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Report: Thierry Henry interested in USMNT opening

Field Level Media
17 Mar 2023, 05:19 GMT+10

Former France national team star Thierry Henry, who has ties to MLS as a coach and player, has expressed interest in the United States Men's National Team coaching vacancy, ESPN reported Thursday.

Henry, 45, scored 51 goals in 123 games for France from 1997-2010 and played in the World Cup four times. A star for clubs like Monaco, Juventus, Arsenal and Barcelona in Europe, Henry played 122 games for the New York Red Bulls from 2010-14.

In 2019, Henry was named head coach of the Montreal Impact, now CF Montreal. He led the club to the playoffs in 2020, but departed in advance of the 2021 season citing limited interaction with his family in England, due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.

Henry's CF Montreal teams had a combined 20-30-7 regular-season record in his two seasons.

Henry was most recently a member of the Belgium coaching staff starting in 2021 but departed after the 2022 World Cup.

The USMNT head coaching spot has been thrown into limbo after Gregg Berhalter's contract expired after the World Cup.

Berhalter was involved in a dispute with the family of USMNT forward Gio Reyna, but was cleared of any wrongdoing in regard to a reported assault more than 30 years ago against his then-girlfriend, who eventually became his wife. The couple has been married for 25 years.

Berhalter was cleared to potentially be re-hired for his USMNT post, but the U.S. Soccer Federation has not revealed a route moving forward, with Anthony Hudson currently serving as interim head coach.

--Field Level Media

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