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Sources: Gregg Berhalter out as USMNT head coach following Copa América group stage exit

A little more than a week after the United States men’s national team became the first Copa América host to be eliminated in the group stage of the world’s oldest international tournament, Gregg Berhalter will no longer be the team’s head coach, multiple sources tell FOX Sports. U.S. Soccer confirmed the news in a statement

Sources: Gregg Berhalter out as USMNT head coach following Copa América group stage exit

A little bit greater than every week after the United States males’s nationwide staff grew to become the primary Copa América host to be eradicated within the group stage of the world’s oldest worldwide event, Gregg Berhalter will now not be the staff’s head coach, a number of sources inform FOX Sports activities.

U.S. Soccer confirmed the information in an announcement on Wednesday.

Berhalter was initially employed in 2018, nearly 14 months after the People did not qualify for that 12 months’s World Cup. He led the U.S. again to soccer’s marquee competitors and into the spherical of 16, and was rehired for the 2026 World Cup cycle final June by Matt Crocker, who had develop into the federation’s sporting director two months earlier.

However regardless of successful a 3rd successive Concacaf Nations League title in March by beating Mexico 2-0 within the last, the staff has struggled all through Berhalter’s second time period.

[Related: 10 USMNT coaching candidates to watch, including Jürgen Klopp]

The USMNT would’ve been eradicated within the Nations League semis by Jamaica if not for a Ninety fifth-minute personal aim by the Reggae Boyz. They misplaced in Trinidad late final 12 months and at residence to Panama on this 12 months’s Copa América, failing to recuperate from gratuitous purple playing cards in every sport, each of which they led. The People had been additionally outclassed by Germany in a 3-1 pleasant loss final October and humiliated in a pre-Copa exhibition in opposition to Colombia, a 5-1 shellacking that was this system’s most lopsided defeat in 13 years. 

Needing a win and a few assist to advance to the Copa quarterfinals, the U.S. misplaced to Uruguay on July 1 — the primary time the nation did not advance from group play at a serious event since 2007. 

Berhalter finishes his U.S. tenure with 44 wins, 15 losses and 13 ties. He holds the best successful proportion of any everlasting USMNT coach. It wasn’t sufficient to save lots of his job in the long run. There is not any phrase on who Berhalter’s successor could be, however U.S. Soccer is anticipated to call a brand new coach earlier than the boys play their subsequent match, a pleasant in opposition to Copa America semifinalist Canada on Sept. 7.

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U.S. Soccer has no remark.

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Doug McIntyre is a soccer author for FOX Sports activities who has lined the United States males’s and girls’s nationwide groups at FIFA World Cups on 5 continents. Observe him at @ByDougMcIntyre.

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