Heather O’Reilly on Berhalter, Pulisic & McKennie

Former USWNT player Heather O’Reilly has praised head coach Gregg Berhalter for his work with the U.S. men’s national team after inspiring the side to place 10th in FIFA’s latest world rankings. 

When speaking to Yael Averbuch West on 90min’s podcast Football Americana, O’Reilly also said players Christian Pulisic and Weston McKennie have the ability to lead the USMNT to greatness. 

“I got to give a shout out to Gregg,” the 2015 Women’s World Cup winner said.

“I’m going to back the Berhalter clan to the end. I think that he’s done a really nice job and what an amazing crop of young players right now, led by of course Pulisic, McKennie, those guys, really bright stars that are doing things day in and day out again, day in and day out, week in and week out standards of having to perform at the highest level. I think that that’s a differentiator.

“Not to be unfair to other leagues throughout the world and especially here in the US, but to just have that demand for eliteness on a week in, week out level will just raise the national team. Now we’re in the top 10 from the last FIFA ranking.”

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