TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The game between USA and Wales in the Group B stage World Cup 2022 Qatar ended in a 1:1 draw on Tuesday morning 22 November 2022. Boys Gregg Berhalter perhaps complying with Joe Biden’s request to give them all a surprise. Head-to-head, the Yanks, nicknamed the US National Team, are indeed superior to Wales.
before the match, Joe Biden through phone calls, words of encouragement were sent to the players of the United States national team. He asked Christian Pulisic CS to surprise his opponents. “I know you are the underdogs, but let me tell you, you have the best players on your team. You represent this country and I know you will play your heart out. So surprise them all,” the US president said.
Citing the Livescore, the US national team recorded 59% possession of the ball with a total of 6 attempts to create goals. As Wales controlled the ball up to 41% with attempts to score 7 times. Goaltender Matt Turner was also good, managing to make two saves. Even if he did not move against a penalty from the feet of Welsh striker Gareth Bale.
Group B of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar consists of USA, England, Wales and Iran. Currently, the United States sits third in the Group B standings with 1 point. While England were in the lead with 3 points, followed by Wales with 1 point. While Iran is in last position with 0 points. In their next game, the United States will face England and Wales will meet Iran who lost to England 6-2 last night.
Coach Berhalte has homework to discipline his players in the upcoming game against England. Qatar’s match for the 2022 World Cup is still too early but 4 American players have received yellow cards. They also often commit violations up to 15 times. In addition, Berhalte must also pay attention to the accuracy of the players’ shots. Of the 6 attempts, 4 of them were missed, one was denied and only one managed to penetrate the Wales goal.
Profile of United States National Team Coach Gregg Berhalter
Gregg Matthew Berhalter is an American football coach and former player. He is currently believed to be the coach of the US national team. Berhalter was born in Englewood, New Jersey on August 1, 1973. He began his football career playing for the University of North Carolina or UNCL at Chapel Hill in 1993. Berhalter left UNC after his first year, then signed for Dutch club Zwolle. In 1994.
He then played for Sparta Rotterdam and SC Cambuur Leeuwarden in the Netherlands, as well as Crystal Palace in England. In 2002, Berhalter signed for Energie Cottbus of the German Bundesliga. He made 111 league appearances for the team before leaving in 2006 and joining TSV 1860 Munich. Berhalter stayed there for another 2.5 years and made 73 league appearances for Die Löwen.
After a 15-year career in Europe, Gregg Berhalter returned to the United States in April 2009. He signed with Major League Soccer and became a Los Angeles Galaxy player on April 3, 2009. On October 12, 2011, Berhalter was announced his decision to retire. . He then served as an assistant coach there for a season before being named head coach of Swedish club Hammarby IF.
Gregg Berhalter was sacked from Sweden’s Hammarby IF on 24 July 2013, due to a “lack of attacking play”. After that, he became athletic director and head coach of the Columbus Crew on November 6, 2013.[ Di bawah Berhalter, Columbus Crew SC lolos ke babak playoff pada 2014, 2015, 2017 dan 2018. Mereka mencapai Piala MLS 2015 tetapi kalah di kandang 2–1 dari Portland Timbers.
Lalu pada 2 Desember 2018, Gregg Berhalter ditunjuk menjadi pelatih kepala Timnas Amerika Serikat. Dia meraih kemenangan pertamanya sebagai pelatih dalam pertandingan persahabatan melawan Panama pada 27 Januari 2019. Dia juga membawa Timnas AS menjadi juara kontinental pada 1 Agustus 2021, di Piala Emas CONCACAF 2021. Pada 12 November 2021, Berhalter memimpin Amerika Serikat meraih kemenangan 2-0 atas saingannya, Meksiko, di Kualifikasi Piala Dunia di Stadion TQL di Cincinnati, Ohio.
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