Report: Gregg Berhalter set for brand new contract talks with U.S. Soccer

Gregg Berhalter contract as U.S. males’s nationwide staff head coach is ready to run out within the coming weeks, however the 49-year-old stays an choice to return for an additional spell on the helm.

Berhalter is ready to start talks with U.S. Soccer over a brand new contract as USMNT head coach, ESPN reported Wednesday. Berhalter, who led the USMNT to a Spherical of 16 end on the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, is interested by a possible transfer to Europe, in line with the ESPN report.

U.S. Soccer sporting director Earnie Stewart launched an announcement that means the method of dealing with Berhalter’s potential rehiring isn’t practically as far alongside because the ESPN report suggests.

“As we at all times do after a significant event, we’re taking time to mirror. We’ll conduct a full evaluate with everybody concerned as we decide our subsequent steps,” Stewart mentioned. “We sit up for constructing off the efficiency in Qatar and making ready for the journey in direction of 2026.”

Berhalter was employed as USMNT head coach in December 2018 and has registered a 37-12-11 report in his 4 years in cost. The previous Columbus Crew and Hammarby supervisor overcame a tough begin in 2019 by main the USMNT to the Concacaf Nations League and Gold Cup trophies in 2021.

A number of younger abilities have develop into common contributors throughout Berhalter’s time in cost together with Timothy Weah, Brenden Aaronson, Gio Reyna, and Jesus Ferreira. He additionally helped dual-nationals Yunus Musah, Sergino Dest, and Malik Tillman commit their futures to the USMNT.

The USMNT returned to World Cup motion this fall for the primary time since 2014, ending second behind Group B winners England. The People tied Wales 1-1 and England 0-0 earlier than defeating Iran 1-0 to punch its knockout stage ticket.

Nevertheless, the USMNT fell 3-1 to the Netherlands within the Spherical of 16, ending its 2022 schedule.

The USMNT will face Serbia and Colombia in late-January throughout its annual winter camp earlier than the continuation of its Nations League group stage schedule in March in opposition to El Salvador and Grenada.