for display only
Big Blue Interactive The Corner Forum  
Back to the Corner

NFT: Berhalter fired as USMNT coach

Del Shofner : 7/10/2024 6:12 pm
- no surprise.

Link - ( New Window )
Would  
Jon In NYC : 7/10/2024 6:17 pm : link
be fun to have Klopp in charge
Hooray  
RCPhoenix : 7/10/2024 6:19 pm : link
Christmas comes early  
shockeyisthebest8056 : 7/10/2024 6:24 pm : link
.
Good bleepin' riddance!!  
Optimus-NY : 7/10/2024 6:27 pm : link
I DESPISE that Berhalter----and his brother Jay----and Ernie Stewart.

...  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 7/10/2024 6:52 pm : link
Good & not surprising.
good  
ColHowPepper : 7/10/2024 7:01 pm : link
now let’s see a new and firm direction, top to bottom
Yeah !!! But Too bad Nashville poached Callaghan last week.  
Spider56 : 7/10/2024 7:47 pm : link
The USMNT played very well when he had the interim assignment.
RE: Yeah !!! But Too bad Nashville poached Callaghan last week.  
Pete in MD : 7/10/2024 7:54 pm : link
In comment 16551417 Spider56 said:
Quote:
The USMNT played very well when he had the interim assignment.

I was thinking that too. I'm sure he would leave Nashville for the USMNT job.
YES! I was losing faith the Berhalter/Crocker faction would hold  
DCGMan : 7/10/2024 9:51 pm : link
out and win.

Great news tonight.

@CraigWaltersUS will be a fun Twitter follow tonight starting at 10p Eastern.
RE: Would  
DCGMan : 7/10/2024 9:52 pm : link
In comment 16551358 Jon In NYC said:
Quote:
be fun to have Klopp in charge


Would love Low or Poch expecting another USMNT alum Cherundolo. No faith the incompetent USSF/MLS power brokers will cede control to an outsider.
Any thoughts on Stefano Pioli?  
John in Loudoun : 7/11/2024 10:31 am : link
I've not heard anyone discuss him as an option. He obviously had a good relationship with Pulisic and has a reputation of being a good manager especially with younger players. He's also learning English. I don't follow Serie A as much as other's so would love their opinions.
Pochettino would be awesome selection  
Rick in Dallas : 7/11/2024 12:07 pm : link
Will the USSF get it right??? This coach selection so important for current group of players and player development.
Team definitely needs a new mentality.
Wasted time with Berhalter unfortunately
Overdue--Now The Key Decision is Coming  
Jeffrey : 7/11/2024 1:19 pm : link
Berhalter should never have been rehired and the USMNT needs to get this next decision right. Two years in international soccer is not long. Perhaps an opportunity for 10-12 matches before the World Cup, counting the Gold Cup.

Hopefully they pick a manager who is not locked into a particular style of play that does not fit the talent on the USMNT roster. It should be clear by now that square pegs won't fit into round holes and the US needs an honest look at the talent and then find a manager who is creative enough to adapt the system to the talent.

Also should have an emphasis on using players who are actually getting playing time. It should be apparent that being on the roster of a "mega-club" is not a substitute for PT.
Klopp contacted by USSF about men’s coaching position BUT  
Rick in Dallas : 7/11/2024 1:42 pm : link
He wants to take a break away from coaching after Liverpool tenure
Too bad for us…
FWIW, ESPN compiled a list of 16 candidates  
Del Shofner : 7/11/2024 1:46 pm : link
for the job.
RE: Any thoughts on Stefano Pioli?  
DCGMan : 7/11/2024 3:00 pm : link
In comment 16551646 John in Loudoun said:
Quote:
I've not heard anyone discuss him as an option. He obviously had a good relationship with Pulisic and has a reputation of being a good manager especially with younger players. He's also learning English. I don't follow Serie A as much as other's so would love their opinions.


CBSSports has him on their candidate list. I like him, and Pulisic performed well under him. Current free agent.
RE: FWIW, ESPN compiled a list of 16 candidates  
Del Shofner : 7/11/2024 3:03 pm : link
In comment 16551843 Del Shofner said:
Quote:
for the job. (This time with the link.)

Link - ( New Window )
I would be for Pochettino  
moespree : 7/11/2024 3:20 pm : link
He will improve every single person on the squad, probably win nothing, get fired, but make every single person associated with the squad on the field and off better than before he arrived.

This is basically his MO and I think it's something that the whole system could probably use.

It is not impossible. He liked the United States and has spoken highly of the promise and future of the country in the sport.
RE: I would be for Pochettino  
Del Shofner : 7/11/2024 6:42 pm : link
In comment 16551951 moespree said:
Quote:
He will improve every single person on the squad, probably win nothing, get fired, but make every single person associated with the squad on the field and off better than before he arrived.

This is basically his MO and I think it's something that the whole system could probably use.

It is not impossible. He liked the United States and has spoken highly of the promise and future of the country in the sport.


I agree that he'd be a good choice, and unlike Klopp it doesn't seem impossible that we could get him.
... and I'm in favor of a coach who's not from the USA -  
Del Shofner : 7/11/2024 6:45 pm : link
I posted on this on one of the other soccer threads, but I just don't think the USA is playing with the necessary intensity. The comfort level has to go down. I don't see anyone in the USSF-MLS old boys network who isn't just more of the same. Well, maybe Marsch, but they f'd that up....
From The Athletic on Klopp  
ColHowPepper : 7/11/2024 9:11 pm : link
https://www.nytimes.com/athletic/5630946/2024/07/11/jurgen-klopp-usmnt-next-coach-rejected?source=user-shared-article
I'm skeptical about the development angle  
Blue92 : 9:10 am : link
Players develop at their clubs, not their national teams. That's where they spend most of their time. The goal of the national team manager has to be to pick the squad, maximize its performance in the short chunks of time they're together and focus more on things like accountability, etc.
Back to the Corner