Next Game

USA v Azerbaijan

Tuesday, 27 May 2014, 16:00

International Match

Last Game

USA 2 - 2 Mexico

Thursday, 03 April 2014, 04:00

International Match

Klinsmann salutes Strachan

USA manager Jurgen Klinsmann has hailed the impact of Gordon Strachan as Scotland manager after the pair played out a goalless stalemate at Hampden Park on Friday.

Last Updated: 15/11/13 at 23:39 Post Comment

Jurgen Klinsmann: Impressed by Gordon Strachan's impact as Scotland boss

Jurgen Klinsmann: Impressed by Gordon Strachan's impact as Scotland boss

In the summer of 2012, Klinsmann watched his USA side beat Scotland 5-1 in Florida when they were under the guidance of Craig Levein.

However, the former Germany striker believes Scotland have made the right decision in appointing Strachan and insists they are on the way up.

Neither side showed enough creativity to snatch the tie in Glasgow with Aron Johannsson's late strike one of few chances for the USA to clinch victory.

Scotland are now unbeaten in three and Klinsmann - who was on the losing side when the managers met as players at White Hart Lane as Strachan's Coventry beat Tottenham - believes the Scotsman has what it takes to lead the national side.

"It was clear to see that Scotland are on the way up," the former Germany manager said.

"Tonight confirmed that, they showed that they could beat you at any moment.

"There was no comparison between this game and the last game but we knew that would be the case.

"They are a different side, they are compact, focused and serious.

"They have got the message from Gordon, they are building towards the 2016 qualifiers and you could sense that tonight."

Klinsmann's USA will remain in Europe to face Austria in another international friendly on Tuesday evening.

Related News

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

may well get slated by other United fans for this, but out of the three contenders, I'd far prefer Liverpool to win the title. Yes some elements of their fanbase can be a bit OTT, yes they're our biggest rivals and yes it will make our poor season feel even more like the end of an era (Fergie's gone, Liverpool are back on top). However I just have to applaud Brendan Rodgers and the way he's turned Liverpool around in just a couple of seasons. It...

Mike_Christie
Please Stop Telling Us What To Think

H

ooray! We are all excited now, we beat a very mediocre team! With all due respect to WHU supporters, not winning that game shouldn't even be a consideration. This is the problem, there is no winning mentality at the Emirates - we're all congratulating ourselves beating a team that we have a winning record against.

TheWhiz
Wenger hails important win

I

s this meant to be an aspiration for United supporters? Moyes mediocrity strikes again. I see the Bayern boys don't want to sign for him, and his reputation amongst the senior European coaches make other key signings unlikely.

redbornandbred
De Gea's Europa League target

Footer 365

Premier League: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers targets win at Norwich

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes Sunderland's draw with Manchester City is a "warning sign" for his side.

Transfer news: Schalke's Julian Draxler set to stay put, insists chairman

Clemens Tonnies says it would take "something extraordinary" for Julian Draxler to leave Schalke this summer.

Premier League: Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood rues loss of Gareth Bale

Tim Sherwood feels Tottenham could have challenged for the title this season had Gareth Bale still been in their side.

Mail Box

Mignolet Is The Reason For Liverpool Flying

Mignolet's bad kicking is the reason for Liverpool's success, whilst one man keep notes on F365 mails. Plus England excitement, Arteta and a bad Walsall experience...

City: Bottle Jobs, A Laughing Stock...

There are some harsh words for Manchester City and Manuel Pellegrini in the Mailbox this morning, as well as some rather nicer ones for Tony Pulis and his magic hat...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property