Thursday, December 07, 2006

The best choice withdraws . . .

Two days ago The Monk and US Soccer fans had occasion to rejoice because we'd heard the rumor that the US Soccer Federation was about to sign Jurgen Klinsmann to be the new national team manager.

Today the national team's hopes dimmed -- Klinsmann pulled out. This is a failure on a number of levels, not least of which was the negotiation by USSF head Sunil Gulati that concluded Wednesday without a deal.

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