U.S. Soccer Federation sporting director Earnie Stewart has stepped down from his role in order to take up a position with Dutch Eredivisie team PSV Eindhoven.
“While we are sad to see Earnie go, he has helped lay a strong foundation and build a strong sporting staff to ensure that the future of U.S. Soccer is bright,” U.S. Soccer president Cindy Parlow Cone. “Today, we have a unique opportunity to bring in a new Sporting Director to build on this momentum. We are eager to engage new leaders who will match our ambitions and realize our vision for the future, taking our National Teams to the next level, including competing for a FIFA World Cup on home soil in 2026.”
Stewart’s departure comes at a precarious time for the U.S. Men’s National Team, with the future of head coach Gregg Berhalter still uncertain.
Consultancy firm Sportsology has been approached by the USSF to find a replacement for Stewart, with the firm also being tasked to conduct a full review of U.S. Soccer’s sporting department.
With Berhalter’s managerial contract having already lapsed, Anthony Hudson is filling the role of the USMNT’s head coach on an interim basis.