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Berhalter adds Wolff, three others to USMNT technical staff

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U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Gregg Berhalter officially has four assistants in place on his technical staff.

Former USMNT player Josh Wolff, who was an assistant under Berhalter in Columbus, was announced one of Berhalter’s assistants on Wednesday.

The USMNT also introduced former Philadelphia Union assistant B.J. Callaghan as a strategy analyst and assistant coach, Steve Tashjian as the head performance expert and Darcy Norman as the movement and conditioning coach.

“In putting together the staff, we looked for coaches with considerable backgrounds in four different areas: World Cups, Concacaf, MLS and Europe,” Berhalter said. “This group checks those boxes, and we are confident their wealth of experiences will be beneficial to the players and for the development of our program.”

In addition to the four members of the staff announced on Wednesday, Nico Estevez, who was with Berhalter in Columbus, will join the staff as an assistant pending the approval of his work permit.

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  1. Strategy analyst and performance coach. Is this the modern terminology? Most teams have a GK coach. Is he going to have one of those? I think he should have a chief scout, too. To scout upcoming opponents and search out and evaluate talent all over, including guys playing in Europe under the radar.

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    • I believe scouts are part of the federation but wouldn’t be listed under coaching staff. National team staffs are able to do a lot of their own scouting too because they don’t have day to day training responsibilities during club seasons. I believe John harkes did the advance scout of Trinidad but I don’t know if he did all the opponent scouts.

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