WORLD CUP 2022
What’s USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter’s salary?
The U.S. Men’s National Team traveled to Qatar for its first World Cup under the leadership of Gregg Berhalter.
49-year-old Gregg Berhalter was hired in 2018 just after the disappointment of the USMNT’s failure to qualify for the World Cup. After that catastrophe, Berhalter was chosen to right the ship and ushered in a period of rising brilliance.
His first win as a coach came on January 27, 2019, as he guided his squad to a victory in a friendly match against Panama. Under Berhalter’s direction, the United States national team won the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup on August 1, 2021.
However, his term hasn’t been without criticism. A segment of U.S. supporters has chastised Berhalter for allegedly favoring domestic-based players, with many feeling that his tenure as head coach of the Columbus Crew led to his developing a bias for MLS stars. That criticism is often unwarranted since players from other countries are frequently included in his teams, and the quality of the local talent pool continues to grow.
Gregg Berhalter’s salary with the USMNT
Berhalter signed a four-year deal in 2018 that extends until the conclusion of the 2022 World Cup, which is a very standard time span for national team coaching contracts.
According to reports citing 2021 U.S. Soccer tax filings, Berhalter’s yearly pay was just under $1.3 million per year, making him the highest-paid U.S. Soccer employee at the time.
What’s next for Gregg Berhalter and the USMNT
Following the World Cup, U.S. Soccer will analyze his performance and determine whether to re-sign him as head coach for another World Cup cycle or go in another way. How the USMNT plays in Qatar will probably be a deciding factor.
It will be interesting to see what Berhalter does next. As the United States prepares to co-host the 2026 World Cup, many of the current generations of young U.S. players will be entering their peak.