The U.S. Soccer Association has reportedly dispatched lawyers and an investigative team to investigate allegations that U.S. national team coach Greg Berhalter once abused his wife.
US Soccer condemns any acts of violence, investigates domestic violence allegations against Berhalter
Berhalter was accused of kicking and arguing with his wife in public in 1991, a week after the U.S. national team was eliminated from the Qatar World Cup round of 16 match against the Netherlands on Dec. 3, sources said.
The 51-year-old Berhalter was hired after the U.S. team failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup . He also led the U.S. team to a record of 37 wins, 11 losses and 12 draws in international competitions. The American who coached the US team in the World Cup.
Statement from U.S. Soccer: pic.twitter.com/h2x5rgZvWA
— U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) January 3, 2023
In this regard, based on the fact that the US Football Association condemns any form of violence, it takes Berhalter’s incident very seriously. Therefore, the organization immediately hired lawyers and committee members to set up an independent investigation team, hoping that through the investigation, the defamation of players, coaches, and staff by people outside the organization can be severely punished, and the investigation of any misconduct involving violations of regulations within the organization can be expanded.
Berhalter admits there was only one physical altercation with his wife
After the U.S. Soccer Association issued a statement, Berhalter also confirmed the news that he was being investigated by the U.S. Football Association, and said frankly on social media, “This is an attempt by someone with intentions to use personal issues after the World Cup to drive a wedge between me and the U.S. national team.”
At the same time, Berhalter told the story of the incident. He said that in 1991, 32 years ago, he had a fierce argument with his wife Rosalind in a bar, and then the quarrel turned into a physical conflict, during which he kicked each other. legs.
Berhalter emphasized that he immediately apologized to his wife after the incident, and has resolved the matter with the husband and wife’s families, taking due responsibility for his actions. At the same time, he also said that the experience of 32 years ago had allowed him to learn lessons to grow and learn in the relationship between husband and wife, and it also became “the foundation of a relationship full of love, loyalty and support. Therefore, that kind of bad behavior also later. It was never repeated.”
At present, the U.S. coach and his wife are fully cooperating with the U.S. Soccer Association’s investigation. The U.S. Soccer Association also thanked Berhalter for speaking publicly about the incident, and promised to disclose the results of the transparent investigation to the public in a few days. Although the investigation is ongoing, it will also shake Berhalter’s future position as the coach of the US national team.