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Klinsmann to remain as US coach through 2018, adds technical director to title

  • United States head coach Juergen Klinsmann from Germany smiles as he arrives for the draw ceremony for the 2014 soccer World Cup in Costa do Sauipe near Salvador, Brazil, Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

    United States head coach Juergen Klinsmann from Germany smiles as he arrives for the draw ceremony for the 2014 soccer World Cup in Costa do Sauipe near Salvador, Brazil, Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)  (The Associated Press)

  • United States head coach Juergen Klinsmann from Germany waits for the beginning of the draw ceremony for the 2014 soccer World Cup in Costa do Sauipe near Salvador, Brazil, Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

    United States head coach Juergen Klinsmann from Germany waits for the beginning of the draw ceremony for the 2014 soccer World Cup in Costa do Sauipe near Salvador, Brazil, Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)  (The Associated Press)

  • United States head coach Juergen Klinsmann from Germany answers questions after the draw ceremony for the 2014 soccer World Cup in Costa do Sauipe near Salvador, Brazil, Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

    United States head coach Juergen Klinsmann from Germany answers questions after the draw ceremony for the 2014 soccer World Cup in Costa do Sauipe near Salvador, Brazil, Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)  (The Associated Press)

Jurgen Klinsmann is staying with the U.S. soccer team for the 2018 World Cup.

Six months before leading the Americans at the 2014 tournament in Brazil, Klinsmann agreed to a four-year contract extension through 2018.

Hired as coach in July 2011, Klinsmann is gaining the additional title of technical director of the U.S. Soccer Federation.

His new deal was announced Thursday.