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Former U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann received $3.35m settlement from USSF

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Jurgen Klinsmann received $3,354,167 million as the second part of the settlement of his contract with the U.S. Soccer Federation, according to the USSF's 2018 tax filing. Previously, he received $3.2m during the 2017 financial year.

His replacement, Bruce Arena, was given a $300,000 settlement during the fiscal year that ended March 31, 2018, according to the filing, which was released Monday.

Klinsmann was hired in 2011 and given a five-year contract extension in December 2013. He was fired in November 2016 after losing his first two games in the final round of CONCACAF qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.

Arena earned $899,348 in base pay during the fiscal year and a $50,000 bonus, according to the filing, which was first reported by The Washington Post. He quit after the U.S. loss at Trinidad and Tobago in October 2017 that ended the Americans' streak of seven straight World Cup appearances.

Dave Sarachan, Arena's top assistant, was the interim coach from October 2017 through last November. He had a base salary of $223,656 during the fiscal year.

Klinsmann's top assistant, Andi Herzog, was given a settlement of $355,537 during the fiscal year. He is now Israel's national team coach.

U.S. women's coach Jill Ellis earned $291,029 in base pay during the fiscal year, which did not include a major tournament. The compensation was topped by under-20 men's coach Tab Ramos, who had $295,558 in base pay plus a $30,000 bonus.

USSF CEO Dan Flynn, who has said he may be retiring, had $684,617 in base pay and $130,000 in bonuses. Chief operating officer Jay Berhalter, brother of new U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter, had $466,195 in base pay and $115,563 in bonuses.

This story has been updated to clarify the financial terms of Klinsmann's settlement.

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