Klinsmann was a foreigner in an American soccer culture which has very thin skin when it comes to critical outsiders. He upset the league and those who had worked to build it from its shaky foundations to where it is now.
The American fans will no longer chant ‘Dos a Cero’. The mystique that surrounds playing at the 25,000 venue in Columbus has been lifted after Mexico prevailed on US soil in a World Cup qualifier for the first time since 1972.
Dos mundos diferentes. En Clintonville, Ohio, los votantes de Trump y de perfil obrero se reúnen en el bar Eldorado's. Universitarios y votantes pro-Clinton acuden al Bob’s, el bar en la acera de enfrente.
Team Mexico doesn't like playing in Ohio where Mexican fans are hard to come by. A scoreline jinx that has seen USA grab a 2-0 win in the past four meetings dating back 15 years. Then there's the shadow of Donald Trump's election sweep of the rust belt.