USMNT World Cup gamers DeAndre Yedlin and Walker Zimmerman defended Gregg Berhalter towards criticism on Tuesday.
- Berhalter underneath investigation by US Soccer
- The coach’s type has additionally been referred to as into query
- However two gamers come to his protection
WHAT HAPPENED? Yedlin and Zimmerman have been thought-about skilled leaders of the USMNT in Qatar and spoke on Tuesday as this system continues to be in turmoil. Berhalter is being investigated over a home violence incident in 1991 that got here to mild after Gio Reyna’s household allegedly blackmailed the coach as a result of the Dortmund participant was not getting a lot taking part in time on the World Cup.
AND MUCH MORE: Berhalter’s contract expired final week, however he’s eligible for a brand new deal as soon as US Soccer completes its investigation. Nevertheless, it’s more and more seemingly that the USMNT will rent a brand new head coach to scrub their arms of the controversy. The group has already provided Zinedine Zidane the place and is evaluating different candidates.
WHAT THEY SAID: “I feel Gregg is a good head coach, I feel he is finished an excellent job of bringing us all collectively and ensuring we’re all preventing for a similar purpose,” Yedlin stated. “Clearly everyone knows that sure issues occur and once more, a few of these selections are lower than me. He is an excellent coach and I’ve actually loved working with him.
Zimmerman, in the meantime, instructed reporters that “Gregg has finished an excellent job for the nationwide crew” and that his file “speaks for itself.” He added that Berhalter has “finished loads of issues very, very nicely.”
BIGGER PICTURE: Whereas Reyna’s smaller-than-expected position on the World Cup was a giant story amongst followers, it has been revealed that lots of the crew’s executives have been behind Berhalter’s decision-making. Nevertheless, a run within the final 16 is probably not sufficient for Berhalter to advance. Anthony Hudson is presently serving as interim coach.
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WHAT’S NEXT FOR BERHALTER? He just lately stated he needs to proceed with the USMNT and is a succesful chief, however it is probably not in his arms.