Gio Reyna 'guaranteed' Gregg Berhalter fallout would continue with Dortmund celebration, says Lalas
Gio Reyna 'guaranteed' the fallout from his mother's blackmail attempt on US World Cupcoach Gregg Berhalter would continue by celebrating with his fingers in his ears for Borussia Dortmund, says Alexi Lalas.
Berhalter was forced to publicly admit to kicking his now-wife Rosalind in the legs during a violent row back in 1991, having been threatened by a mystery blackmailer who approached US soccer threatening to 'take him down' with the information. It later emerged that the mother of USA international Reyna had informed the country's governing body about the incident in question.
Reyna, who represents Dortmund at club level, was heavily expected to be a central figure for USA at the recent Qatar World Cup, only to be used sparingly by Berhalter.
Danielle Reyna, fueled by frustration over her son's lack of action, therefore made a move that Berhalter insists was a clear attempt 'to bring about the end of my relationship with US Soccer'. He also admitted the 1991 incident was 'a shameful moment and one I regret to this day'.
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