U.S. Soccer confirms an unbiased investigation was launched by the group upon studying of an allegation towards USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter on December 11, 2022.
The investigation is at the moment being led by Jenny Kramer, BJay Pak and Chris Marquardt of Alston & Hen LLP and stays ongoing.
“Via this course of, U.S. Soccer has realized about potential inappropriate conduct in direction of a number of members of our workers by people exterior of our group. We take such conduct significantly and have expanded our investigation to incorporate these allegations,” defined U.S. Soccer in an announcement.
“We respect Gregg and Rosalind coming ahead to talk brazenly about this incident. In line with our dedication to transparency, we are going to share the outcomes of the investigation publicly when it’s full. U.S. Soccer condemns violence of any sort and takes such allegations very significantly.”
An unverified Gregg Berhalter account on Twitter detailed the aforementioned allegation, revealing a home abuse incident between the top coach and his spouse 31 years in the past.
The social media put up went on to insinuate that a person blackmailed Berhalter with this info, approaching U.S. Soccer with a narrative that may “take him down.”
“Final month, U.S. Soccer launched a full technical overview of our Males’s Nationwide Staff Program. With the overview and investigation ongoing,” reiterated U.S. Soccer.
For the time being, Gregg Berhalter’s future with the group stays unclear. His contract as head coach of the US males’s nationwide workforce has since expired, and no replace has been given on his stance.
However U.S. Soccer did affirm an replace can be supplied within the “coming days.”
“U.S. Soccer will announce who will lead the January Males’s Nationwide Staff camp within the coming days. We look ahead to constructing off the efficiency in Qatar and getting ready for the journey in direction of 2026.”