USMNT’s Christian Pulisic slams ‘childish’ US soccer feud between Gregg Berhalter and Reyna family

Christian Pulisic blew up the situation surrounding the head coach of the former US men’s national team Gregg Berhalter and that of the US Soccer Association Search for new boss amid Reyna family feud as ‘extremely childish’

Speaking to ESPN, the Chelsea player opened up about how “extremely unhappy” FIFA World Cup 2022 boss Berhalter had been with his contract expiring in Qatar, although he remains a candidate for his former role.

A recent independent investigation conducted by US Soccer revealed that Berhalter and his wife Rosalind were involved in a 1992 domestic incident. Berhalter has admitted to kicking his then-girlfriend and publicly apologized for his actions.

The incident was brought to the attention of the USSF by the Reyna family, as Berhalter’s son Gio was heavily criticized, although the coach at the time did not name the player. It also emerged that Claudio Reyna, Gio’s father, has long been reaching out to the USSF to complain about various things, from his son’s playing time to the deployment of officials.

“I’m not here to appoint the next coach,” said Pulisic. “It’s not my job and whoever it is I will play and give 100%. Everything that happened with Gregg was handled in an extremely childish way at first.

“I think we saw what’s going on. I think it’s childish – it’s youth football, people complain about playing time. I don’t want to go into too much detail but I think Gregg was extremely unfortunate to be in the position he is in now.”

Berhalter’s assistant Anthony Hudson is the current interim boss of the USMNT and has picked Borussia Dortmund’s Reyna for the friendlies against Grenada and El Salvador, while Pulisic urged the USSF not to waste more time identifying their new boss given recent progress.

“Do I feel like we should just wait and wait? I don’t think it’s necessary,” said the 24-year-old. “Because we are not in a phase like after not qualifying [in 2018] where we needed a complete remodel. We don’t need a bunch of new people coming in.

“I think we have a strong core. People have seen that and we have to move on from that. It’s a difficult question for me because we should continue that as soon as possible and build on this World Cup, which I think.” had many positive aspects. We want to get started on this as soon as possible.”

The USMNT finished second in World Cup Group B behind England but before Iran And Wales before being knocked out 3-1 by the Netherlands in the round of 16 Qatar while In the meantime, Berhalter has publicly admitted that he wants to remain in office.

Whoever is chosen as the next USMNT boss will logically oversee the time leading up to the 2026 World Cup, which will be held alongside co-hosts on home soil Mexico And Canada.

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