After more than 13 months without a permanent head coach, it appears the U.S. Men's National Soccer Team is set to get its new leader. CBS Sports reported Wednesday evening that Gregg Berhalter will be named the team's new coach.
Berhalter, who currently coaches the Columbus Crew, will replace interim coach Dave Sarachan, a former USMNT assistant who has served as interim coach since Bruce Arena's resignation in October 2017 after failing to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Berhalter, 45, has coached the Crew since 2013 where he compiled a record of 74-69-50. Under his tenure, the Crew has reached the playoffs four times as well as the 2015 MLS Cup final.
As a player, Berhalter spent 12 years on the national team where he made 44 caps from 1994-2006. He also was on the USA roster for the 2002 and 2006 FIFA World Cups. He played in Europe for 15 years and joined the L.A. Galaxy in 2009. He was on the team for two years, including when it won the 2011 MLS Cup. However, Berhalter is still searching for his first trophy as a manager.
Sarachan took over on an interim basis last November and had his contract extended through the end of 2018. He has gone 3-5-4 in 12 matches, with his last game being a 1-0 loss to Italy on Nov. 20.