Klinsmann thinks the timing is right, especially after the advances the national team made under Arena and Bob Bradley over the past dozen years. A decade ago, American soccer might not have been ready for him. A decade from now, a foreign coach might not be wanted.
"You have quality now available that is ready to compete on the next stage," he said. "We are ready to go eye to eye with the bigger ones. And that's what the fascinating side is."