Gregg Berhalter: Can his team really do without him?
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The US national soccer team will be reinforced with players from abroad. Her coach is also working on this ahead of the match with Germany – but Gregg Berhalter himself is considered replaceable.
aWhen an American soccer journalist asked Luca Coliocio two years ago about his sporting future, he recalled his time with the U-16 national team and said: “I think it would be great to play for and represent my country.” If the officials had called him and asked him nicely, he would have been happy to be there.
Koliochow, who was born in Norwalk, Connecticut and has been a player for promoted Premier League club Burnley since this summer, would theoretically still have that option. As the son of an Italian-Canadian mother and a father of Nigerian descent, he was already flirting with various associations. Including with Canada in 2022 as part of the CONCACAF Nations League and this year at the European Under-19 Championship in Malta with Italy winning the title. It’s not clear what powerful ball-dribbler Collishaw thinks about the matter today. After the talented striker moved to faraway Spain at the age of 11 because he expected better development opportunities there, there are only scattered signs.
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