Coach Fired! What’s Next for the USMNT?

Los Angeles, California – Following the disappointing exit of the United States men’s national team from the group stage of the Copa América tournament, head coach Gregg Berhalter has been relieved of his duties, as reported by multiple sources familiar with the situation.

Berhalter, who took on the role in 2018 after the team failed to qualify for the World Cup, guided the U.S. to the round of 16 in the most recent edition of the tournament before being rehired for the upcoming 2026 World Cup cycle. Despite winning the Concacaf Nations League title earlier this year, the team struggled under Berhalter’s leadership, leading to his departure.

The team faced challenges, such as a last-minute own goal saving them from elimination in the Nations League and defeats to Jamaica, Panama, Germany, and Colombia. Their setback against Uruguay marked the first time since 2007 that the U.S. failed to advance from the group stage in a major tournament.

Berhalter’s tenure concludes with 44 wins, 15 losses, and 13 ties, boasting the highest winning percentage among permanent USMNT coaches, though it was not enough to secure his position. The search for his successor is underway, with the next friendly match against Canada scheduled for September 7.

U.S. Soccer has refrained from commenting on the coaching change at this time.