USMNT interim coach Anthony Hudson worried about progress, not job status, as friendly with Mexico looms

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U.S. men's national team interim coach Anthony Hudson indicated he isn't thinking about his job status as he prepares for a friendly against Mexico.
  • Hudson appointed in January
  • Took over after Berhalter not renewed
  • U.S. set to face Mexico this month

WHAT HAPPENED? With U.S. Soccer in limbo, currently lacking a sporting director, USMNT general manager or USMNT head coach, former Gregg Berhalter assistant Hudson has been asked to oversee the squad until at least August.

But, when asked if he hoped a string of results could push him into contention for the permanent job, Hudson says his main concern is leading the team, not his job status.

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WHAT THEY SAID: "Honestly, I'm not, and I've said this before, my thoughts are not on the job permanently," Hudson told reporters. "I have a contract until August. My focus is on the players, the staff and making sure every single time we get together we are doing our very best to take another step forward and keep growing and what this team has done. That's solely where my focus is."

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THE BIGGER PICTURE: Until U.S. Soccer names a sporting director, it is not expected to conduct an intensive USMNT coaching search. For now, Hudson is being praised for his work recruiting dual-nationals and trying to provide much-needed stability.

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WHAT NEXT? The USMNT is in action again on April 19 with a friendly against Mexico.