Berhalter vs. Reyna family feud, explained: The U.S. Soccer investigation, the

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There has been no quiet start to 2023 for the United States Soccer Federation. After a successful World Cup for the United States men’s national team in Qatar that featured a round of 16 finish, all eyes were supposed to be on the women’s national team’s preparations for the 2023 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. 

But long before that, USMNT manager Gregg Berhalter revealed a domestic violence incident from 1991 involving his then-girlfriend and now-wife Rosalind Berhalter. He said he went public with the information because someone was trying to “take me down.” 

That was just the start. 

Since that moment on Wednesday, the USSF has opened an investigation reviewing the allegations. It has been revealed that those who brought the altercation to the federation were none other than Danielle Reyna and Claudio Reyna, the parents of USMNT and Borussia Dortmund star Giovanni Reyna.

There’s a lot to digest in what has become an ugly situation for American soccer. Here’s everything you need to know:

So, how did we get here?

First, let’s provide some context:

  • Gregg Berhalter met Rosalind in 1991: The two were on the University of North Carolina soccer team and met in the fall of 1991. Four months after they began dating, Gregg described a “heated argument” at a bar. “It became physical and I kicked her in the legs.” Authorities were never involved in the incident and seven months later, after Gregg sought counseling, they reconciled.

  • Gregg and Claudio’s connection: Way before they were representing the national team, these two had strong bonds that date back to youth level soccer and high school ball at St. Benedict’s Prep in New Jersey where they both graduated in 1991. Claudio wound up attending the University of Virginia where he played for Bruce Arena and won the NCAA Championship in each of his three collegiate seasons. The two overlapped national team careers from 1994-2006.

  • The North Carolina connection: Danielle (née Egan) and Rosalind (née Santana) were four-year collegiate players and roommates at Chapel Hill. “Rosalind Berhalter was my roommate, teammate and best friend, and I supported her through the trauma that followed,” Danielle said. “It took…

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