USMNT star player Christian Pulisic has reiterated his desire for Gregg Berhalter to return to the role of head coach of the US national team.
Following the US’ 3-0 demolition of bitter-rivals Mexico in Las Vegas, in which Pulisic bagged a brace, the Hershey-born forward said to The Athletic’s Paul Tenorio, “Today is a testament of the work that (Gregg Berhalter) put into this team. If that’s not enough evidence, then that’s all right. People are gonna hate no matter what.”
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The 24-year-old was back to his sparklingly best playing out wide in a front three alongside debutant Folarin Balogun and fellow Berhalter-supporter Timothy Weah. An official announcement regarding Berhalter’s appointment is expected to be made soon with the 49-year-old now the clear front-runner to return to the USMNT hot seat.
The United States’ chaotic victory last night, in which each side had two players sent off, was marred due to a mass brawl and homophobic chants during the end of the match.
The Mexican Football Federation has been fined a number of times in the past by FIFA for homophobic chanting by their fans. FIFA’s North American Association Football governing body, CONCACAF, “strongly condemned the discriminatory chanting” during the game.