Head coach Gregg Berhalter, whose contract with the United States men’s national team expired this week, released a statement amid the investigation.
Gregg Berhalter admitted from an unverified Twitter account later confirmed to be authentic by US Soccer that he “kicked” his wife Rosalind Berhalter in the legs during an altercation at a bar in 1991.
Berhalter wrote that an anonymous person recently threatened him with releasing information about the incident, which had not previously been made public.
He later called his actions towards the woman he’s currently married to “shameful,” but he asked that doesn’t define him.
The incident is currently being investigated by US Soccer, the governing body has confirmed.
“Upon learning of the allegation against U.S. Men’s National Team Head Coach Gregg Berhalter on December 11, 2022, US Soccer immediately engaged Alston & Bird LLP to conduct an independent investigation into the matter,” wrote US Soccer on its official Twitter account. “The investigation is being led by Jenny Kramer, BJay Pak and Chris Marquardt of Alston & Bird LLP and is ongoing.
“Through this process, US Soccer has learned of potential inappropriate behavior towards several members of our staff by individuals outside of our organization. We take this behavior seriously and have expanded our investigation to include these allegations.
“We appreciate that Gregg and Rosalind have come forward to speak openly about this incident. In keeping with our commitment to transparency, we will publicly share the results of the investigation when it is complete. US Soccer condemns violence of any kind and takes these allegations very seriously. Last month, US Soccer launched a full technical review of our Men’s National Team program.”