Famous sons at the Under-20 World Cup
Three names have caught the imagination at the ongoing Under-20 World Cup.
Jonathan Klinsmann. Marcus Thuram. And, Federico Chiesa.
All three are sons of former world stars Jurgen Klinsmann, Lilian Thuram and Enrico Chiesa.
Klinsmann the keeper, Thuram the attacker…
In the case of the first two mentioned, they do not play in the positions of their fathers, in fact the opposite is the case.
Jonathan Klinsmann is a goalkeeper for the USA Under-20 side. Jurgen was one of the best strikers to play in a World Cup.
Whilst Marcus Thuram is an attacker, unlike his famous father who is a rock hard defender.
Jonathan Klinsmann: A divisive figure in USA Soccer
So far, Jonathan Klinsmann is the first youngster of a famous parent to make a name for himself at the Under-20 World Cup.
The son of Jurgen was for a long time a divisive figure in American soccer due to the fact many felt he was only getting game time as his father was manager of USMNT.
Jonathan Klinsmann was born in California and represented America when he was 18. He has also played for the Bayern Munich youth team.
Klinsmann the goalkeeper was wwarded the Golden Glove as the top goalkeeper at the 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship.
And, the young custodian has been offered a trial at Everton, who famously had Tim Howard playing for them for so many years.
Hopefully Everton were not watching USA draw 3-3 with Ecuador yesterday as Klinsmann produced a horror show for one of the goals.
See the goal conceded by Jonathan Klinsmann and Tweets from USA fans below.
Jurgen Klinsmann's son Jonathan with a howler, allowing Bryan Cabezas ultimately to score for Ecuador vs USA U20s: pic.twitter.com/9ZKgyd3qcc
— Hispanospherical (@DarrenSpherical) May 22, 2017
The greatest thing about klinsman being fired for me is the Jonathan Klinsmann is only there because of his dad people are quiet https://t.co/n2Vffi4DM2
— Eric Friedlander (@Efried97) May 22, 2017
I'm saving this photo of Jonathan Klinsmann. pic.twitter.com/5EPVB9AJYj
— Grimillennial (@FGrimesN7) May 22, 2017
— John Hinnant (@JohnHinnant) May 22, 2017