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Berhalter formally names USMNT staff

The United States national team continues to move forward in a new direction and the latest step came on Wednesday at Gregg Berhalter announced key memebers of his staff.
BY Brian Sciaretta Posted
January 15, 2019
7:00 PM
THE MIDWEEK kicked off with some important domestic news United States national team head coach Gregg Berhalter formally announced key members of his staff on Wednesday. While many of the names reflect people familiar to both Berhalter and Stewart, the resumes also show a great deal of experience. 

Former United States national team forward Josh Wolff was formally named as an assistant coach to Berhalter. Wolff previously worked in a similar capacity with Berhalter at Columbus.

BJ Callaghan also joins the staff as both an assistant coach and strategy analysist and assistant coach and he joins having worked spent the last seven years at the Philadelphia Union where U.S. national team general manager Earnie Stewart previously worked. Callaghan holds “PRO” and “A” coaching licenses.

“From the outset, we searched for coaches that have complimentary skillsets and varied career paths,” general manager Earnie Stewart added. “Starting with Gregg and with these additions to the staff, we have assembled a strong group that can now begin to implement the culture, style of play and identity we envision for the National Team moving forward.”

Also Steve Tashjian is now on the squad as head performance expert and Darcy Norman will serve as Movement and Conditioning Coach. Norman recently served in a similar capacity with the German national team. Tashjian worked with Berhalter in Columbus but was previously with Everton in a similar role.

“In putting together the staff, we looked for coaches with considerable backgrounds in four different areas: World Cups, Concacaf, MLS and Europe,” Berhalter said. “This group checks those boxes, and we are confident their wealth of experiences will be beneficial to the players and for the development of our program.”

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