Latest Gregg Berhalter News

Rotation not just MLB: US uses 33 in 6 World Cup qualifiers

Oct. 14, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Getting through the first six games of World Cup qualifying has taken a village for the United States. Rotation isn't just a focus of baseball teams this fall. It's a key for U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter. Twenty-nine players have...

Weah, Dest spark US to 2-1 win over Costa Rica in qualifier

Oct. 14, 2021 00:24 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Sixty seconds in, Costa Rica was celebrating and the U.S. World Cup campaign was spinning out of control. Sergiño Dest and Tim Weah, two young Americans unscarred by the failure of four years ago, got them back on track. ...

Steffen in goal as US changes 9 of 11 starters vs Costa Rica

Oct. 13, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter shook up his lineup, inserting goalkeeper Zack Steffen among nine changes to the starting 11 for Wednesday night’s World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica. Chris Richards, a 21-year-old central defender, was given his...

US soccer has Jekyll & Hyde personality ahead of Costa Rica

Oct. 12, 2021 20:00 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. soccer team has a Jekyll and Hyde personality that makes it difficult to determine which will show for Wednesday night’s World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica. During last weekend’s 1-0 loss at Panama, the Americans were as stagnant...

McKennie, back from banishment, refuses to meet with media

Oct. 12, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Back with the U.S. national team following a two-game banishment for breaking team COVID-19 protocols, Weston McKennie is refusing to speak with reporters. The 23-year-old Juventus midfielder was dropped for last month's World Cup qualifiers...

Still building home-field advantage, US stumbles on road

Oct. 11, 2021 13:21 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Panama (AP) — Walker Zimmerman marveled at the crowd in Estadio Rommel Fernández, almost all dressed in the Panamanian team color of red, a mass that throbbed in unison and buzzed like a hornet's nest after the hosts took the lead. “It was a great...

Panama wins qualifier 1-0 as Berhalter shuffles US lineup

Oct. 11, 2021 06:14 AM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Panama (AP) — Kellyn Acosta walked off with his head bandaged, Matt Turner juggled multiple balls that were tossed in during the final few minutes, when security twice chased fans off the field. On a humid night in Central America, the United States wilted...

Born in Bronx, raised in Italy & England, Musah embraces US

Oct. 10, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Panama (AP) — Yunus Musah visited New York in June with teammate Tim Weah and had a wide-eyed view of the big city. “I remember going to the — what’s that called — that big tall building?” Musah said with a chuckle. It’s...

Pepi scores 2 more goals, lifts US over Jamaica in qualifier

Oct. 08, 2021 01:21 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Ricardo Pepi and the young Americans saw a red, white and blue crowd, a scene seldom at past U.S. World Cup qualifiers, then dominated Jamaica behind the new 18-year-old sensation and moved into first place. “We’re just sitting there and we’re...

Pepi decision proving big for U.S. as goal scoring star

Oct. 07, 2021 23:06 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Just two months ago, Ricardo Pepi didn't know which national team he wanted to play for. He ultimately picked the United States over Mexico, a choice that is paying off in a big way for the Americans. It likely will pay big for...