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USMNT: Berhalter sacked after Copa America disappointment

The USMNT are looking for a new head coach ahead of the 2026 World Cup.

Former USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter

The USMNT have sacked head coach Gregg Berhalter after a disappointing Copa America campaign.

The tournament hosts exited in the group stages, falling well below expectations on home soil.

Consequently, the decision was taken to relieve the 50-year-old of his duties, ending a second stint in charge.

Across 74 total games as head coach, Berhalter won 44 times, but ultimately fell short when it matters.

A new leader will now be chosen to lead the USA towards a home World Cup in 2026.

Sporting director Matt Crocker said: “We are deeply grateful to Gregg for his commitment the past five years to the Men’s National Team and to U.S. Soccer.

“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.

“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.”

Reports suggest the likes of Jurgen Klopp, Thierry Henry and Marcelo Bielsa are all being considered for the role.

But no decision is expected to be made imminently as the USMNT assess all their options.


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Mitch Fretton

Mitch is a freelance sports journalist with experience working for LiveScore, GOAL and Colchester United. He has experience working from both his desk at home and in the press box at games covering the Champions League and international football.