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Brad Friedel backs Jesse Marsch as future USMNT head coach

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Former goalkeeper Brad Friedel has backed Leeds United boss Jesse Marsch to at some point change into head coach of the US Males’s Nationwide Crew.

Marsch has shortly change into well-liked at Elland Highway after serving to Leeds keep away from relegation final season earlier than guiding them to eleventh within the Premier League desk with eight factors from six video games this time round.

Given his success, it is unsurprising to see Marsch – who has USMNT stars Tyler Adams and Brenden Aaronson inside his ranks – typically touted for the nationwide group job. A task Friedel thinks he’d be good for in days to come back.

“May I see him teaching the US Nationwide Crew some day? Completely, the best way that his trajectory has gone,” Friedel stated (by way of Lehigh Valley Reside). “Whether or not he needs to or not during his profession, that’s one other query, as a result of a nationwide group coach is way totally different than a membership group coach. You’ve a whole lot of break day.

“I’ve spoken to Gregg Berhalter about it, as a result of he has clearly been a membership coach as effectively, and Gregg continues to be actually younger when it comes to being a nationwide group coach. You’ve a whole lot of downtime in comparison with what you do with membership teaching day-to-day.

“I do know Jesse, however I’m not an in depth, private pal the place I discuss to him on a regular basis to know what he needs to do. However I might see, if the job ever got here up once more, and he put his title within the ring, or I might see US Soccer eager to go interview him, yeah. Within the group of 45-55-year-old coaches within the US, he’s proper up there with the very best.”

For his half, Marsch has already expressed his ‘hopes’ to at some point handle the USMNT previously.

“I’d hope so,” Marsch advised ESPN’s Futbol Americas in September 2021. “I’d hope there’s timing the place it comes collectively, that there’s those who imagine I’m the correct particular person to steer the nationwide group, that imagine my teaching philosophies and my management philosophies are what we want. I don’t know when that’s, I do not know what that may imply when it comes to timing once more.”

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