Since the beginning of the World Cup there’s been a growing narrative around the American soccer community that current Mexico national team manager Juan Carlos Osorio could be a good fit for the open United States manager job.
This speculation arises from Osorio’s close ties to American soccer. He managed the Chicago Fire and New York Red Bulls before going off to bigger and better things.
Now, just days after Mexico have been eliminated in the Round of 16 for the seventh straight time, rumors have surfaced linking Osorio to the USMNT position.
MARCA’s Colombia outlet is reporting that Osorio already has a pre-contract in place to become the next USMNT manager when his contract with the FMF runs out on July 15. The only caveat mentioned in the report is that an offer from the Colombia national team would break the supposed agreement.
It’s important to note that this report should be taken with a grain of salt at this point. Osorio has been linked to both the U.S. and Colombia due to his ties to each country. This report seems a bit coincidental coming off both Colombia and Mexico being eliminated from the World Cup.
With that being said, I’ll open the floor to the community. If this report is accurate, how would feel about Osorio being appointed USMNT manager? Did Mexico’s performance in this World Cup make you want him more or less? Sound off below.