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Gregg Berhalter Rehired as USA Men’s Coach – UnlistedNews

The United States men’s soccer team announced Friday that it would rehire Gregg Berhalter as its head coach for the run-up to the 2026 World Cup.

The move capped several heady months for Berhalter, 49, who led the US men’s team to the round of 16 at the World Cup in Qatar but did not renew his contract after the tournament.

Instead, the US Soccer Federation announced that it had launched an independent investigation into his conduct following allegations made by the parents of one of its players that Berhalter had physically abused his wife, Rosalind, in an incident. three decades ago, when they were dating. University students. The Berhalters, who remain married, reconciled shortly after the incident and have been open about it following the allegations this year.

The investigation was initiated by information from the parents of American striker Gio Reyna, who went to US Soccer with details of the incident. Gio Reyna’s mother, Danielle, had been Rosalind Berhalter’s teammates in North Carolina at the time, and his father, Claudio, had played with Gregg Berhalter on the national team.

Although the families had been close friends for years, the Reynas came to US Soccer only after they became upset about their son’s playing time during the World Cup. The Reynas later confirmed that they had gone to the federation with information about the decades-long incident between Berhalter and his wife.

They were upset after hearing Berhalter’s public comments about an unidentified player at the World Cup who was “clearly not living up to expectations on and off the pitch” and who the staff considered sending home. Gio Reyna then revealed in an apology from Instagram that he was the player in question.

The investigation, which concluded in March, cleared Berhalter of any wrongdoing, meaning he did not improperly withhold information from the organization, and cleared the way for him to be rehired. However, it was not clear at the time if that would happen.

In recent days, key players on the men’s team, including star striker Christian Pulisic, had suggested they supported Berhalter’s return.

“I think he has done a great job”, Pulisic told reporters de Berhalter following a 3-0 victory over Mexico on Thursday night. “I’m glad we can pick up where we left off,” he added, in comments suggesting the team had prior knowledge of Friday’s announcement that Berhalter had been rehired.

Berhalter, who was first hired by the national team in 2019, returns to the team with a 37-11-12 record as head coach.


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