U.S. Men’s National Team supervisor Gregg Berhalter claims somebody not too long ago tried to get him out of the job by exposing a violent incident together with his now-wife in 1991 … and now, U.S. Soccer is investigating the matter.
49-year-old Berhalter launched a prolonged assertion on the scenario simply minutes in the past … saying a person exterior the group approached U.S. Soccer through the World Cup and claimed that they had data that might “take me down.”
The data — based on Berhalter and his spouse, Rosalind — stems from an incident again in 1991 … when an 18-year-old Gregg kicked her after a heated argument exterior a bar.
Berhalter says he was a school freshman and had been relationship Rosalind for 4 months on the time of the bodily altercation … however provides, “There are zero excuses for my actions that evening.”
Berhalter says he instantly apologized and took full duty for his actions … and regardless that police weren’t concerned, he sought counseling to ensure he by no means acted in that method once more.
“The classes discovered kind that evening over three a long time in the past turned the muse for a loving, devoted, and supportive relationship, which we honored and celebrated with our twenty fifth anniversary this previous weekend,” Berhalter says.
U.S. Soccer launched an investigation into the 1991 incident again in December … and on Tuesday, the group introduced it is usually trying into the one who got here ahead with the data.
“Through this course of, U.S. Soccer has discovered about potential inappropriate habits in direction of a number of members of our workers by people exterior of our group,” U.S. Soccer mentioned.
“We take such habits significantly and have expanded our investigation to incorporate these allegations.”
Sources inform us the person who introduced the incident to mild is somebody Gregg has identified for many years … who was appearing out of frustration with how he was managing the USMNT.
Berhalter and his spouse say they’ve been absolutely cooperative with U.S. Soccer’s investigation … including they’re “embracing this chance to share what has formed us and the way a lot we now have grown and discovered kind this over the previous 31 years.”