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Name Gregg Berhalter
Gender Male
Ethnic American
Job USA Head Coach
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Club as Coach USA National Team [Head Coach]
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2019 03 13 Retrieve

[Berhalter leaving the door open for Johnson to make USMNT return] I was in Germany a couple weeks ago and I was able to meet with Fabian and talk to him about how he’s doing and his international career and his thoughts moving forward, and he’s a guy that still is available.

I spoke to him and said, ‘Listen, if you’re needed, we’ll certainly look at you and bring you in.’ I’m very comfortable with Fabian and what he’s done. I’ve known him for a long time. I’ve probably known him for 12 years. I played with him in Germany and I left the door open and I said, ‘We’ll stay in contact’

[Even with his willingness to return, and his relationship with Berhalter, Johnson still faces an uphill battle to still be a viable option by the 2022 World Cup, when he would be close to 35] When I look at his profile and look at his position and being an outside back and the demands of an outside back and I’m projecting towards 2022, he’s one that’s right on the borderline. It’s a tough one. Having said that, I said, ‘Listen, we’re not closing the door. We’ll leave it open but here’s where we’re at right now’

2019 03 18 Retrieve

[United States national team coach Gregg Berhalter said Wednesday that he and his staff are continuing to watch LA Galaxy teenager Efrain Alvarez and said the 16-year-old will get an opportunity with the U.S. if he continues to excel] Regarding Efrain, for us it’s been interesting to watch from the background because he’s a guy that has taken a pathway that, you’d call it a somewhat normal pathway although it’s been accelerated. He started out in the academy of LA Galaxy, he played there, he went to the second team of LA Galaxy, he did really well with the second team and now he’s making an impact with the first team. That’s exactly what we want to see continuing. It would be great that he continues to chip away and get playing time and now can be a consistent performer for one of the top clubs in MLS

We’ll be there watching the whole thing, and when he’s doing what we expect him to do, there will be an opportunity for him with the U.S. national team. Regarding a potential choice for him, we want to create an environment that players want to be in. We want to create a playing style, a team spirit that players want to be a part of. If we do, we’re confident we can get players like that and keep players like that in our program

We’re not necessarily looking at these players as solely dual national players. We’re looking at them as players. There’s a universe of players that are eligible to play for the United States. We’re looking at all of those guys. I think that’s an important process

I’ve said all along that every player has their own pathway. What I want for my players - each and every one of them - is that they can maximize their own potential, so then they have different ways to do that. For some of them it’s going to be going to an MLS academy, playing for an MLS second team and signing with an MLS first team really developing that way. For other guys it’s going to be different pathways and it is going to be going to Europe or it is going to be playing at a mid-level team in Europe and then making a jump from there. Every player has a different pathway

2019 07 09 Retrieve

[USA coach Gregg Berhalter on Zack Steffen] Zack Steffen is a talented goalkeeper with great potential and someone who has performed on the biggest stages for the USA youth teams

2019 11 19 Retrieve

[Americans accomplished all that without three of their best players, missing forward Christian Pulisic, midfielder Michael Bradley and goalkeeper Zack Steffen to injury] One thing I said to the team after the game is you have nights where you play absolutely brilliant, and everything works and you’re executing everything, you’re scoring goals. And then you have days that you don’t play great and things aren’t working and it’s not as fluid as it is normally. In all those cases you need to show the type of effort and type of tenacity that the group showed today

There was some real big criticism on the group. You know, it was a perceived lack of effort, a lack of heart. You couldn’t mention that today. The way the guys were fighting for each other, the way they had their back, the amount of effort that was put in. To me the difference was we were ready to overcome anything

2020 02 01 Retrieve

[Ulysses Llanez scores in debut as U.S. men defeat Costa Rica in exhibition in Carson] We were training for four weeks now and we knew the age of our guys, we knew the capabilities of our guys. And it was nice to see them grow throughout the month. We were very comfortable that they would be able to perform today

2020 03 26 Retrieve

[Gregg Berhalter said following that Costa Rica game on Ulysses Llanez] It’s typical he took the penalty because that’s what type of player he is. He plays with confidence. Even at the beginning of the game, he didn’t see nerves, he was going at guys one v one, he’s getting into good spaces, he’s running behind the line. His defensive work was strong as well

2020 05 25 Retrieve

[USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter on Llanez’s penalty on debut] It’s typical he took the penalty because that’s what type of player he is. He plays with confidence. Even at the beginning of the game, he didn’t see nerves, he was going at guys one v one, he’s getting into good spaces, he’s running behind the line. His defensive work was strong as well