Pekerman was almost coach of USA before Berhalter

Discussion in 'USA Men: News & Analysis' started by Chaliaaaj, Sep 9, 2019.

  1. Pegasus

    Pegasus Member+

    Apr 20, 1999
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I get that but he gets such cred as this great manager yet couldn't beat a cynical Chile twice when he had Messi? I'm just saying he's a very good manager but had Berhalter done that we'd be jumping all over him for it (and I'm not implying Berhalter is a better manager).
     
  2. Eighteen Alpha

    Eighteen Alpha Member+

    Aug 17, 2016
    Club:
    Stoke City FC
    I’d forgive GGG if he had Argentina’s record and quality. With or without Copa or WC wins.
     
  3. Burr

    Burr Member+

    Boca Juniors
    Argentina
    Jul 8, 2014
    Tampa, FL
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah I'll agree Tata isn't amazing. He would've lasted longer at Barcelona if he was more than just good.
     
  4. MarioKempes

    MarioKempes Member+

    Real Madrid, DC United
    Aug 3, 2000
    Raleigh, NC
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Haha. I've never been completely sold on Berhalter. I wanted somebody else. But here's what I do know: Berhalter is smart. Really smart. And a hard worker. But he lacks experience, and I don't know if he can fill in those holes fast enough. We shall see. We've got a young team with a few talented individuals. At the halfway point, if it looks like we won't qualify, they'll have to dump GGG and get someone else. Let's hope that scenario doesn't play out. Also, I think Trapp has no business being on the national team, so no, I do not support every Berhalter decision.

    Nevertheless, none of that has anything to do with Pekerman. Pekerman had 2 bad substitutions, not 1. When the pressure came on, he pooped his pants like Al Roker, and completely lost the plot. That 2006 team was absolutely loaded with talent. They should have won the tournament. A more courageous approach and they would have!
     
  5. OWN(yewu)ED

    OWN(yewu)ED Member+

    May 26, 2006
    chico, CA
    Ugh, so i guess we can write off Almeyda then too huh :(
     
  6. Scotty

    Scotty Member+

    Dec 15, 1999
    Campania
    I recently started pondering the idea of Santiago Solari for the job.
     
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  7. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    Do we really want a coach who went to college?
     
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  8. Scotty

    Scotty Member+

    Dec 15, 1999
    Campania
    Don't worry, he never graduated!
     
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  9. Chaliaaaj

    Chaliaaaj Member

    Argentinos Juniors
    Argentina
    Jul 21, 2018
    Can he please come now? I'm sure he can learn how to say "press", "pass it to Pulisic", "shoot the ball" and "center it" and will probably do a better job than Berhalter.
     
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  10. AutoPenalti

    AutoPenalti Am I famous yet?

    Sep 26, 2011
    Coconut Creek
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Isn’t that discriminatory in a way?
     

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