USA coach Berhalter: Southgate has been a mentor
USA coach Gregg Berhalter admits he and England counterpart Gareth Southgate are in regular contact
England meet the USA in their second Group B game at the Al Bayt Stadium in Qatar on Friday, looking to build on the flying start made with Monday's 6-2 win against Iran. Victory will see Southgate's side qualify for the last-16 with a game to spare.
The US were held to a 1-1 draw by Wales in their opening game, though a similar result against England would still keep their last-16 hopes on track ahead of a final day meeting with Iran.
Berhalter contacted Southgate for advice on managing in international football soon after taking the US job and has previously described the England boss as a mentor. The pair have stayed in touch since but communication has been sparse since the two countries were drawn alongside one another in Qatar.
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