Klinsy fires Johnson

HARRISON: Fabian Johnson was told to return to Germany by US coach Jurgen Klinsmann, who was displeased the defender took himself out of last weekend’s 3-2 loss to Mexico in the 111th minute.

Seventh minutes after Johnson was replaced by Brad Evans, Paul Aguilar scored the go-ahead goal for Mexico, which earned a berth in the 2017 Confederations Cup.

Speaking a day before the US play Costa Rica in an exhibition, Klinsmann said: “I had a very severe word with Fabian Johnson, and I sent him home today. He can rethink his approach about his team,” Klinsmann said.