Gulati quizzed on Klinsmann; Report claims Arena as fallback

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Don’t lose these three Tweets in the social media hurricane that is the aftermath of the United States men’s national team’s 4-0 loss to Costa Rica in World Cup qualifying.

While most expect Jurgen Klinsmann to hang onto his job despite the 0-2 start to the Hex, the final round of World Cup qualifying for CONCACAF, reports say US Soccer may have had a fallback plan if the Yanks lost tonight.

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The Washington Post’s Steven Goff says US Soccer lined up LA Galaxy coach Bruce Arena to help stop the bleeding should the Americans fall to Costa Rica, which they did in embarrassing fashion.

And Sports Illustrated’s Grant Wahl has a quote from Sunil Gulati which definitely leaves the future open for discussion, saying they’d talk with Klinsmann after thinking through the loss.

Finally, intrepid New York Times reporter Sam Borden said Gulati told him that the loss could’ve changed his feelings on the project, though the reporter still feels Klinsmann will stick around.