I'd be willing to bet that at no point during his European playing career or his time as a head coach in Germany, did Jurgen Klinsmann ever experience anything quite like what he saw on Wednesday while conducting post-training interviews in Costa Roca (above video).
So you all know, the cow's name is Lula. And he/she seems to be the official mascot of the local dairy company hosting the US national team's training sessions this week as they prepare for Friday night's World Cup qualifying game against Costa Rica (10 pm ET, beIN Sport).
The cow reportedly kept up his/her antics disrupting Klinsmann and a few players' interviews by using an air horn throughout the USMNT's media availability period on Wednesday. The cow also took to the field and scored a goal of its own, celebrating with a powerful knee slide. All that before finding itselt the victim of the vicious nutmeg of one U.S. Soccer spokesperson, according to MLSsoccer.com's Andrew Wiebe, on the ground in San Jose.
If you watch closely enough, Klinsmann lets out a wry smirk at one point during the video, perhaps indicating that he might actually be enjoying himself. The cow is just the latest bit of gamesmanship and antics being employed against the USMNT as a bit of payback for the first meeting between the two teams this year, which was played in blizzard-like conditions against later Costa Rican protests, won 1-0 by the US.
Eggs thrown at the team bus, cabs vowing to block the team's bus route to the stadium on Friday night, and now a person in a cow suit disrupting interviews with an air horn. That means just one thing: CONCACAF gonna CONCACAF, right?
UPDATE: Looks like the cow had some fun with Omar Gonzalez as well.