Look, I'm very happy we won! And, also that for 4/6 halves we played, we looked as good as we ever have. Some of that must reflect well on Berhalter's system/coaching. A couple points though in defense of my #BerhalterOut take: (1) Football fans & ratings tend to depend heavily on goals & results. If a team dominates, hits the crossbar six times, and loses 1-0 on a ghost penalty kick, they'll get bad player ratings & be criticized. And if, instead, one of those crossbar shots had gone in, and the penalty not been awarded, they'll be given much higher player ratings and treated as heros. In this case, Iran had a number of golden chances to equalize in the 2nd half. Had they taken one of them, we would not have qualified, and then the feel around Berhalter would undoubtedly be much more negative. (2) While this is as good as we've done in a World Cup since 2002, just looking at where our players play, we can say this is easily the most talented team we have ever sent to a World Cup. In 2010, our best players played at Fulham, Everton, and 'Gladbach. Now we have guys who started games for Chelsea, Barcelona, Juventus, Chelsea, Dortmund, RB Leipzig, and Arsenal. We could have 7/11 starters from top 10-15 clubs, vs. the usual 0-1/11. And the rest could be guys like Aaronson & Tim Ream who are regular EPL starters. (3) Sticking with strikers who are unproven at the international level, or playing Jordan Morris, while sitting Gio Reyna, who played forward well in a Champion's League match vs. PSG and dished a nice assist to Haaland, doesn't make sense no matter how well the team does. On the other hand, bringing in CCV for Zimmerman was smart. (4) Pulisic is bad at set pieces. Taking him off of them is simple! Set pieces seem minor, but, in my view, set pieces are actually a critical part of a coaches influence on the game. In the last world cup, 9/12 of England's goals were from set pieces. So far, we haven't really been dangerous on them. Improving that area is low-hanging fruit.