>> Meet the newest coach of US Men's Soccer. Greg Berhalter, a former US National team defender, was named head coach on Sunday. In a statement he called it a tremendous honor and said, having played for the national team, I know what it means to represent our country. Berhalter made 44 appearances for the US team and competed in two World Cups.
He retired in 2011, after playing in Europe for 15 years and in the US for three. Berhalter later became coach of Major League Soccer's Columbus Crew and took that team to the MLS Cup final in 2015. He takes over in a tumultuous period for US soccer. With a shocking upset loss to Trinidad and Tobago last year, the team failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.
During qualification, former Coach Jurgen Klinnsman was fired, Coach Bruce Arena resigned, US Soccer President Sunil Guladi lost his job, and then the team went a full year under an interim coach. Braulter now has six months to prepare the team for the next competition, the 2019 Gold Cup.