After a high volume of rumors circulating about the future of America's national team coach, the US Soccer association has decided to fire coach Jurgen Klinsmann. The decision to make the move came five days after a devastating 4-0 loss to Costa Rica during World Cup qualifying.

Klinsmann's tenuous tenure

Klinsmann was named the coach of the USA soccer team on July 29, 2011, succeeding Bob Bradley in the position. He didn't sniff his first success until 2012, when the team recorded a surprising friendly win against Italy, their first victory over the squad. He then took the team to Mexico and won at Estadio Azteca, the team's first-ever win there.

2012 was the best year in the team's history.

The 2014 World Cup was both the biggest success and failure of Klinsmann's USA coaching career. On the plus side, the team made the World Cup and managed to advance out of the "Group of Death" before losing to Belgium in the Round of 16 in extra time. But he made the controversial decision of leaving the team's best-ever player, Landon Donovan, off the squad, which led to a great deal of criticism.

Since then, the team struggled to fourth place in the CONCACAF Gold Cup and has lost their first two games of the hexagonal round of World Cup qualifying, putting the USA in an early hole to advance to the 2018 World Cup.

USA Soccer's future

With the losses to Mexico and Costa Rica so far in qualifying, the USA sits in last place of the CONCACAF qualifying table with eight games remaining.

The top three teams in the group qualify for the World Cup, while the fourth place team draws a playoff game to advance to the big event.

The rumored name to be negotiating to be the next coach of the USA soccer team is Bruce Arena, who is currently the manager of the MLS' Los Angeles Galaxy. He previously managed the national team from 1998-2006.

The USA still has a bright future in soccer, especially with the emergence of young Borussia Dortmund star Christian Yelich. They play their next World Cup qualifying game against Honduras in March.

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