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WATCH: Eric Wynalda claims US failure would cost Klinsmann his job

Jun 25, 2014, 12:27 PM EDT

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Former USMNT forward and current Atlanta Silverbacks coach Eric Wynalda either got out of bed on the crazy side or is still riled up from last night’s US Open Cup upset/brawl, because his claims on “The Dan Patrick Show” today are a bit outrageous.

Wynalda tells DPS that the German team will motivated to beat the USA out of sheer dislike for their former coach Jurgen Klinsmann, and that the US head coach could be fired if the Yanks don’t make it out of group play.

Go on, Eric.

  1. corvusrex96 - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:33 PM

    Klinsmann is the reason the team is as close as they now. He must be friends with butthurt Donovan

  2. kryptock - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:49 PM

    Wynalda is proving once again that he is clueless. Is he still employed by Fox? I have very little faith that FOX can deliver a quality World Cup broadcast, Gus Johnson making my ears bleed and people like Wynalda as the in-studio expert.

    • krazymunky - Jun 25, 2014 at 2:02 PM

      Piers Morgan as a panelist doesnt help either…

      • kryptock - Jun 25, 2014 at 5:21 PM

        you are quite right on that. I appreciate that he loves his football, but he really brings nothing to the table.

  3. geejon - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:34 PM

    They give Klinsmann that extension precisely because they didn’t want him choosing and coaching this squad like he needed to achieve any specific result or stage. Wynalda’s a moron. Sometimes I feel for Warren Barton for being surrounded by those clowns.

  4. trogdor4 - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:52 PM

    Not only is it what Klinnsman is doing at the World Cup, but what he is doing with the program itself all the way down to the youth levels …

    They gave him the extension because they apparently believe what he is doing for the program needs time to bee seen through …

    I agree with them.

    • jrbdmb - Jun 25, 2014 at 2:49 PM

      Sure it needs more time to be completed, but despite the draw (and the defensive lapses) I think the Portugal game was the best game I’ve seen the US play.

      Klinsmann has them moving in the right direction, and Wynalda doesn’t have a clue.

  5. pbl8 - Jun 25, 2014 at 2:37 PM

    Reblogged this on World Cup Journey for the US Men's National Team and commented:
    Interesting……

  6. egb234 - Jun 25, 2014 at 3:00 PM

    Wynalda has been out to get Klinsmann from day one. His first reaction after the game Sunday was to blame Klinsmann for not taking out Bradley. Not blame Bradley… blame Klinsmann for Bradley’s error.

    Also, Wynalda is exaggerating the idea that German players don’t like Klinsmann. He’s been pushing that since Klinsmann was hired.

    There are things I like about Wynalda (playing style, coaching success), and I used to think he was a future USMNT coach, but he keeps ruining his rep with this kind of garbage.

    I won’t even bring up his performance on Fox…

  7. renhoekk2 - Jun 25, 2014 at 3:11 PM

    Let’s call it what it is. Petty jealously. Wynalda wanted/wants the USMNT job and takes every opportunity to throw mud Klinsmann’s way. Warranted or not.

  8. heelfans - Jun 25, 2014 at 3:30 PM

    Unfortunately, because of all of our comments the mud slinger has won!!! Lol

  9. mazblast - Jun 25, 2014 at 4:20 PM

    Wynalda has always struck me as a member in good standing of the All-Talk squad; as they put it in Texas, “all hat and no cattle”. He’s butt-hurt that he wasn’t picked to be the coach and resents that Klinsmann is actually building something for the future rather than focusing on just 2014.

    Petty jealousy, just like Landon.

  10. footballer4ever - Jun 25, 2014 at 4:42 PM

    Ever since John Harkes humped Wynalda’s significant other and ESPN fired him, he’s turned into a bitter old man.

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