Jay Berhalter to leave US Soccer, won’t become CEO

CHICAGO (AP) — Jay Berhalter is leaving the U.S. Soccer Federation and will not become head of the organization that employs his brother as men’s national team coach.

Berhalter, the USSF’s chief commercial and strategy officer, will depart at the end of the month, the federation said Thursday.

Now 47, Berhalter started with the federation as COO in 2000 and left in 2009. He returned in February 2014 as chief commercial officer.

Dan Flynn retired as CEO and secretary general in September. Jay Berhalter, listed second on the federation staff directory, was viewed as a candidate to succeed Flynn, who had replaced Hank Steinbrecher in June 2000.

But Jay Berhalter’s path became complicated when his younger brother Gregg was hired as national
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