Promoting 'USMNT DNA' with Jesse Marsch as coach? What to expect from new U.S. Soccer sporting director Matt Crocker
It appears that U.S. Soccer have their guy.
The Athletic reported over the weekend that the federation's sporting director search is nearing its conclusion, with U.S. Soccer set to hire Matt Crocker after a three-month search. Crocker will replace Earnie Stewart, who left in February to take charge at PSV Eindhoven, with USMNT general manager Brian McBride announcing his own departure at a similar time.
Those exits left the U.S. men's national team in no man's land for a bit, without leadership at the top or in the head coach position. It appears that will change soon, though, with Crocker's imminent arrival.
His most important task? Finding that next head coach as the USMNT prepare to host the 2026 World Cup and, given his history, there may already be a favorite. He isn't limited to just USMNT business, though, as Crocker's job will see him also take charge of the U.S. women's national team as well as all youth teams in the U.S. Soccer system.
With that said, GOAL has you covered with everything you need to know about U.S. Soccer's new sporting director.
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