Sebastian Berhalter joined the 'Caps in February 2022 via trade from Columbus Crew in exchange for $50,000 in 2022 General Allocation Money (GAM) and up to $50,000 in conditional GAM for certain performance metrics.
On December 6, 2023, Berhalter agreed to a new contract with Whitecaps FC through 2025, with a club option for 2026.
The midfielder is the son of USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter.
'23: Berhalter enjoyed a career-year in 2023, as he started 16 of his 37 appearances across all competitions in his second season with the ‘Caps. The midfielder also added two goals and four assists, scoring his first professional goal against Houston Dynamo FC on May 31 and once again finding the back of the net against St. Louis CITY SC on October 4.
'22: Berhalter started 11 of his 20 appearances across all competitions in his first season with the ‘Caps but missed most of the year after suffering a right foot stress fracture in June. The midfielder started four consecutive matches for the first time in his MLS career from late March to mid-April, making starts at Los Angeles FC, against Sporting KC, against Portland Timbers and at CF Montréal.
'21: Berhalter joined expansion side Austin FC on loan from Columbus for the 2021 season, starting five of his 18 appearances for the Verde and Black. The midfielder tallied his first MLS assist against Houston Dynamo FC on August 4, 2021.
'20: Signed as Homegrown Player on January 17, 2020. Made four starts in nine appearances.
Berhalter has featured for the U.S. U-16 national team.
Berhalter made 16 appearances for the North Carolina Tar Heels as a freshman in 2019.
Berhalter played for Columbus Crew SC academy from 2014-2019, featuring for the Under-13/14, U-15/16, U-16/17 and U-18/19 sides. The midfielder made a total of 103 appearances (97 starts) and scored 11 goals for the Black & Gold. Notably, Berhalter helped Crew SC academy finish third at the U.S. Soccer Development Academy U-19 Tournament for the 2017-2018 season.