He was a world class striker.
He scored in all six major international tournaments he played in.
He was named German Footballer of the Year.
He won the World Cup.
He won the Euros.
He managed Germany to the World Cup semifinals.
He took on a huge challenge with the U.S., knowing the obstacles in front of him.
He won at the Azteca.
He kept together a team reportedly on the verge of falling apart.
He took the Americans to the top of the Hex.
He won the Gold Cup, his first trophy as a manager.
And today that man, the United States' Dear Leader, turns 49 years old.
Happy birthday, Jurgen.