USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter reacts to young squad’s victory over Panama

first_img“I liked his work. For forwards, you’re not always going to hit the back of the net, but his work rate was excellent. In the first half of the game when it was very tight, we’re trying to squeeze balls into him and he has two guys on his back and he keeps battling, so I thought that was good. I think he got in enough spots to score a goal so that’s what we’re looking at because I know with Gyasi, it’s eventually going to go in.”On Djordje Mihailovic, who impressed Berhalter all camp and started the goal scoring in the 40th minute:“He’s been one of the players that his lines just kept going upwards. He’s been really good at developing really well and he’s a smart soccer player. If you slow it down and look at some of the small things he does, you can understand how intelligent of a soccer player he is and the proud moment for the coach becomes when you select him to be played and then he performs — I can just imagine how proud he is right now and how proud his family is right now and that’s a gratifying moment for a coach.”DOUBLE THAT 🇺🇸 LEAD! @thewalkerzim buries a header off a fantastic cross from @nick__lima! 2-0! 🔥— U.S. Soccer MNT (@ussoccer_mnt) January 28, 2019 The long-time Columbus Crew coach was impressed with the team’s ability to apply a new system and style of play. After just two and a half weeks of camp, new leaders emerged, veterans continued to lead by example and there’s still much more soccer to be played.Here’s Berhalter’s reactions to some key performances from the U.S. versus Panama: Related News USMNT tops Panama, gets first win under new coach Gregg Berhalter Gregg Berhalter put together one of the youngest, most inexperienced U.S. Men’s National Team in his international coaching debut. The USMNT had a record five starters making their international debuts, as well. It was only the second time in the modern age the USMNT’s starting 11 had that many new faces. The US beat Panama by a resounding 3-0 margin Sunday and started the Berhalter era.center_img Gregg Berhalter is excited to rebuild very young USMNT’s image On Aaron Long, one of 11 first timers and captain:“In working with Aaron the last two and a half weeks, you see his leadership qualities. Every exercise we do, he’s committed, he’s driving guys, he’s pushing guys and we like that. We liked his demeanor. … I also am a little bit more familiar with him from Red Bull and see his drive and intensity and we thought that would be a good candidate to be captain tonight.”On veteran Michael Bradley, who has a whopping 143 caps, not being selected as captain and their discussion:“I was in a similar situation one time and no one spoke to me and I said to Michael — I was very clear with him — I said, ‘Listen, you would look at the roster and you’d be the logical choice for captain but we’re not going with you, we’re going with Aaron and here’s why we’re going with Aaron.’ I just wanted to communicate it to him. I told him that he’ll still be a leader when he’s on the field by his performance. The arm band is maybe just authority, but you can lead through your actions and I think Michael (had) done that (Sunday).”On Nick Lima, who was named Man of the Match and tallied one assist:“He got the coach’s Man of the Match and it was because of the complication of what we asked him to do and how he dealt with it. … He competed on every play. The second goal is a great example of his competing and transition. We’re really happy with him and it showed he has a good understanding of the game.”DOUBLE THAT 🇺🇸 LEAD! @thewalkerzim buries a header off a fantastic cross from @nick__lima! 2-0! 🔥— U.S. Soccer MNT (@ussoccer_mnt) January 28, 2019On Gyasi Zardes, the second-most experienced player with 41 caps:last_img read more

Aldin Setkic won the ITF Tournament in Egypt

first_imgAldin Setkic, Bosnian tennis player won the ITF tournament worth 15 000 Dollars in Sharm El Sheikh (Egypt).In the finals he won the French Ugu Humbert with the result 6: 3,6: 4.Setkic managed to come to finals after Italian Claudio Fortuna gave the match after the result of 3: 0 in the first set.BH tennis player was the third holder of the tournament, and this is his 26th title of his career.(Source: klix)last_img