The U.S. under-18 side beat their German counterparts 2-1 on Wednesday (highlights below), as Jurgen Klinsmann’s son had a game to remember for plenty of reasons.
18-year-old goalkeeper Jonathan Klinsmann played in his first game against Germany, the nation his father captained, managed and won a World Cup for, and made six stops as the USA were victorious in their first game of a trip to Marbella, Spain.
Despite his stellar play for most of the game, Klinsmann was sent off in stoppage time after an incident saw a penalty kick conceded by the U.S. which led to Germany’s consolation goal. Jonathan Klinsmann has grow up in California and will attend the University of California from 2015 onwards as he intends to stop goals for a career instead of scoring them, like his Dad.
Kilnsmann’s effort aside, it was a promising victory for the young Americans as Mauricio Pineda and Brooks Lennon both scored to put the USA 2-0 ahead then Prince Osei Owusu scored the PK after Klinsmann was shown a second-yellow card as a penalty kick was awarded.
In another good test for the U.S. youth team, they play Germany once again on Friday in southern Spain.