The Greater Washington Eric M. Warburg Chapter of the
American Council on Germany
in partnership with the
Alexandria Soccer Association & the Northern Virginia Regional Commission
cordially invite you to a
Discussion and Reception
Journalist and Author of Soccer Without Borders
“Jürgen Klinsmann: Coaching the U.S. Men’s National
Soccer Team and the Quest for the World Cup”
Monday, October 17, 2016
7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Nannie J. Lee Memorial Recreation Center (Kaufmann Auditorium)
1108 Jefferson Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
There is no charge for this event, but registration is required.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, October 7.
Erik Kirschbaum is a foreign correspondent based in Germany. Mr. Kirschbaum has worked for Reuters, the Los Angeles Times, and other newspapers from Europe since 1989. A native of New York, he grew up in Connecticut and studied History and German at the University of Wisconsin. He has covered the World Cup and Olympics, and is the author of Rocking the Wall: Bruce Springsteen, the Berlin Concert That Changed the World; and Swim and Bike and Run: Triathlon - The Sporting Trinity.
Abstract: Jürgen Klinsmann, Head Coach of the U.S. Men’s National Team, has elevated soccer’s relevance
throughout the nation by leading the team out of the “Group of Death” in the 2014 World Cup and by encouraging
debate about ways to further improve this country’s level of play. Klinsmann’s reputation is that of an innovative
thinker, of a compelling leader who isn’t afraid to challenge traditional notions of coaching, and who will create
additional opportunities for growth and success through new strategies and tactics. In Soccer Without Borders,
journalist Erik Kirschbaum lays out Klinsmann’s vision for making the U.S. Men’s National Team a world power.
Featuring fascinating insights gleaned from Klinsmann’s decades of dedicated commitment — both as a world-
renowned professional player and coach — the book is an immersive and unique road map for how to build a
winning team in the most competitive global team sport, as well as an engaging tribute to “the most beautiful
game” by one of its most adroit students.