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#1841 BSLSteveBirrer

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Posted 31 May 2023 - 08:32 AM

Interim manager Anthony Hudson is leaving the program to manage a club team somewhere in the Middle East. BJ Callaghan, currently an assistant, will take over as interim manager for Nations League and Gold Cup this summer.

 

Really would have hoped they'd have the position permanently filled by now, but I guess with Crocker coming on last month they wanted him to have a big say in who the hire is.

There were two major factors at play here Mike.

 

1. They needed to get the Sporting Director hired first and technically Crocker isn't even full time until August 1st.

2. They needed to wait until after the Euro seasons ended to hold any real interviews with potential candidates. 

 

We all would have like to have the manager before these next two tournaments but there just wasn't a realistic way to make that happen without vastly cutting down on the list of potential candidates. Now if they end up hiring Jesse Marsch then firestorm will be aimed right at USSF. Which is dumb but that's what will happen because most fans will just say that they could have hired Marsch several months ago. And while that is correct that would have precluded interviewing several selected candidates. The problem being is that even after they do through a good vetting process idiot fans will just say it was all for show and they were going to hire Marsch from the outset. Few will actually give USSF and Crocker credit for doing their due diligence and determining that Marsch was the best overall candidate.



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Posted 01 June 2023 - 04:21 PM

As expected, new striker Folarin Balogun is on the preliminary roster for the upcoming Nations League final four.



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Posted 04 June 2023 - 08:13 AM

U20s play Uruguay at 5 EDT today. Going to be a tough match but the extra two days rest plus more rotation than Uruguay has done may tip it in our favor. Plus Uruguay is missing two players (one straight red and one card accumulation). Play smart in the back and try and control the midfield. See what Uruguay is trying to do. Don't concede early and it brings those advantages into play. The second half is where the US could take control.



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Posted 14 June 2023 - 07:00 PM

US Men with a couple of important matches coming up starting tomorrow with Mexico.

 

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Posted 15 June 2023 - 07:25 AM

US Men with a couple of important matches coming up starting tomorrow with Mexico.

 

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I'm going to be pretty damn disappointed if after this long roundabout search for a manager leads them back to Berhalter...



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Posted 15 June 2023 - 05:48 PM

I'm going to be pretty damn disappointed if after this long roundabout search for a manager leads them back to Berhalter...

Why? if they go through a good vetting process and he was the best overall candidate then so be it. You should read what they say in Europe about him.....pretty well respected as a coach over there.

 

Who would you like to see that realistically is a candidate?

 

Would you rather have Marsch or Cherundolo?

 

I understand your sentiment but when I hear Pulisic and Weah say they would like him back that carries pretty heavy with me.



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Posted 15 June 2023 - 09:07 PM

I don't think it's a good idea to have the same coach stay on for 2 cycles, how'd that work out for Arena.

I would be fine with Marsch, not sure about Cherundolo, I would have to read up on him a bit.

Player input is all well and good, but I want this decision to come from the top, not the players.

#1848 BSLMikeLowe

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Posted 15 June 2023 - 09:17 PM

So where do you go to watch?



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Posted 15 June 2023 - 09:17 PM

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Posted 15 June 2023 - 09:19 PM

¿No Inglés?



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Posted 15 June 2023 - 09:39 PM

Geez how in the world did Pulisic miss that one?

#1852 BSLMikeLowe

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Posted 15 June 2023 - 09:52 PM

Sounds like Berhalter is returning.



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Posted 15 June 2023 - 09:54 PM

Geez how in the world did Pulisic miss that one?


He didn’t miss the next one.



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Posted 15 June 2023 - 10:08 PM

Paul Tenorio

 
BREAKING: Gregg Berhalter is set to return as manager of the #USMNT, according to multiple sources briefed on the negotiations. Deal still being finalized, but return is imminent. Reporting with :


#1855 BSLMikeLowe

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Posted 15 June 2023 - 10:24 PM

That didn’t take long. Pulisic again. And it’s dós a cero time.



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Posted 15 June 2023 - 10:47 PM

Getting chippy, the red cards are out.



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Posted 15 June 2023 - 10:55 PM

Pepi says “Folarin Who?”



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Posted 15 June 2023 - 11:07 PM

This might be the most thorough ass-kicking I’ve seen us put on Mexico. And in typical Mexico fashion, they play dirty when they know they’re overmatched.

 

And tell Berhalter his services won’t be needed. Gimme BJ Callaghan for full time manager!



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Posted 15 June 2023 - 11:40 PM

Gonna be a tough match against Canada in the final Sunday without Dest and McKennie.



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Posted 16 June 2023 - 05:54 AM

Paul Tenorio

 
BREAKING: Gregg Berhalter is set to return as manager of the #USMNT, according to multiple sources briefed on the negotiations. Deal still being finalized, but return is imminent. Reporting with :

Well color me disappointed






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