Danielle and Claudio Reyna gave U.S. Soccer details about past Gregg Berhalter domestic incident, per reports

Danielle Reyna and Claudio Reyna, the moms and dads of 19-year-old United States males’s nationwide group gamer Giovanni Reyna, called the U.S. Soccer Federation to expose info about head coach Gregg Berhalter including a previous domestic violence event with his now-wife Rosiland Berhalter in 1991, according to ESPN.

Danielle, who played soccer at the University of North Carolina with Rosiland, in addition to Claudio, called the Athletic to inform their side of the story. The 2 stated that they called U.S. Soccer sporting director Earnie Stewart to voice their annoyance over the choice to offer Gio Reyna a restricted function throughout and after the the World Cup in Qatar where the USMNT were gotten rid of in the round of 16 by the Netherlands. Gio, who plays his club ball at Borussia Dortmund, logged just 52 minutes in 2 replacement looks in the World Cup.

Danielle stated that her boy “had been put in such a terrible position, and that I felt very personally betrayed by the actions of someone my family had considered a friend for decades.”

“Without going into detail, the statements from yesterday significantly minimize the abuse on the night in question. Rosalind Berhalter was my roommate, teammate and best friend, and I supported her through the trauma that followed,” Danielle stated. “It took a long time for me to forgive and accept Gregg afterward, but I worked hard to give him grace, and ultimately made both of them and their kids a huge part of my family’s life. I would have wanted and expected him to give the same grace to Gio. This is why the current situation is so very hurtful and hard.”

Claudio is the existing sporting director at Austin FC and matured playing in numerous youth levels with Gregg Berhalter. He declares no dangers were made to Berhalter with the info they shared to the federation. 

“While in Qatar, I shared my frustrations about my son’s World Cup experience with a number of close friends, Earnie and Brian McBride among them,” Claudio stated. “However, at no time did I ever threaten anyone, nor would I ever do so.”

Berhalter, who saw his USMNT agreement end at the end of 2022, shared the information of the event with his other half on Tuesday. On Wednesday, the USMNT revealed that Anthony Hudson would be leading the group in January friendlies versus Serbia and Colombia.

“During the World Cup, an individual contacted U.S. Soccer saying they had information about me that would take me down,” Berhalter stated in a declaration. The USSF is now performing an examination into “potential inappropriate behavior towards multiple members of our staff by individuals outside of our organization.”

“In the fall of 1991, I met my soulmate. I had just turned 18 and was a freshman in college when I met Rosalind for the first time. There was a familiar feeling when we spoke,” Berhalter stated in a declaration launched on Twitter. “Rosalind was and is an amazing person — determined, empathetic, fun to be around — and we connected immediately. It felt like we had known each other for years. We had been dating for four months when an incident happened between us that would shape the future of our relationship. One night, while drinking at a local bar, Rosalind and I had a heated argument that continued outside. It became physical and I kicked her in the legs.”

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This event is presently under examination by the federation, which shared information in a declaration on Tuesday:

“Upon learning of the allegation against U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Gregg Berhalter on Dec. 11, 2022, U.S. Soccer immediately hired Alston & Bird LLP to conduct an independent investigation into the matter. The investigation is being led by Jenny Kramer, BJay Pak and Chris Marquardt of Alston & Bird LLP and remains ongoing.

“Through this procedure, U.S. Soccer has actually found out about possible unsuitable habits towards numerous members of our personnel by people beyond our company. We take such habits seriously and have actually broadened our examination to consist of those accusations.

“We value Gregg and Rosalind stepping forward to speak honestly about this event. Consistent with our dedication to openness, we will share the outcomes of the examination openly when it is total. U.S. Soccer condemns violence of any kind and takes such accusations extremely seriously.

U.S. Soccer president Cindy Parlow Cone, CEO and secretary basic JT Batson and sporting director Earnie Stewart will talk with address the problem with media members in a video conference Wednesday afternoon.

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