US Soccer has launched an investigation into males’s nationwide workforce head coach Gregg Berhalter, the group introduced Tuesday, because the coach launched an announcement addressing a earlier home violence incident between himself and his now-wife.
Whereas US Soccer didn’t present particulars of the incident, Berhalter issued a lengthy statement on Twitter Tuesday describing the second in 1991 when he says he kicked his spouse Rosalind, who was his girlfriend on the time, throughout an argument. The assertion is signed by Berhalter and his spouse.
“There are zero excuses for my actions that night,” he stated within the assertion, including it was a “shameful moment” that he “regrets to this day,” and Rosalind ultimately forgave him.
The soccer coach, who led the US on the 2022 Qatar World Cup, stated somebody contacted US Soccer through the World Cup “saying they had information about me that would ‘take me down.’”
US Soccer stated it instantly employed an outdoor agency to conduct an impartial investigation.
Berhalter stated he and his spouse have cooperated with the continuing investigation. US Soccer additionally stated it appreciated the couple “coming forward to speak openly about this incident.”
The assertion from US Soccer additionally stated that through the investigation, the group grew to become conscious of different potential inappropriate habits from exterior US Soccer.
“Through this process, U.S. Soccer has learned about potential inappropriate behavior towards multiple members of our staff by individuals outside of our organization. We take such behavior seriously and have expanded our investigation to include those allegations,” US Soccer stated.
The group added that it launched a full “technical review” of the Males’s Nationwide Staff Program final month along with the investigation and stated it can announce who will lead this system’s January camp within the coming days.
Berhalter’s future with US Soccer stays unsure. He was appointed to the place in December 2018.
The coach’s assertion concludes, “While we would prefer not to speak about something so personal from so long ago in such a public forum, we are embracing this opportunity to share what has shaped us and how much we have grown and learned from this over the past 31 years.”