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Gulati noncommittal on Klinsmann's future after calamitous defeat

Kirby Lee / USA TODAY Sports

United States Soccer Federation (USSF) president Sunil Gulati isn't going to make any decisions regarding Jurgen Klinsmann's future just yet.

The German bench boss, who's come under fire for his incessant tinkering and unwillingness to admit he's often been at fault for substandard performances during his checkered tenure with the USMNT, was handed his most humbling defeat on Tuesday. The Americans were trounced 4-0 by Costa Rica in World Cup qualifying, leaving them last in the Hex after two losses in as many matches.

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While many supporters immediately called for Klinsmann's head after the stunning result, Gulati - who has long remained steadfast in his support of the manager - was measured in his assessment.

"We won't make any decisions right after games. We'll think about what happened today and talk with Jurgen and look at the situation," he told Grant Wahl of Sports Illustrated.

Steven Goff of the Washington Post reported after the match that the USSF was lining up a return for former coach Bruce Arena in the event the U.S. fell to Costa Rica, but judging by Gulati's post-match remarks, it seems as though Klinsmann could be given the chance to redeem himself during the next international window in March.

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