Former USA defender Gregg Berhalter appointed to coach men’s national team

  • Berhalter led Columbus Crew to success with small budget
  • 45-year-old played at 2002 World Cup for USA

Gregg Berhalter was hired Sunday to coach the US men’s national team, making him the first person to manage USA and play for them at a World Cup.

Berhalter, who spent the past five seasons as coach of Major League Soccer’s Columbus Crew, represents a generational change for an American team staggered by the failure to reach this year’s World Cup after seven straight appearances at the tournament.

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via Football | The Guardian