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Gregg Berhalter, Coach of U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team, dismissed

Gregg Berhalter Fired as Coach of U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team After Disappointing Copa America Performance

The U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team suffered a major blow as coach Gregg Berhalter was fired following a disappointing performance in the Copa America. The U.S. Soccer Federation announced the decision on Wednesday after the team’s early exit from the tournament hosted on home soil.

The tournament started off on a promising note for the U.S. team with a 2-0 win against Bolivia, but things quickly turned sour with a 2-1 loss to Panama. The match was marred by a red card for Tim Weah, leaving the team down a man and ultimately sealing their fate in the group stage.

A subsequent 1-0 loss to Uruguay, a powerhouse in South American football, solidified the team’s elimination from the competition. The lackluster performance raised doubts about Berhalter’s future with the team ahead of the 2026 World Cup, which will be held in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada.

In a statement, U.S. Soccer President Cindy Parlow Cone emphasized the need for a new direction for the team and hinted at changes in coaching staff. The federation will be working with Sporting Director Matt Crocker to find the right person to lead the USMNT into a new era of success on the field.

As fans and critics reflect on the team’s Copa America campaign, all eyes are now on the future of U.S. soccer as preparations for the 2026 World Cup begin.

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