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Lilshmike
Post #91
Thursday February 15, 2018 9:17pm

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If they don't hire a coach before the friendlies in June, then its clear that USSF is targeting a guy who is managing a team at the WC.

Know Nothing
Post #92
Thursday February 15, 2018 10:53pm

Joined Jan 2013
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Original post from Lilshmike

If they don't hire a coach before the friendlies in June, then its clear that USSF is targeting a guy who is managing a team at the WC.


Not necessarily in the WC, but is certainly managing a team right now.

We have competition in that regard with Italy, but they generally hire an Italian manager.

Spank
661
Post #93
Friday February 16, 2018 5:56pm

Joined Feb 2013
Total Posts: 119
I'm totally fine with hiring a good coach after the WC but Dave Sarachan is a horrible interim coach.

The current interim should be doing his best to call in new players and identify young future contributors to the NT. Sarachan and Arena are essentially the same person. Don't be surprised if you see players like Sapong, Rowe and Opara called in for the upcoming friendlies.

navi8132
New York
Post #94
Saturday February 17, 2018 3:56am

Joined Jul 2012
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Rowe is young and needs to be further integrated, same with Lleget.

Dave
Post #95
Monday February 19, 2018 3:35am

Joined Jul 2014
Total Posts: 870
Personally I'm not against selecting players from MLS. There are some players in the league who'll add something to the USMNT player pool....
Gonzalez, Steffen, Glad, Zimmerman, Lletget, Rowe, K. Acosta, Adams, Arriola, Canouse, Lima, Lennon, Vincent, D. Acosta, Morris, etc....
But there is greater talent emerging in Europe:
CCV, EPB, Robinson, Olosunde, Moore, Saief, Scott, Parks, McKennie, Weah, Tillman, Taitague, Sargent, etc...

But in order to test these young players we need a coach who's going to call them up and play them. These are the players for the future and need the reps to build chemistry together. Not guys like Sapong, Hedges, Opara, Bradley, Bedoya, Zusi, etc...
It's time to turn the page and build for the future.

navi8132
New York
Post #96
Monday June 11, 2018 6:29am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 2,950
I am hearing Berhalter may get the job. I looked at his wikipedia page to see his history. I couldn't help but feeling a sense of lol + doom when I read these two things:

1) Berhalter expressed confidence in the ability of the team in the run up to the tournament (the 2006 World Cup) but was an unused substitute in all three group games.

2) Berhalter was named head coach for Swedish club Hammarby IF on December 12, 2011. Berhalter was fired on July 24, 2013 for a "lack of attacking play".

Kamphgruppe
Michigan
Post #97
Monday June 11, 2018 9:10pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 646
Original post from navi8132

I am hearing Berhalter may get the job. I looked at his wikipedia page to see his history. I couldn't help but feeling a sense of lol + doom when I read these two things:

1) Berhalter expressed confidence in the ability of the team in the run up to the tournament (the 2006 World Cup) but was an unused substitute in all three group games.

2) Berhalter was named head coach for Swedish club Hammarby IF on December 12, 2011. Berhalter was fired on July 24, 2013 for a "lack of attacking play".


When he took over Hammarby they were in the 2nd division. He was hired on with the expectation that Hammarby would gain promotion the the 1st division. He knew he would be fired if they did not gain promotion. They finished 4th that season with only the top 2 places gaining promotion. As I recall they were close maybe 4 points shy, I don't really remember the exact number. He is a very defensive minded coach as you can tell whenever you watch the Columbus Crew. Personally if were going to hire and American coach I would prefer Jessie Marsch as the Red Bulls move the ball well and attack. I don't care what nationality the coach is as long as I never have to watch anything as pathetic as the T&T game ever again.

chris_thebassplayer
San Jose
Post #98
Monday June 11, 2018 10:05pm

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 1,373
If I had to chose between Marsch and Berhalter, I'd probably go with Berhalter.

They are both great. Marsch is probably a better motivator...a lot more fire on he surface. He would probably play younger players more readily. The thing with Marsch, he has a good system, and he gets his teams up for the fight, but I'd be concerned if his plan A is shutdown, that he wouldn't have a solid plan B or C.

Imo, Berhalter might have a better handle adapting to in game tactics against international coaches.

For pure entertainment, I'd pick Marsch...the game would be wide open...all or none press induced turnovers or broken press counters defending in acres of space...

I think that would scare the hell out of most of the stodgy USSF...Berhalter is a much safer pick for them.

navi8132
New York
Post #99
Tuesday June 12, 2018 9:15pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 2,950
Just let it be the safe Tab Ramos.....

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #100
Wednesday June 13, 2018 12:05am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 9,532
Original post from Kamphgruppe

When he took over Hammarby they were in the 2nd division. He was hired on with the expectation that Hammarby would gain promotion the the 1st division. He knew he would be fired if they did not gain promotion. They finished 4th that season with only the top 2 places gaining promotion. As I recall they were close maybe 4 points shy, I don't really remember the exact number. He is a very defensive minded coach as you can tell whenever you watch the Columbus Crew. Personally if were going to hire and American coach I would prefer Jessie Marsch as the Red Bulls move the ball well and attack. I don't care what nationality the coach is as long as I never have to watch anything as pathetic as the T&T game ever again.


If you watch the Crew he is a possession style coach.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #101
Wednesday June 13, 2018 12:06am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 9,532
I don't put any stock in rumors right now. I think there will be many candidates for the job soon enough.

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