Monday, January 30, 2023

Federation investigates US coach for kicking his wife’s feet in 1991 incident

CHICAGO, Illinois — The United States Soccer Federation (USSF) launched an investigation to find out more about what happened in the domestic violence case in which its last coach, Greg Berhalter, was charged, and told Tuesday That Anthony Hudson will be the interim coach. For the January friendlies against Serbia and Colombia.

The USSF made the decision pending the results of the investigation into the Berhalter case and reported that it had learned of possible “misconduct” by elements outside the federation.

Berhalter published a lengthy statement on Tuesday in which he explained that during the last World Cup in Qatar, a man had contacted the USSF claiming they had “information” about him that could jeopardize his career in the federation. will finish”.

The coach himself, whose contract with the US team expired after the World Cup and has not yet been renewed, explained in a statement signed with his wife, that in 1991 he had an affair with his then girlfriend, and now wife. The stronger the “controversy” was, Rosalind, and he ended up giving her “a kick in the legs”.

“There is no excuse for my actions that night. It was a shameful moment that I still regret,” he said.

After discovering that the USSF did not publish details about what happened and limited itself to reporting it, it hired the law firm “Elston & Bird LLP” to investigate.

“In the process, ‘US Soccer’ learned of potentially inappropriate behavior by individuals outside of our unit toward various members of our squad,” USSF wrote.

“We appreciate that Greg and Rosalind have been open about this incident,” he said.

Berhalter is no longer part of the USSF and talks have begun in recent weeks for a possible renewal or the hiring of a new coach.

For the time being, Anthony Hudson was given the confidence, with his eyes set on preparing Carson (California) for friendlies against Serbia and Colombia in Los Angeles at the end of January.

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This is a hugely important decision for the USSF, as this year begins the long process that will lead ‘Team USA’ to the 2026 World Cup, one of three host nations.

The next World Cup will be held in the United States, Canada and Mexico and will be the largest ever, with 48 participating teams.

The United States will be the heart of that World Cup, with eleven host cities and a mix of iconic stadiums and ultra-modern facilities that will add sparkle to the competition.

It will move from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford (New Jersey) to SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles with a capacity of 100,000 spectators. The NFL home of the Rams and Chargers has already hosted the 2022 Super Bowl and will be an unbeatable fixture for World Cup games.

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