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FIFA World Cup: Did Gregg Berhalter make the right call by DROPPING Zack Steffen? | FOX Soccer

  • Published on Nov 8, 2022 veröffentlicht
  • Alexi Lalas, David Mosse, and Stu Holden debate Gregg Berhalter's bold decision in dropping Zack Steffen in favor of Matt Turner, Sean Johnson, and Ethan Horvath for USMNT.
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Comments • 68

  • FOX Soccer
    FOX Soccer  4 months ago +2

    Do you agree with the decision to keep Zack Steffen off the World Cup Roster for USMNT?

    • Bran Ayala
      Bran Ayala 4 months ago

      @Yetekt no he has not. He is clear of Johnson.

    • Yetekt
      Yetekt 4 months ago

      @Bran Ayala Horvath had one save, Horvath has been awful in the Championship

    • Bran Ayala
      Bran Ayala 4 months ago

      @Yetekt one moment. 😂. Horvath gave us the Nations League title. Horvath also plays in a more competitive league than Sean Johnson.

    • Yetekt
      Yetekt 4 months ago

      @Bran Ayala Sean has constantly performed better, Horvath had one moment.

    • Bran Ayala
      Bran Ayala 4 months ago

      I think you’re mistaken. Horvath is the number 2 and Johnson is 3. Johnson has not accomplished anything for the US whereas Horvath saved us in the Nations League final and he starts for a championship side.

  • ShortKing TCG
    ShortKing TCG 4 months ago +19

    Steffen should have been second choice behind Turner.

  • KRIT1986
    KRIT1986 4 months ago +14

    Still remember that costly Zac error in man city against Liverpool

  • Emmanuel Gutierrez
    Emmanuel Gutierrez 4 months ago +1

    Steffen going to Man City was good for the first few months. However, he needed to just complete a permanent transfer early as a springboard into starting in Europe…

  • D M
    D M 4 months ago +8

    Steffan has regressed since going to City. You factor in his injury record yeah this is the right decision.

  • Willow and Luka
    Willow and Luka 4 months ago +1

    Zach Steffen was left off this team for the same reason Julian Green made the 2014 squad and Landon Donovan didn’t.

  • Kevin Quinn
    Kevin Quinn 4 months ago

    That bit from Alexi about players wanting to win and being able to tune out a lot of stuff and compartmentalize sounds a lot like a shot at Steve Sampson.

  • NJBrick22
    NJBrick22 4 months ago +7

    The problem with Steffen is that he has become so untrustworthy. He has had too many gaffers in the last several months. You just can’t have even one or it can quickly knock you out of the tournament.

    • Andrew Jones
      Andrew Jones 4 months ago

      @Nic Dunbar Duh

    • NJBrick22
      NJBrick22 4 months ago

      @Nic Dunbar that’s correct. Thanks professor.

    • Nic Dunbar
      Nic Dunbar 4 months ago


    • Andrew Jones
      Andrew Jones 4 months ago

      H'es been terrific at Middlesbrough, this is a complete overreaction

  • Sean Hollingsead
    Sean Hollingsead 4 months ago

    I don't fault the decision per se...what I am upset at is the inconsistency in how these decisions are made. Steffen being on the outs for form is fine but then why say things like - oh this guy plays in the EPL and Championship so he has seen who we'll be playing from England/Wales - that alone shoulda made Zach a part of this roster if only for the insight on specific players

  • DeegoL9
    DeegoL9 4 months ago +2

    It’s not shocking. Horvath has been in better form in the same league on a worse team.
    What exactly has Zach done to earn his spot on the roster let alone be the no1?
    People are sleeping on Horvath

  • Jeff Jones
    Jeff Jones 4 months ago +4

    It is literally the best roster move Berhalter made

    • Luis
      Luis 4 months ago

      Lmaoooo so true

  • chamberlain wonder
    chamberlain wonder 4 months ago

    It has been a long time mark turner wana be number one in USMT and he is being criticized day by day as he keeps on improving day by day too

  • Marco ottink
    Marco ottink 4 months ago

    Its not realistic to think that the US team will win their match against the Netherlands , if the US team will become second in there group stage, Greg Berhalter will agree with that. The people in US who analyst soccer in US , should know the US team is a young team wiht good players who play in Europe, but overall the US team have not enough experience to play at those level at a world cup, young players who play in the mls need this experience in this world cup, for their development and to make progress, and look forward to the next world cup, in 2026 this world cup comes to early for the US team. But every team needs luck and there always a chance, but stay realistic, everything can happen in sports, but is not wrong to be realistic.when the ladies team of US playing the world cup, than u can say they will win the world cup that is realistic, but maybe the male soccer organization in US have learn from the ladies how the ladies do it. U never know,in sports the underdog can win

  • yddub bud
    yddub bud 4 months ago +1

    I think initially Beerholder picked Steffen though just as a sub for Johnson. So as a third stringer, he was not going to see any playing time which would have passed him off so leaving him was the only choice

  • Paul Lukes
    Paul Lukes 4 months ago +2

    Agree with this decision 100%. Steffen has not been the best for a while now. I don’t even think he’s better than Johnson let alone Turner.

