U.S. Soccer incurred $6.2M charge related to Klinsmann's firing

Juan Carlos Ulate / Reuters

U.S. Soccer's replacing of Jurgen Klinsmann didn't come cheap.

Becca Roux, interim executive director for the United States women's national team's players association, took to Twitter on Wednesday and disclosed a one-time, non-cash account charge of $6.2 million related to the United States men's national team's "coaching staff changes" for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017.

Sunil Gulati, president of U.S. Soccer, was reached by email and said, according to ESPN FC's Jeff Carlisle, the figure accounted for Klinsmann's dismissal but didn't reflect what the German manager was paid.

As Carlisle explained, U.S. Soccer's tax filing for the fiscal year of 2016 showed Klinsmann, who was contracted as the USMNT's manager through 2018, earned a base salary of $3,050,813.

U.S. Soccer parted ways with Klinsmann in November after the USMNT kicked off The Hex with two defeats, falling 2-1 to Mexico in Columbus and enduring a 4-0 thrashing away to Costa Rica.

U.S. Soccer incurred $6.2M charge related to Klinsmann's firing
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