Jürgen Klinsmann has always been an ambassador of sorts. His playing career took him to England and Italy, and now the former striker coaches the US national team.
We caught up with Klinsmann, to find out how he is inspiring American fans.
Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius can add winning the German Football Ambassador player’s prize to the list of accomplishments in his young career. Globe-trotting coaches Otto Pfister and Gert Engels were also honored.
Sports connect people across borders, and soccer is the world's most popular sport. Every year, individuals who have made outstanding contributions to international understanding through soccer are honored at the German Football Ambassador awards.
Already a world champion and cult hero, Bastian Schweinsteiger is now also German football ambassador. The Chicago Fire midfielder wins the audience prize, while Miroslav Klose and coach Horst Kriete are also winners.
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