What is Gregg Berhalter’s record as USMNT manager?
The head of the USMNT at Qatar World Cup after failing to qualify for the 2018 tournament in Russia and pressure is mounting on head coach Berhalter to impress with the United States set to co-host the 2026 edition with Canada and Mexico.
Gregg Berhalter is set to name his 26-man New York squad on Wednesday, with much of the United States’ success going to Chelsea striker Christian Pulisic.
Berhalter’s side failed to impress in their two warm-up games in September as they lost 2-0 to Japan in Dusseldorf, Germany, failing to shoot on target throughout the game . The Americans then chained the defeat with a 0-0 draw against Saudi Arabia. in Murcia, Spain at the end of the month.
The former Columbus Crew boss took over the national side in December 2018. The USMNT is 36-11-9 in 56 matches under Berhalter, a 65.4% win rate.
Berhalter leads USMNT to World Cup
Despite recent indifferent performances, Berhalter remains a popular figure among players and fans who have guided the United States to this year’s World Cup. During his tenure with the national team, he established himself as a player coach who facilitated a culture that players want to be part of. He played a key role in players choosing to play for the USMNT over other countries. That said, there are pockets of dissent emerging and his future on the American sidelines will be conditioned by Group B results in the Gulf.
Group B at the 2022 World Cup
USMNT will play in Group B at the World Cup. On November 21, they face Wales in their campaign opener. They will then face two more difficult tests against England (November 25) and Iran (November 29) in a bid to qualify for the knockout stage of the tournament.