What They're Saying: Gregg Berhalter

“Things go in cycles, and you heard a couple years ago, ‘Where are all our players?’ Now you see an abundance of players performing on the world stage. That is great, and it’s great for U.S. soccer.”

-- U.S. national team coach Gregg Berhalter on the breakthrough by young Americans across Europe. (Washington Post)
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4 comments about "What They're Saying: Gregg Berhalter".
  1. Wooden Ships, September 24, 2020 at 9:36 a.m.

    Cycles? So, at some point (3-5 years) we will have less playing abroad-top leagues? Not an astute comment/observation Coach.

  2. :: SilverRey :: replied, September 24, 2020 at 1:53 p.m.

    He never said next cycle would be anything like the previous cycle.
    Cycles can trend upwards, and if you think he isn't aware of the newly emerging 'Academy Era' and the pipelines being created as we speak you are doing yourself a disservice.

  3. Wooden Ships replied, September 25, 2020 at 11:10 a.m.

    I understand your point Silver Ray. Cycles shouldn't have been uttered, trend would have been more appropriate. Yes, I was nitpicking, not very becoming of me. Still smarting I guess that he was selected. I do however wish him and the team the best as I always have. 

  4. Ben Myers, September 25, 2020 at 4:09 p.m.

    Yes, I'd much prefer the use of "upward trend" in Berhalter's vocabulary, not cycles.  Because the upward trend is great, potentially harbinger of good things to come for American soccer players and the USMNT.  Now if only Berhalter would select the USMNT inviting a very large number of Americans playing in Europe. 

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