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Jonathan Klinsmann, son of Jurgen, commits to college… and he’s a goalkeeper

Feb 11, 2014, 1:02 PM EDT

Fresh off a run to the Elite Eight, the University of California men’s soccer team has added a familiar last name to its program.

Though this Klinsmann’s about stopping shots, not banging them home.

Yep, goalkeeper Jonathan Klinsmann (’15),  son of United States men’s national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann, has committed to his college.

Jonathan played for the USMNT U-15 boys team as well as the Irvine Strikers on his way to Berkeley. It’s a good place for keepers to grow, as evidenced by the careers of Stefan Frei and Erik Kronberg amongst others.

  1. nappy25 - Feb 11, 2014 at 3:21 PM

    Sounds like a future Germany or USA argument if the kid has potential haha.

  2. mikeevergreen - Feb 11, 2014 at 3:41 PM

    I’d say he has potential of he had to fend off his Dad’s blasts in the backyard. Remember that JK at (8-9 years ago, mind you) probably better than most half his age. Great goal-keeping practice for sure.

  3. rphillish - Feb 11, 2014 at 3:53 PM

    World class striker’s son is a goalkeeper?
    That’s one way to rebel against your dad.

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