United States head coach Jurgen Klinsmann smiles before their game against Panama in a World Cup qualifier soccer game at Estadio Rommel Fernandez. Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports
(AP) -- Jurgen Klinsmann is staying with the U.S. soccer team for the 2018 World Cup.
Six months before leading the Americans at the 2014 tournament in Brazil, Klinsmann agreed to a four-year contract extension through 2018.
Hired as coach in July 2011, Klinsmann is gaining the additional title of technical director of the U.S. Soccer Federation.
His new deal was announced Thursday.