UNITED STATES MEN’S NATIONAL SOCCER TEAM SELECTS BA FOR TRAINING GROUND.
A typically quiet fall break on the Brentwood Academy campus was instead a flurry of activity and excitement as BA welcomed the US Men’s National Team (USMNT) to campus for training camp this past week.
Keeping the visit under wraps, the team spent four consecutive days on the Brentwood Academy field, training on the soccer field and working out in the state-of-the-art weight room as the team prepared to face Germany in a friendly at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut, their first international game this month before taking on Ghana at Nashville’s own Geodis Park earlier this week.
“We were thrilled to host the USMNT on our soccer field and campus facilities. Our players and coaches had full access to closed training sessions and were able to meet and talk with the players each day. It was an incredible opportunity to watch these elite athletes and coaches perform and compete as they represent our country at the highest level of the game,” says Phil Masters, Head Boys’ Soccer Coach.
Gregg Berhalter, USMNT Head Coach, shared, “Brentwood Academy offered us a fantastic environment and conditions for our training camp, and we appreciate the opportunity and hospitality of the coaches, players, and school administration.”
Brentwood Academy soccer team members and coaches served as volunteer hosts, greeting and assisting the team while on campus. Coaches and players from the USMNT recorded advice and encouragement for our students and young players, available to view in the attached link. The BA community looks forward to continuing to cheer on the USMNT as they compete and prepare to host the 2026 World Cup.