'Sad and traumatic' - Gregg Berhalter on Reyna family relationship & why he feels investigation damaged USMNT's 'amazing' World Cup

by Ryan Tolmich

Berhalter speaks on Reyna relationship
Saddened by whole situation
Wishes focus was on USMNT performance

WHAT HAPPENED? U.S. Soccer released the results of an independent investigation into Berhalter and the Reynas on Monday, with that report spurred on by the family of Gio Reyna telling U.S. Soccer that Berhalter committed an act of domestic violence as a college student. The report ultimately confirmed that Berhalter did indeed commit the act, with the coach himself being honest and forthright about the incident. He was, however, cleared to return as USMNT boss, should the federation choose, as the report concluded that no U.S. Soccer rules were broken.

The Reynas, meanwhile, were also covered in the investigation, which found a history of meddling in national team affairs on behalf of their son, Gio. Berhalter, though, is now eager to put all of that behind him, although he is saddened by the loss of a long-time friendship.