Updated through May 21, 2021
Columbus (2021): Berhalter was sent on loan to Austin FC (March 3). He has since made four appearances, seeing 68 minutes of on-pitch action so far in 2021.
Columbus (2020): Berhalter was signed as a Homegrown Player on January 17, 2020 and made nine regular-season appearances (four starts as a center-midfielder). He made his Crew SC and MLS debut in the Group Stage of the MLS is Back Tournament as a substitute for Artur against FC Cincinnati* (July 11), before earning his first Crew and MLS start against the New York Red Bulls* (July 16). Berhalter made a total of three appearances (one start) during the MLS is Back Tournament. He came on as a substitute at home against Chicago Fire FC (August 20) and started on the road at New York City FC (August 24), where he played his first full-90 minutes in MLS and for the Crew. Berhalter then made a substitute appearance at home against FC Cincinnati (September 6). He made a substitute appearance at home against Minnesota United FC (September 23), playing 71 minutes before starting on the road at Toronto FC (September 27) and on the road at D.C. United (October 28).
* MLS is Back Tournament Group Stage matches counted towards the 2020 MLS regular season
Berhalter made 16 appearances for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a freshman in 2019.
Berhalter played for 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.
At the international level, Berhalter has featured for the U.S. Under-16 Men’s National Team.
Berhalter is the son of Rosalind and former U.S. Men's National Team player and current U.S. MNT Head Coach Gregg Berhalter. In his free time, he enjoys reading. Berhalter likes to watch football, basketball besides as well as soccer. His favorite food is sushi. He enjoys listening to different music genres including hip-hop and EDM (Electronic Dance Music). He loves playing the FIFA video game series along with Call of Duty: Black Ops. Growing up, Berhalter watched and supported FC Barcelona because of Lionel Messi. He looks up to Kevin De Bruyne and Luka Modric as role models for his game play. Berhalter speaks English, Swedish and German.
TRANSACTION: Columbus Crew SC signs midfielder and Crew SC Academy product Sebastian Berhalter as a Homegrown Player on January 17, 2020.
Name: Sebastian Berhalter
Born: May 10, 2001 in London, England
Hometown: Westerville, Ohio
Citizenship: United States
Acquired: Signed as a Homegrown Player on January 17, 2020.
Previous Experience: North Carolina Tar Heels (2019)