U.S. Soccer confirmed this news on Friday, saying Berhalter will take over beginning in September and lead the workforce via the 2026 World Cup in North America.
The selection is a stunning one, as Berhalter’s cut up with the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) following the 2022 FIFA World Cup was ugly. Regardless of successful two CONCACAF Finals over Mexico and main the USMNT again to the World Cup after lacking out in 2018, tales started to leak about what occurred behind the scenes in Qatar.
Per Sports Illustrated, Berhalter aired Reyna’s poor angle and energy in camp publicly following the match, one thing his previous good friend and teammate Claudio took exception to. In response, Claudio’s spouse Danielle reported Berhalter’s abuse of his now-wife Rosalind in school to the us.
Berhalter then launched this assertion, the place he acknowledged he did kick his spouse in 1991 and sought assist. The united states has since “investigated and concluded it was happy” with Berhalter’s clarification says ESPN’s Jeff Carlisle.
Regardless of the controversy surrounding Berhalter’s departure, a few of the workforce’s greatest stars voiced their hope he’d get the job as soon as once more.
Yahoo! Sports reported USMNT captain Christian Pulisic needed Berhalter again. “I believe he needs to be thought-about,” Pulisic mentioned. “I believe he did an ideal job with the workforce. I believe lots of people, plenty of guys on the workforce particularly, would agree with that.”
There are various explanation why this rent may go poorly the second time round. There’s the likelihood that Berhalter has misplaced the belief of the locker room. There’s the likelihood he is misplaced the respect of many for his actions in 1991 and there’s the truth that the method appears like a waste of time.
Except for the workforce taking part in beneath two interim coaches since Berhalter’s contract expired, the us additionally employed a agency to convey on Matt Crooker as sporting director only for the workforce to finish up in the identical place as earlier than the World Cup.
However the actuality is that of the accessible choices, Berhalter was in all probability the most effective accessible. And whereas B.J. Callaghan will rightfully get a number of credit score for teaching the workforce to a 3-0 victory over Mexico in his debut, he did it with lots of Berhalter’s gamers.
If Thursday night time’s domination is something to go on, the USMNT’s future stays shiny.