Report: Steve Cherundolo, ex-US men's national team defender, eyes coaching job in US

Longtime U.S. men's national team defender Steve Cherundolo has been honing his coaching credentials overseas since his retirement in 2014, but according to a Wednesday report from Steven Goff of The Washington Post, he's eyeing a move stateside.

The report comes as D.C. United conducts its coaching search in the aftermath of the departure of Ben Olsen, although Goff didn't specify if there was any link between the sides.

Cherundolo, 41, is currently the coach of Germany's Under-15s following a stint on the sidelines as an assistant for the USMNT in 2018. He also worked as an assistant for VfB Stuttgart after spending 2014-2018 coaching in various ranks with his longtime club Hannover 96. He's been an assistant for both the first team and Hannover 96 II and also coached the club's Under-15 and Under-17 sides.

Cherundolo played his entire professional career with Hannover 96, making 370 appearances from 1999-2014. He was a regular right back for the USMNT throughout his career as well, racking up 87 senior caps and scoring two goals.


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