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Jonathan Klinsmann has eyes on playing at the top level

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Jurgen chimes in on his son’s professional goals

Under-20 U.S. Men’s National Team goalkeeper Jonathan Klinsmann impressed in the FIFA U-20 World Cup despite his team losing to Venezuela 2-1 on Sunday. The goal keeper was a key part of the United States squad that made it to the quarterfinals of the tournament and started every game between the sticks. In an interview with Bundesliga.com, his father and former USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann, said his son has his sights set at a higher level to test himself against the best in the world.

Currently, the younger Klinsmann is playing with the California Golden Bears in a part of the U.S. player development system that his father once derided by saying, “They’re not going to the next level because they want to go partying.” But according to his father, Jonathan wants to push himself to play at the highest level. Jurgen told Bundesliga.com that, "He wants to play in the Bundesliga or another top league,” the article mentions that the keeper has been on trial with Stuttgart, Everton, and West Ham United. His comments come after the younger Klinsmann made several impressive saves in the loss to Venezuela.

As far as other opportunities, Jonathan is not currently listed on the MLS Allocation Ranking List, so as of now he would be eligible for entering the MLS Super Draft when he graduates college if he decides to finish his education and play in the U.S. professionally.