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Sunday, March 9 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Knocking Down the Door: The U.S. National Team and America's World Cup Dreams

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Coming off the most successful year in team history, the U.S. Men's National Soccer Team will enter the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil this June with lofty goals amid high expectations. Led by head coach Jurgen Klinsmann, the U.S. has gone through a remarkable transition, putting it in position to compete with the best in the biggest sporting event in the world. A former World Cup winner with Germany as player, Klinsmann uses cutting-edge technology to create innovative training methods and meshes ideas from visionaries across all industries for a holistic approach to developing “24/7” athletes. In a frank, open exchange with ESPN Grantland's Men In Blazers host Roger Bennett, the coach will reveal his strategic approach to the sport, the World Cup, and growing the game in America. This session is a part of the brand new SXsports programming at SXSW 2014.

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Roger Bennett

Sr Football Reporter/Co HostESPN.com/Men in BlazersRoger Bennett is lead soccer columnist and broadcaster for ESPN. He is co-host of Grantland and SiriusXM’s Men In Blazers which has quickly become one of the most listened to football platforms in the world. Bennett is a regular... Read More →
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Jürgen Klinsmann

Head Coach US Men's Natl TeamUS Soccer Federation

Sunday March 9, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D 500 E Cesar Chavez St

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