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Gregg Berhalter rehired as USMNT head coach

Gregg Berhalter rehired as USMNT head coach

The U.S. men’s national team will have a familiar face leading it following the Concacaf Gold Cup this summer.

Gregg Berhalter has been re-hired as USMNT head coach, U.S. Soccer announced Friday. Interim head coach B.J. Callaghan will remain in charge of the USMNT through Sunday’s Nations League Final and the upcoming Gold Cup.

“I want to thank Matt, and the entire U.S. Soccer Federation, for the trust they’ve placed in me,” said Berhalter. “I’m grateful to have the opportunity to build on our achievements at the World Cup and to contribute to this exciting time for soccer in our country. The entire group of players and staff have worked incredibly hard to establish our identity on and off the field. We look forward to continuing our journey together to make our fans and our nation proud.”

Berhalter had been without a job since his USMNT contract expired in December. He had previously been linked with Club America, Swansea City, and Sparta Rotterdam over recent weeks. U.S Soccer previously launched and completed an investigation of Berhalter in January after he admitted to an altercation with his wife Rosalind back in 1991.

The 49-year-old registered a 37-12-11 record in 60 matches in charge of the USMNT during his first spell in charge, winning the 2021 Concacaf Nations League and Gold Cup titles.

A former USMNT defender, Berhalter led the Americans to FIFA World Cup Qualification in 2022, leading them to the Round of 16 before suffering elimination at the hands of the Netherlands.

“When I started this search, my focus was on finding someone with the right vision to take this program to new heights in 2026,” said U.S. Soccer Sporting Director Matt Crocker. “Gregg has that vision, as well as the experience and growth mindset on and off the field to move this team forward. Appointing the right head coach for a National Team is a crucial decision that reflects U.S. Soccer’s identity and lays the foundation to grow soccer across the country for years to come. I am confident that Gregg is the right person for the job and looking forward to working in partnership with him.”

The USMNT is preparing for Sunday’s Nations League Final against Canada after rolling past rivals Mexico 3-0 on Thursday. Christian Pulisic scored a brace and earned Man of the Match honors, while Ricardo Pepi also scored once.

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