A 2-1 loss to Ghana eliminates the U.S. from the World Cup in its first-round finale. Arena is fired on July 14.

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