Gregg Berhalter was reappointed as the United States national team’s head coach.
Six months after his contract expired and while an inquiry into his prior behavior was ongoing, Gregg Berhalter has been reinstated as the head coach of the United States national team.
The 49-year-old acknowledged to kicking his wife when they were teenagers four years into the role.
After looking into him, US Soccer concluded that there were “no legal obstacles” to hiring him.
From here forward, Berhalter will captain the team to the 2026 World Cup.
In Qatar last year, Berhalter guided the US to the round of 16, when they lost to the Netherlands.
His initial contract was set to expire at the end of December, when the accusation against him was made.
His wife Rosalind and he co-signed a statement in which he shared specifics of the 1992 incident and stated that he had “zero excuse” for his actions.
After that, BJ Callaghan took over as temporary coach.
Berhalter said, “I’m grateful to have the chance to build on our World Cup successes and to contribute to this wonderful period for soccer in our country. Making our supporters and the country proud is something we look forward to doing together going forward.
Matt Crocker, who was chosen to serve as US Soccer’s new sporting director and oversee the search, claimed that Berhalter’s “vision” for the team won him over.
“When I started this search, my focus was on finding someone with the right vision to take this program to new heights in 2026,” the candidate stated.
Gregg has the experience, growth mentality, and vision necessary to lead this team forward both on and off the field.