United States men’s national team head coach Gregg Berhalter issued a statement on Tuesday to reveal a “physical” agreement that took place with his future wife Roselind in response to an alleged blackmail attempt made during the World Cup in Qatar.
“During the World Cup, an individual contacted U.S. Soccer saying they had information about me that would take me down,” Berhalter said in a statement. The USSF is now conducting an investigation into “potential inappropriate behavior towards multiple members of our staff by individuals outside of our organization.”
“In the fall of 1991, I met my soulmate. I had just turned 18 and was a freshman in college when I met Rosalind for the first time. There was a familiar feeling when we spoke,” Berhalter said in a statement released on Twitter. “Rosalind was and is an amazing person — determined, empathetic, fun to be around — and we connected immediately. It felt like we had known each other for years. We had been dating for four months when an incident happened between us that would shape the future of our relationship. One night, while drinking at a local bar, Rosalind and I had a heated argument that continued outside. It became physical and I kicked her in the legs.”