Head Coach, US Men's National Soccer Team
An accomplished manager and two-time FIFA World Cup veteran, Gregg Berhalter is the head coach of the U.S. Men’s National Team. Working to develop a new style of play with a young group, Berhalter led the side to an 11-5-2 record and became the second-fastest manager in team history to achieve double-digit victories (17 games). In the summer, Berhalter guided the USMNT to the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup Final, advancement to the 2019-20 Concacaf Nations League Final Round, as well as 1-1 draws against reigning Copa America champion Chile and No. 5-ranked Uruguay.
Berhalter led the USMT to become the 2020 Nations League champions and 2021 gold cup champions. He also led the youngest team in US soccer history through World Cup qualifying. Under his leadership, the US men’s national team has risen in the FIFA Men’s World Rankings. An intelligent and competitive anchor in central defense as a player, Berhalter spent 18 professional seasons in the Netherlands, England, Germany, and the United States before serving seven years as a coach in Sweden and Major League Soccer. Capped 44 times, Berhalter represented the United States at two FIFA World Cups and was a notable part of the 2002 team that advanced to the Quarterfinals in Korea/Japan. A natural leader, Berhalter is one of only a few Americans who have captained multiple teams in Europe, earning that honor for two different clubs in Germany. He is the first MNT head coach to have played for the USA at a FIFA World Cup.
Showing a keen interest in coaching, Berhalter began in the sport’s technical side during the late stages of his playing career. While with German club 1860 Munich, the defender scouted opponents from 2007-2009. He transitioned into the coaching ranks during his final season as a professional, serving as a player/assistant coach for the LA Galaxy, helping the club to the MLS Cup and Supporters Shield in the process.
US Men’s National Soccer Team Coach, Gregg Berhalter knows that building a successful team goes far beyond what happens on the playing field. The high-pressure demands of international soccer are not unlike the climate in which organizations are operating today. The same strategies of building a team and creating a culture of excellence that apply on the field, apply in the boardroom. In this inspiring talk, Coach Berhalter helps audiences understand that a clear vision, consistent leadership, exceptional people, and an environment of trust are the keys to building a high-performing team.