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Report: Josh Wolff joins USMNT as Assistant Coach

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The Columbus Crew SC assistant follows his boss Gregg Berhalter.

MLS: Houston Dynamo at Columbus Crew SC Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

According to Yahoo Sports’ Doug McIntyre, Columbus Crew SC assistant coach Josh Wolff will join the United States Men’s National Team as Gregg Berhalter’s top assistant. Wolff began his coaching career in 2012 as a D.C. United assistant coach before spending the past five seasons as Berhalter’s assistant at Columbus. He helped guide the Crew to the 2015 MLS Cup Final and oversaw the development of USMNT players Gyasi Zardes, Wil Trapp, and Zack Steffen.

Wolff joined the USMNT as a guest assistant coach for the October friendlies against Colombia and Peru. McIntyre suggested that in addition to his role as an assistant, Wolff is under consideration to be the head coach for the U.S. U-23 side.

Wolff is a former USMNT striker with nine goals in fifty-two caps. He appeared in the 2000 Summer Olympics as well as the 2002 and 2006 World Cups in which he was teammates with Berhalter.

He was also a member of the 2002 and 2005 Gold Cup winning squads. Wolff spent the majority of his career in MLS, with the exception of a stint from 2006-2008 with 1860 Munich.

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