Congrats to OExtreme and Bees for being proactive.
- Aug 28, 2011
I don’t require a big name coach.He's not great, I'll agree. But you make it like he's Dino Babers.
I might be wrong, but so far I think he's had the best start of any US team coach. And he's actually able to recruit quality European based players who seem to enjoy playing for the USMNT. They certainly have the make up of "a gang" of talented guys who are building chemistry together.
Timmy Chandler never felt like he wanted to be there. Or Fabian Johnson. So many of the guys that Klinsmann tried to recruit were nowhere near the quality of this current group of youngsters.
What you're watching in Berhalter is a more tactically astute version of Klinsmann, delivering the kind of football Klinsmann wanted to play but couldn't bring about, with young, and somewhat inconsistent players.
He's building a strong culture within the squad. We are so clearly past the old war horses who we had to reply on last time around. It's a new team and it clearly has a promising future.
Berhalter probably won't get past the Round of 16 in Qatar. But if he does, what do you do then?
Say the US makes a run to the quarterfinals, how do you fire him?
You don't, unless you can get a big name, a top shelf coach. And with a good squad coming off a reasonably good World Cup, and being the host - we might actually get that coach you are hankering for.
But Berhalter is going to get his chance. And they are doing well enough to likely qualify. Of course it's not over yet, but we're well into the campaign now.
I just want a sound coach who actually can use the talent we have properly and not try to install a style that they want regardless of the talent.
Berhalter wasn’t even the best coach in MLS when we hired him.
He used his inside connections within USSF to get the job.
Babers has struggled but I would rather have him than Berhalter.
Berhalter has the Michigan job in CONCACAF. Mexico is Ohio State.
I don’t think he has done well regardless of the results.its better to be lucky than good and he has been lucky.