The United States have agreed to hire Gregg Berhalter as national team manager.

Berhalter was most recently manager of the Columbus Crew.

"This is a tremendous honor," Berhalter said. "Having played for the national team I know what it means to represent our country.

"I believe in our players and our program, and together we will work to build something special and develop a team that will make our supporters proud."

Berhalter was chosen by U.S. national team general manager Earnie Stewart, who added: "After a very thorough process, I am absolutely convinced Gregg is the right man to lead the national team program moving forward.

"He ticks all the boxes with his background as a person, a successful coach and an accomplished former international player."