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Gregg Berhalter publishes statement about domestic abuse claim being investigated by U.S. Soccer

The U.S. soccer coach has released a statement admitting he physically attacked his wife. U.S. Soccer say investigation into matter on-going.

Gregg Berhalter confiesa abuso físico contra su esposa Rosalind; US Soccer responde

Gregg Berhalter, whose tenure as U.S. Soccer coach ended on 31 December 2022, has released a statement, also signed by his wife Rosalind, admitting that when he was 18 years old he had an argument with his future wife which turned physical and he “kicked her in the legs”.

The statement confirms there are “zero excuses” for that behaviour, and Berhalter says he voluntarily sought out counselling to help “learn, grown and improve”. According to the statement, after seven months with no contact between the two, Berhalter’s future wife got in touch with him to discuss their relationship.

The U.S. coach says he released the statement in response to an individual contacting U.S. Soccer during the World Cup saying they had information that would take him down.

U.S. Soccer responds to Berhalter statement

Just after Berhalter released his statement, U.S. Soccer also emitted a communiqué saying they had opened an investigation into the matter which is on-going. The organisation also notes that individuals outside of U.S. Soccer have behaved inappropriately to members of the staff of U.S. Soccer., understood to include the blackmail allegations noted by Berhalter.

U.S. Soccer also note that they are currently looking at who will be in charge of the team in the future. Gregg Berhalter was one of the candidates, with one option being that he continue in charge of the team with an eye on the World Cup in 2026, which will be held jointly in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.


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