Gregg Berhalter is back with the U.S. men's national team. Well, not quite yet. There's still a Gold Cup to be played before Berhalter truly returns as head coach but, for all intents and purposes, he is once again the USMNT's manager.
It was a weird road back to this point, that's for sure, one loaded with blackmail, allegations, criticism and a six-month coaching search that brought this program right back to where it started. Because of that, this is a hire that has divided opinion, leading the USMNT fanbase quite split on how to react to it all as Berhalter approaches his second cycle in charge.
The fanbase won't be the only ones upset by it, of course, as there are several USMNT players that now face some very tough conversations in the weeks and months to come. Some are natural things a coach has to deal with heading into a second cycle, while a few are a bit more personal.
Those will all get sorted out in due time and, at some point, hopefully, the focus can turn back towards the on-field product. Berhalter was brought in to coach this team on the field, after all, even if it'll take some time before we actually see that happen.
With all of that in mind, GOAL has you covered with a breakdown of the winners and losers of Berhalter's USMNT return:
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