Soccer

Klinsmann out as coach of US men's soccer team

FILE - In this June 10, 20165 file picture United States' head coach Juergen Klinsmann smiles prior to the friendly soccer match between Germany and the United States in Cologne, Germany.

FILE - In this June 10, 20165 file picture United States' head coach Juergen Klinsmann smiles prior to the friendly soccer match between Germany and the United States in Cologne, Germany.  (AP Photo/Frank Augstein,file)

Jurgen Klinsmann is out as coach of the U.S. soccer team.

U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati announced Monday that Klinsmann has been "relieved of his duties" as coach and technical director for U.S. Soccer. Gulati will conduct a media teleconference call Tuesday.

KLINSMANN QUESTIONED AS US SLUMPS TO 0-2 START IN QUALIFYING

Klinsmann replaced Bob Bradley in July 2011 and led the team to the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup title and the second round of the 2014 World Cup, where the Americans lost to Belgium in extra time.

But the U.S. was knocked out in last year's Gold Cup semifinals, lost to Mexico in a playoff for a Confederations Cup berth and started 0-2 this month in the final round of World Cup qualifying.