    • Nofavoritecolorz
      Nofavoritecolorz 4 months ago

      @yddub bud steffen is not better look at his form horrible for the past 2 years lol

    • Luis
      Luis 4 months ago

      @yddub bud lol exactly 😂

    • Luis
      Luis 4 months ago

      @yddub bud lol u mad ?

    • yddub bud
      yddub bud 4 months ago

      @Luis get your participation medal at the nearest pharmacy

  • Jorge Herrera
    Jorge Herrera 4 months ago

    Simple answer yes, he made the right choice. For man city he cause them a goal in a cup final.

  • Jackie D
    Jackie D 4 months ago +2

    Steffen had been the starter because he fit the way Gregg wanted to play, by passing it out of the back. This is Gregg admitting we can't play that way in the World Cup. I can see Gregg throwing everything out and playing a bunker countering style in Qatar.

  • Brandon
    Brandon 4 months ago

    Doesn't matter im riding with turner all the way. Steffen is to inconsistent! The players in the best form will be starting.

  • Norman Rand Wolfe
    Norman Rand Wolfe 4 months ago +2

    Sorry, Lalas, but you are wrong. Players, at least some American players, do not want to play, they want a huge paycheck instead of developing into proper professionals and learning their trade.
    I called it when Steffen signed for Manchester City where he was rarely going to have playtime. When soon after signing he was relegated to being the third-choice GK, whenever Pepe was reminded by his staff that Steffen existed, he insisted on staying as a bench warmer, and only looked for game time when the World Cup was around the corner, and, it was evident to all, that his game had digressed.
    I contrast that with Tim Howard who had no issues finding his level, choosing to evolve by forcing a move to Everton, and eventually becoming one of the best GKs ever.
    Unfortunately, what Zack has opted for is currently the issue with most USMNT players, especially Pulisic. Various top managers in world football can't all be wrong, yet Pulisic is perfectly comfortable being a benchwarmer for a team he should have joined after constant development and game time at smaller teams.

  • Selvam Mascarenhas
    Selvam Mascarenhas 4 months ago

    no high level keeper !!! that could become an issue given the defense isn't great

  • Zadar90
    Zadar90 4 months ago +2

    Berhalter seems like a shady guy to be honest….he has too many rifts with players…

    • yddub bud
      yddub bud 4 months ago

      Luckily, we don't have to put up with his trying hard coaching for long as I see all these MLS inclusions (ie Long, Morris, Ferreira, Roldan) spell doom for USMNT

  • Espi
    Espi 4 months ago

    I don’t like Zac or Turner. Ethan is the one I trust at keep.

  • Michael Dobbs
    Michael Dobbs 4 months ago +6

    I’m not a steffen fan. Matt turner all the way.

    • R5150i ✅
      R5150i ✅ 4 months ago

      I’m not a Matt Turner Fan
      Let’s go Sean Johnson!

  • HikeRx
    HikeRx 4 months ago

    Yes 💯%

  • cameron H
    cameron H 4 months ago

    Im not surprised - he always looks shaky

  • Marc
    Marc 5 days ago


  • Walter Do
    Walter Do 4 months ago +2

    Steffen is sitting too much in Manchester City's bench

  • Roshan Kuriakose
    Roshan Kuriakose 4 months ago

    Matt turner always shaky when the ball com

    • Owen Sunuwar
      Owen Sunuwar 4 months ago +1

      Not really, his first game for Arsenal he was shaky
      His second game and the after he was pretty good
      Not a great at distribution, he still needs lot of work on that

  • Michael Clayton
    Michael Clayton 4 months ago +2

    Please beat England

  • Hussien Alsafi
    Hussien Alsafi 4 months ago


  • Moe
    Moe 4 months ago


  • Roshan Kuriakose
    Roshan Kuriakose 4 months ago +2

    Matt turner is sucks id rather have howarth or Johnson #1

    • R5150i ✅
      R5150i ✅ 4 months ago

      Matt Turner just rode the gold cup hype
      I want to see him make an emberastment mistake

  • Jimmy Timmy
    Jimmy Timmy 4 months ago +5

    It is because he is black.

    • jumpboots9000
      jumpboots9000 4 months ago +1

      @yddub bud Turner and Horvath are both better goalies than Steffen

    • NJBrick22
      NJBrick22 4 months ago +3

      @yddub bud that’s awesome - one guy says it’s because Steffen is black and this guy says it’s because he is not in MLS. Anyone have another conspiracy theory? Maybe Steffen was sleeping with other players wives??? No, wait…. that was Harkes.

    • yddub bud
      yddub bud 4 months ago

      @NJBrick22 stop kidding yourself. Johnson will never see the field and he was only brought because of Beerholders MLS quota

    • NJBrick22
      NJBrick22 4 months ago +7

      Really? What color is Sean Johnson, the guy that supposedly replaced Steffen on the roster?