The Margin: Berhalter says his ‘heart aches’ for his wife amid fallout from feud with Reyna family

by | Jan 7, 2023 | Stock Market

U.S. national team coach Gregg Berhalter said his “heart aches” for his wife amid the controversy with the Reyna family that has gripped U.S. soccer. “The worst part of it for me is that my heart aches for my wife, you know, because it was her story to tell, if she chose to or not,” he said during an appearance on the Harvard Business Review’s “New World of Work” podcast Thursday.

On Tuesday, Berhalter, who led the U.S. team at the recent Qatar World Cup but whose contract has not been renewed, described how someone allegedly approached the U.S. Soccer Federation during the tournament with information about his past in an attempt to get him fired. In a statement, Berhalter described an incident between him and his now-wife, Rosalind, that happened when he was 18. “One night, while out drinking at a local bar, Rosalind and I had a heated argument that continued outside,” he said. “It became physical and I kicked her in the legs.” Now read: Bizarre Berhalter-Reyna feud gripping U.S. soccer ‘wild,’ ‘crazy,’ and ‘extremely sad,’ say former national team players The following day, it was reported that Danielle Reyna, the mother of U.S. national team player Gio Reyna, was the person who told U.S. Soccer about the 1990s domestic-violence incident involving Berhalter. U.S. Soccer subsequently launched an investigation, which is ongoing, into the incident. In …

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