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Community Corner: Is it the coach or the process?

Which one was the most disappointing

United States Men’s Soccer Introduces Gregg Berhalter Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images

Well, we finally have a head coach. Gregg Berhalter was introduced officially yesterday as the new head coach of the United States Men’s National Team, ending a 14-month process that began with Bruce Arena’s resignation on October 13, 2017. Throughout that time, the team was in a state of transition with interim head coach Dave Sarachan leading the charge, but no real plan was announced. Even as Carlos Cordeiro was elected president and his eventual hire of Earnie Stewart as the first-ever USMNT general manager, there was no transparency of how the process of finding a new coach would go.

The length of time taken was being sold as a way to increase the candidate pool to include those coaches who would be out of contract after the 2018 World Cup, but in the end, it was Berhalter, who leaves Columbus Crew SC to take over the country’s national team program. That has left a sour taste in the mouths of scores of fans.

Today’s Community Corner asks the question: was it the process that disappointed you the most, or was it the eventual coaching selection? Was it a combo of both, or was there something else that leaves you scratching your head? Or maybe, you think U.S. Soccer hit it out of the park with the selection and/or the process they undertook to get to Berhalter. Time to see how everyone’s feeling.

Make your option known in the poll, and then hit the comments to explain what your thinking is on the whole thing.


Which are you more disappointed in?

This poll is closed

  • 3%
    Coach selection
    (10 votes)
  • 50%
    Hiring Process
    (143 votes)
  • 40%
    (115 votes)
  • 3%
    Actually, they nailed it!
    (10 votes)
  • 2%
    (6 votes)
284 votes total Vote Now