US Soccer is investigating U.S. men’s national team coach Gregg Berhalter, who admitted to kicking his wife during an argument over 30 years ago.
Berhalter confirmed on Tuesday that one person contacted US Soccer in December.
The federation announced that it had launched an investigation into the incident.
In a statement posted on his official Twitter account, Berhalter said: “At the time of the World Cup, one person contacted US Soccer saying they had information about me that would ‘break me’ – an obvious attempt to use something very personal.” from a long time.” back to end my relationship with US Soccer.
“In the fall of 1991, I met my soul mate. We dated for four months when an incident occurred between us that determined the future of our relationship.
“One night, while we were drinking at a local bar, Rosalind and I had a heated argument that continued on the street. It became physical and I kicked her legs.
“There is no excuse for my actions that night; it was a shameful moment that I regret to this day. At that time I immediately apologized to Rosalind, but it is clear that she wanted nothing to do with me.
“I told my parents, family and friends about what happened because I wanted to take full responsibility for my behavior. Rosalind also informed her parents, family and friends.
“Although the authorities have never been involved in this matter, I volunteered for a consultation to help learn, grow and improve – one of the most valuable decisions I have ever made. To this day, this behavior has never happened again.”
Berhalter said “the lessons learned from that night more than three decades ago have become the basis for a loving, committed and supportive relationship,” while clarifying that he and his wife, who signed the statement, cooperated fully with the US Soccer investigation.
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— American Football (@ussoccer) January 3, 2023
US Soccer said in a statement: “Upon learning of the allegations against US Men’s National Team head coach Gregg Berhalter on December 11, 2022, US Soccer immediately hired Alston & Bird LP to conduct an independent investigation into the matter.
“The investigation is being conducted by Jenny Kramer, Bay Park and Chris Marquardt of Alston & Bird LLP and is ongoing.
“Through this process, US Soccer became aware of possible inappropriate behavior towards several of our employees from outside our organization. We take this behavior seriously and have expanded our investigation to include these allegations.
“We appreciate that Gregg and Rosalind have been open about this incident. In line with our commitment to transparency, we will publish the results of the investigation when it is completed.
“US Soccer condemns violence of any kind and takes such accusations very seriously.”
Berhalter has yet to confirm his role and US Soccer will announce a decision in the coming days.
The United States lost to the Netherlands in the 1/8 finals of the World Cup in Qatar.