That prompted an independent investigation into the 1991 incident when Berhalter kicked Rosalind outside a bar. That investigation cleared Berhalter of any violations that would prevent U.S. Soccer from re-hiring him as the U.S. men’s national team coach, the position he held from December 2018 until his contract ran out on Dec. 31, 2022.
The hiring process has been on hold since Stewart resigned to take a job at Dutch club PSV. Stewart's job as sporting director should be filled by the middle of the summer but a new men's head coach won't be hired, according to U.S. Soccer president Cindy Parlow Cone, until a new sporting director is in place.
Said Pulisic, "Do I feel like we should just wait and wait? I don't think it's necessary, because we are not in a phase like we were after not qualifying [for the 2018 World Cup] where we need a complete rebuild. We don't need a bunch of new guys coming in. We have a strong core in my opinion — people have seen that and we need to carry on with that. It's a tough one for me because we want to continue that as soon as we can and build off this World Cup, which I think had a lot of positives in it, I will say. We want to get going with that as soon as we can."
Pulisic was then asked about a scenario in which Berhalter was re-hired and whether he'd be "reasonably content that you've got a talented coach, a reliable man, a winning coach, and somebody able to take the gains you all and he have made and push forward."
"Yeah, no doubt about it," Pulisic responded. "I think the strides that we've taken in recent years with him appointed has been evident. I think it's quite clear. So, yeah, that's what I'll say."