Claudio and Daniel Reyna, parents of US Men’s National Team star Gio Reyna and longtime friends of USMNT coach Greg Verhalter, were among the friction between Gio and Verhalter during the 2022 World Cup. told US Soccer about a decades-old domestic violence case involving Verhalter. To Wednesday’s ESPN report and a subsequent statement from Reinas.
US Soccer said Tuesday it was investigating the incident, and Berhalter provided details.
According to ESPN, that person was Claudio Reina. After Verhalter told the 20-year-old attacking midfielder Gio that his role on the field at the World Cup would be limited, Claudio “sent multiple messages to US soccer executives,” ESPN reports. I did,” he reported.
In a statement, Daniel Reyna referred to the incident in the early 1990s as U.S. Football shortly after Berhalter’s comments about the unacceptable behavior of a USMNT player (reportedly named Reyna) in the early 1990s were accidentally published. He confirmed that he had reported the matter to sports director Ernie Stewart.
In a statement Tuesday, which did not name Reinas, Verhalter called it “a clear attempt to use something old and very personal to end his relationship with American football.” .
Verhalter admitted that he “kicked her leg” when he called it a “hot argument” months after he began his relationship with then-girlfriend Rosalind. She was Rosalind’s teammate at UNC and had one of her friends, Daniel Egan, and married Claudio’s girlfriend Reina a few years later.
This is a developing story and will be updated.