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Report: Juan Carlos Osorio negotiating with USMNT

Colombia and the United States actively engaged in negotiations with the former El Tri coach

Mexico Training & Press Conferece - FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 Photo by Hector Vivas/Getty Images

According to reports from ESPN Deportes’ Colombia-focused program Balon Dividido, former Mexico head coach Juan Carlos Osorio is in negotiations with both Colombia and the United States to take over their respective head coaching positions.

Osorio walked away from the Mexican federation after leading the team to a Round of 16 exit at the World Cup (a familiar feeling for the team and their fans). Osorio had one of the best records for a manager of the team with a minimum of 20 appearances but had been widely scrutinized for his rotations with the squad.

A native Colombian, Osorio has said recently that it has been a long term dream as well as now a goal of his to lead the national team. His comments combined with the reported simultaneous negotiations with the U.S. and Colombia make one wonder if perhaps the U.S. is being used for negotiating leverage or if the interest is mutual.

What do you think? Is the USMNT about to land their next head coach? Are they being used in negotiations? Would you prefer that they are?