"This was a test match, and as the word says, test means trying out new stuff."
USA - Jozy Altindore 13'. Marc-Andre Ter Stegen (og) 16', Clint Dempsey 60', 64'
Germany - Heiko Westermann 52', Max Kruse 79', Julian Draxler 81'
On the 100th Anniversary of 'Soccer' in the US, the Washington crowd are treated to a seven-goal celebration!
"We had made many changes and only had two training sessions before this game so mistakes happen," he said. "Normally, we have (Mats) Hummels and (Jerome) Boateng. We made mistakes because we stood off our opponents too much. I'm not worried at all."Despite loss, Low maintains Germany's U.S. trip was worthwhile
"I think it was worth it in all respects," Low said through a translator. "With main actors absent ... I think we've chosen the right squad for this trip. They were very motivated, very enthusiastic, and if you ask each and every one of them they will confirm that they learned an awful lot."Bundestrainer Löw: "Ich mache mir keine Sorgen" - an interview on dfb.de
Jogi calls the match an 'extremely entertaining' one for the American's centenary celebrations, but says his team were 'a little sleepy' in the first half, and praised the US team for their spirit.
Löw zur USA-Reise: "Ich habe die Richtigen mitgenommen" - Jogi reitterates that the US tour has been 'extremely positive', he had the right players with him, and the trip has been a good experience for them, with Max Kruse in particular being singled out for praise.
The Post-match press conference
Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Benedikt Höwedes, Per Mertesacker (Philipp Wollscheid), Lars Bender (Heiko Westermann), Marcell Jansen (Dennis Aogo), Sven Bender (Max Kruse), Stefan Reinartz, Andre Schürrle (Sidney Sam), Julian Draxler, Lukas Podolski, Miroslav Klose (Nicolai Müller)
Jogi shows his muscles at an open training session!
Joachim Löw, German national team manager: USMNT will "definitely" qualify for 2014 World Cup - from Major League Soccer
"When Jurgen was given the position of the US national team coach, the final objective was, and still is, to qualify for the 2014 World Cup," Löw told the media on Saturday ahead of the USA-Germany friendly on Sunday afternoon. "I think he will definitely accomplish that with his side."Löw kontra Klinsmann: Keine Gastgeschenke
Jogi tells how he had dinner with Jurgen Klinsmann Friday evening. "It was very emotional because we had not met for over a year", but he promised that there will be no favours at the match Sunday.
He explained at the press conference that they had not met for over a year, and talked about the 2006 World Cup, and the present.
Mit ter Stegen und den Bender-Zwillingen
The squad arrive in Washington after a morning flight from Miami, Friday 31 May 2013.
"Suffice to say I can raise my voice, too!"
They [the German side after Ecuador victory] will get another chance to prove their worth on Sunday in Washington D.C., where the side will go up against a USA team coached by former Germany and FC Bayern boss Jürgen Klinsmann. While Löw is looking forward to seeing is ex-colleague, there is no room for sentimentality: "We need to start strongly again and keep the pace of the game high. Then we'll be able to beat them." - from bundesliga.com - 30 May 2013
Joachim Löw: "Ich habe bei Jürgen Klinsmann in diesen zwei Jahren extrem viel gelernt." - at the dfb press conference in Miami prior to their match against Ecuador, Jogi spoke of his admiration for his predecessor Jürgen Klinsmann. "I learnt much from him in these two years" he commented on their time together in the German management team, and spoke of Jürgen's ambition and that he expects him to take his US team to the 2014 World Cup. "We still have a good relationship. We do not keep in constant contact" he added "but always get back in touch."
Full details of the Squad Selection Press Conference can be found on my May 2013 Archive.
Last updated 15 June 2013