Gregg Berhalter’s Columbus Crew SC was ousted from the MLS Cup Playoffs by the Red Bulls. (Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports)
Gregg Berhalter is poised to be named the next head coach of the U.S. national team, according to a CBS Sports report.
The Tenalfy, N.J. native will succeed interim coach Dave Sarachan, who has guided the team for 13 months. Sarachan replaced Bruce Arena, who stepped down as the head man in November 2017 after the Americans failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1986.
Unless something breaksdown, the 45-year-old Berhalter could be named sometime this week or next, CBS Sports said, citing a source.
A graduate of St. Benedict’s Prep, Berhalter has coached Columbus Crew SC in Major League Soccer. Columbus was eliminated from the Eastern Conference semifinals in the MLS Cup Playoffs by the Red Bulls earlier this month.
Berhalter has not won a championship or a trophy as a coach.
He made 44 appearances for the national team from 1994-2006 and was a member of the LA Galaxy squad that won MLS Cup.
U.S. national team general manager Earnie Stewart did not give any new information on the coaching search.
“At this stage, I am not able to comment,” he told CBS Sports.
For the original story, visit: