World Cup Run Could Fatten Klinsmann's Wallet $10million

World Cup Run Could Fatten Klinsmann's Wallet $10million
Posted on September 26, 2013 by Tim

The United States Men’s’ National Team skipper is set to earn anywhere from $500,000 and $10.5 million in bonuses next summer based on how deep a run the Yanks make at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

That’s some pretty serious incentive for USMNT Coach Juergen Klinsmann’s to ensure Landon Donovan remains interested in balling for his country.

Klinsmann’s base salary of $2.5 million is the largest in USSF coaching history. With the German at the helm, the U.S. team earlier this month qualified for its seventh consecutive World Cup and posted 14-3-2 record this year with quality wins against German, Italian and Mexico. The team also registered 12-game winning streak - the longest in program history.

Why is this man smiling?

The bonus scale was released this week within U.S. Soccer Federation’s audited financial statements for April 1, 2012 through March 31, 2013. The can be viewed on federation’s website.

The top paid national coaches in the world:

Fabio Capello (Russia, $6.5 million)
Joachim Low (Germany, $3.25 million)
Klinsmann (USMNT, $2.5 million)
Roy Hodgson (England, $2.4 million)
Vincente Del Bosque (Spain, $2.4 million).

Not bad for the coach of the 19th ranked FIFA team.

Here is how the other top earning coaches teams faired in the latest FIFA World Rankings:

1. Spain
2. Germany
14. England
17. Russia

That just means Klinsmann has less to work with.