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USMNT Jul 11, 2024

Gregg Berhalter fired as head coach of U.S. Men’s National Team

CHICAGO – The U.S. Soccer Federation announced that Gregg Berhalter has been relieved of his duties as head coach of the U.S. Men’s National Team, effective immediately.

“I want to thank Gregg for his hard work and dedication to U.S. Soccer and our Men’s National Team,” said U.S. Soccer President Cindy Parlow Cone. “We are now focused on working with our Sporting Director Matt Crocker and leveraging his experience at the highest levels of the sport to ensure we find the right person to lead the USMNT into a new era of on-field success.”

U.S. Soccer Sporting Director Matt Crocker will lead and has launched a search for Berhalter’s replacement.

“We are deeply grateful to Gregg for his commitment the past five years to the Men’s National Team and to U.S. Soccer,” said Crocker. “Gregg has earned the respect of everyone within our organization and has played a pivotal role in bringing together a young team and moving the program forward. We wish Gregg all the best in his future endeavors, and we know he will find success in his next coaching position.”

U.S. Soccer is committed to doing what is necessary to ensure our success on the pitch and we are dedicated to fostering a culture that leads to winning.

“Our immediate focus is on finding a coach who can maximize our potential as we continue to prepare for the 2026 World Cup, and we have already begun our search process,” said Crocker.

Berhalter compiled a 44-17-13 record in 74 matches as USMNT head coach and 29-9-7 record in official competitions during his tenure, leading the USMNT to a successful 2022 World Cup qualification campaign. In 2022, he became the first former national team player to coach the U.S. at a World Cup, leading the youngest team on the field in the tournament to a second-place finish in Group B with five points after draws against Wales and England and a win against Iran, before falling to the Netherlands in the Round of 16. Under his guidance, the USMNT won the 2021 Gold Cup and two Concacaf Nations League titles.

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