The US Soccer Federation have confirmed that they have reappointed Gregg Berhalter as the new USMNT head coach.
The 49-year-old returns less than six months after leaving his post following the expiration of his contract on New Year’s Eve last year.
Berhalter back for second stint in charge of USMNT
The news was confirmed via the US Men’s Soccer’s official Social Media platforms and the New Jersey native will lead the side to the 2026 FIFA World Cup, which will see the States as one of three host nations alongside Canada and Mexico.
Secretary General of US Soccer JT Batson stated on Twitter that he was, “Thrilled to welcome Gregg as our Men’s National Team’s Head Coach”.
Thrilled to welcome Gregg as our Men's National Team's Head Coach! Massive thanks to Matt Crocker for his exceptional leadership in the search process. Gregg's ambition-driven approach makes him the perfect fit to lead us toward a new era of success. https://t.co/9ctMwmNuUr
— jtbatson (@jtbatson) June 16, 2023
Berhalter was set to join Mexican side Club America earlier this week but dropped out of the running once it was revealed he was US Soccer’s first-choice candidate to return as head coach.
In a press conference called to announce Berhalter’s appointment, the new head coach stated he was committed to “rebuilding his relationship” with Borussia Dortmund’s attacking midfielder Gio Reyna, with whom he had a well-documented fall-out after the USMNT’s elimination from last year’s World Cup in Qatar following a 3-1 defeat to the Netherlands in the Round of 16.