U.S. Men’s National Team coach Gregg Berhalter and midfielder Giovanni Reyna want to mend fences and move forward, U.S. Soccer sporting director Matt Crocker told reporters on Sunday.
Berhalter and Reyna have communicated with each other and Reyna is predicted to be brought into the subsequent men’s national team camp, Crocker said, in line with ESPN.
The 2 are said to have spoken “recently” but Crocker didn’t elaborate on what that meant.
“I feel each Greg and Gio are in place to maneuver forward,” Crocker said.
Reyna suffered a lower leg fracture in June and missed the September international window.
“Gio’s looking forward to the subsequent camp, as soon as he’s fit, and Greg’s looking forward to working with him,” Crocker said.
The brand new tone comes after as recently as Aug. 29 when Berhalter said that he hadn’t met with Reyna.
It’s the most recent twist in a really public feud between the Berhalter and Reyna families that began when Reyna was informed that he wouldn’t have a starting role with the U.S. team on the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
The midfielder had such a negative response that Berhalter considered sending Reyna home.
His attitude did improve, but Reyna remained limited in his usage through the tournament.
Things took an uglier turn after Reyna’s parents, Claudio and Danielle, became irate after Berhalter alluded to the situation with Reyna during a leadership conference and reports eventually revealed Reyna’s name.
In retaliation, Claudio and Danielle, each of whom played for his or her respective U.S. National Teams, complained to the pinnacle of the U.S. Soccer Federation concerning the treatment of their son and informed the federation a couple of domestic violence incident involving Berhalter and his then-girlfriend, and now-wife, Rosalind.
An independent investigation was subsequently launched and eventually ruled that Berhalter could come back to educate the boys’s team.
He was formally rehired in June.
“Clearly there’s been numerous emotions over the past 12 months,” Crocker said on Sunday. “The common connection is that they each want this system to achieve success and that’s the start line and there’s a transparent way forward, knowledgeable way of working and so they’re each ready.”