Gregg Berhalter on USMNT future: “I’ll think about what’s next”

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U.S. males’s nationwide group head coach Gregg Berhalter has acquired each reward and criticism throughout his spell accountable for the group over the previous 4 years and regardless of Saturday’s FIFA World Cup Spherical of 16 elimination by the hands of the Netherlands, gamers stay supportive of the job he has performed with this system.

Berhalter watched on the sidelines as his USMNT squad misplaced 3-1 to the Netherlands in its first Spherical of 16 involvement since 2014. A trio of defensive breakdowns harm the People within the defeat, with Memphis Depay, Daley Blind, and Denzel Dumfries all celebrating objectives for the Dutch.

Berhalter’s present contract is about to run out on the finish of the yr, opening new alternatives for the 49-year-old each in the USA and abroad. Nevertheless, Berhalter’s gamers assist him for the work he has continued to place in as this system improved up the FIFA Rankings.

“I hope so,” USMNT left again Antonee Robinson stated when requested about Berhalter’s potential return as head coach. “He’s given a lot of boys the chance to want develop with this group. I have certainly enjoyed playing every single minute. It’d be nice for him to continue his journey, but that’s completely up to him. We’re thankful for everything he’s done either way.”

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Berhalter has registered a 37-11-12 file in his 4 years with the USMNT, profitable the Concacaf Gold Cup and Nation League titles in 2021. He helped the People return to the World Cup following their failure to take action in 2018, whereas additionally giving loads of alternatives to new, thrilling abilities within the squad, equivalent to Yunus Musah, Sergino Dest, and Gio Reyna.

The USMNT isn’t set to take the sphere once more till late January with Serbia and Colombia opposing the People in a pair of 2023 friendlies. Berhalter has but to commit his future to the USMNT following Saturday’s World Cup exit and a solution on that gained’t be anticipated for the subsequent few weeks.

“For the last month-and-a-half, I only focused on on the World Cup, only focused on achieving things with this group,” Berhalter stated. “Over the next couple of weeks, I’ll clear my head, sit down, and think about what’s next.”

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