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wahoowa94

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Berhalter has the highest winning % of any USMNT coach and has coached


teams with a highest average goals for and lowest goals against. By numbers alone, you have to say he is up there with Arena as the top US coach. 29 wins in 41 matches is pretty impressive. What he doesn't have is a WC appearance yet which likely has skewed his winning % a bit higher given that he hasn't coached against England, Ghana, Portugal, etc. in a highly competitive format like the WC.

All that being said, he makes some odd lineup and sub decisions that fly in the face of common sense. But he is also coaching a player pool that is very young and doesn't have the veterans from the last cycle around to mentor the younger kids. But the players do play hard for him by all accounts so maybe he is building something from the ground up.

Either way, his future tenure is tied to a WC appearance and a decent showing (knockout round at a minimum). Failure on either of those, and he will likely be gone.
[Post edited by wahoowa94 at 10/14/2021 4:17PM]

(In response to this post by PWillis52)

Posted: 10/14/2021 at 4:15PM



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