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So, the English are clamoring for Jurgen Klinsmann to take charge…


Okay, maybe not every single English fan wants to see Jurgen Klinsmann standing on the sidelines at Wembley belting out “God Save the Queen”… but one columnist has sparked plenty of debate over the USA’s head coach.

In a column titled “USA head coach Jurgen Klinsmann should leave the United States and become England manager,” Telegraph reporter Luke Edwards is remarkably positive about Klinsmann’s approach and what he has brought to the U.S. national team.

Within the first three paragraphs of this piece Edwards throws out a statement that will but bring a wry smile to the faces American soccer fans but infuriate them in the same instance.

“Is it now time for the English to recognise that America are just another football nation who have evolved into a better national team than ours?”

Many fans of the U.S. would argue their nation surpassed the English national team as a force many moons ago and are well ahead of the “motherland” in terms of the strength of their national team. Thoughts?

On the latest showing in the World Cup, it is hard to disagree that the U.S. are now stronger than England. But what about Klinsmann?

According to this article he should be a leading candidate to replace Roy Hodgson if England fail to impress at the 2016 European Championships, if they qualify, due to his track record of “making national teams perform better than the individuals within it.” That could be argued for both of Klinsmann’s coaching stings with the U.S. and Germany. Touche.

However, with Klinsmann happily settled in California and locking down his long-term deal with U.S. soccer in a head coach and technical development role, the thought of him leaving the U.S. for England is laughable.

Klinsmann often divides opinion among the U.S. community but after his team’s efforts in the 2014 World Cup, it is clear things are heading in the right direction.

The same can’t be said for the English national team…

Miss of the season candidate as Correa whiffs for Sampdoria

GENOA, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 23:  Jaoquin Correa of UC Sampdoria disappointed during the Serie A match between UC Sampdoria and AS Roma at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on September 23, 2015 in Genoa, Italy.  (Photo by Pier Marco Tacca/Getty Images)
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21-year-old Joaquin Correa may be young and inexperienced, but he may have grown today.

Painful growth.

The young Sampdoria attacker will not want to watch the highlights of today’s 1-1 draw with Inter Milan in Serie A play knowing he could have given his side all three points.

Could have, had he – you know – hit an open goal from less than three yards out. Spoiler alert: he didn’t.

Correa rounds Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic thanks to a fruitful rebound after his initial shot was smothered, but as he turned to face the wide open net, he scuffed his shot and it trickled embarrassingly wide.

Not much more to say about this one than try to put it behind you, Joaquin. It’s an ugly one.

Watch Live: Swansea City vs. Tottenham Hotspur (Lineups & Live Stream)

MONACO - OCTOBER 01:  Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur gestures during the UEFA Europa League group J match between AS Monaco FC and Tottenham Hotspur FC at Stade Louis II on October 1, 2015 in Monaco, Monaco.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
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Tottenham can go third in the table with a road win today at one of the toughest places to play in the Premier League at the moment as they visit the Liberty Stadium to take on Swansea City at 11 a.m. ET live online at NBC Sports Live Extra.

Spurs are coming off a massive win over Manchester City last weekend – their third straight victory in league play – but will be without bright new signing Hueng-min Son for the forseeable future after he suffered a foot injury in the victory. Spurs then managed a stout 1-1 draw with Monaco in Europa League play.

They are also without Danny Rose from an injury in that midweek meeting and Nabil Bentalib misses his fourth straight match due to injury, but Deli Alli is fit while Moussa Dembele makes the bench. Erik Lamela is in the starting lineup as he finds himself in fine form the last few weeks.

WATCH LIVE: Swansea City vs. Tottenham Hotspur live online at NBC Sports Live Extra

Swansea, meanwhile, have a fully fit squad eight matches into the Premier League season, and they would move into the top half of the table with a win.

Bafetimbi Gomis starts up front with four goals on the season, but he has not scored in his last three appearances, and conversely the Swans have picked up just one point over that span.


Swansea City: Fabianski, Rangel, Fernandez, Williams, Taylor, Ki, Shelvey, Ayew, Sigurdsson, Montero, Gomis.
Nordfeldt, Tabanou, Bartley, Cork, Barrow, Routledge, Eder.

Tottenham: Lloris, Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies; Alli, Dier; Chadli, Eriksen, Lamela; Kane.
Vorm, Trippier, Wimmer, Carroll, Dembele, Townsend, Clinton.