Greg Berhalter remains a candidate to return to coach the U.S. men’s soccer team after an independent investigation into a domestic violence incident, the national federation reported Monday.
Investigation Conducted by Alston & Bird Law Firm Begins January After Federation (US Soccer) was informed of an incident in 1991 in which Berhalter kicked his current wife, Rosalind, during an argument while they were dating in college.
An investigation concluded that Burhalter, who admitted to the “shameful” incident, committed no further acts of violence, said a report issued Monday.
“Given the investigators’ conclusion that there are no legal impediments to hiring him, Greg Berhalter remains a candidate for the position of selector,” US Soccer said in a statement.
bar halter, A former player of the 2002 and 2006 World Cups, he was named coach after the team failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup held in Russia.
Last year, he led the United States to the Round of 16 at Qatar-2022 with a young team whose main goal is the next World Cup, co-hosted with Mexico and Canada in 2026.
Around Doha A bitter public dispute erupted between Berhalter and Gio Reyna’s familywhen the coach informed that Borussia Dortmund’s young pearl was all but expelled from concentration in Qatar due to an attitude problem during training.
Reyna, who had barely played in the World Cup, reacted angrily to these public comments and, in a surprising twist, said her parents were the ones who warned U.S. Soccer about the Bar Halter assault 30 years ago. One thing became clear.
His father, Claudio Reina, was captain of the United States and teammate of Burhalter.
Burhalter’s contract as manager expired on December 31, and his assistant Anthony Hudson has taken over the team since then.
Burhalter remains in the race to regain his job, but US Soccer said it would not hire a coach until it first selects a new sports director.
“U.S. Soccer’s policies regarding appropriate parental behavior and communication with staff at the national team level need to be reviewed,” the federation said in its report.
“We will update these policies as we continue to work to ensure a safe environment for all participants in our games,” he said.