Dortmund’s Giovanni Reyna celebrates scoring his facet’s fourth aim in the course of the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and FC Augsburg in Dortmund, Germany, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023. (AP Picture/Martin Meissner)
Claudio Reyna was moved out of his management function as sporting director of Austin FC on Thursday, the newest job change that adopted the Reyna household’s spat with U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter.
The 49-year-old Reyna was shifted to a title of technical adviser. The previous U.S captain had led the Main League Soccer crew since 2019 and thru its first two seasons on the sector in 2021 and 2022.
Austin head coach Josh Wolff would be the membership’s chief soccer officer on an interim foundation, the crew mentioned. Director of participant personnel Sean Rubio shall be interim sporting director.
Earlier Thursday, the U.S. Soccer Federation mentioned sporting director Earnie Stewart was resigning to take a job with PSV Eindhoven and normal supervisor Brian McBride additionally was quitting.
Berhalter, whose contract expired Dec. 31, is underneath investigation by a USSF legislation agency for a home violence incident in 1991, and Anthony Hudson took over as interim coach. The us mentioned it anticipated Hudson to stay within the function till late summer time.
Austin membership officers declined additional touch upon Reyna’s job change and whether or not it was associated to the household dispute.
“We’re grateful for Claudio’s contributions to each our membership and our group,” Austin majority proprietor and chief government officer Anthony Precourt mentioned in a press release. “Claudio has been dedicated to the reason for constructing a membership that evokes Austin, and he’ll stay ready to contribute to our group.”
Reyna mentioned he is trying ahead to “a much less all-consuming work tempo that also permits me to help ongoing membership growth.”
Following the Individuals’ spherical of 16 elimination towards the Netherlands on the World Cup on Dec. 3, Berhalter instructed a administration convention in New York he practically despatched a participant house from Qatar for lack of hustle in coaching. The remarks clearly have been about 20-year-old Gio Reyna, a son of Claudio Reyna and former ladies’s participant Danielle Egan Reyna.
The Reyna dad and mom complained to Stewart and McBride about their son’s lack of taking part in time in Qatar, the place he was restricted to a pair of substitute appearances.
Danielle Reyna notified Stewart of a 1991 incident by which Berhalter kicked a girl who later grew to become his spouse, Rosalind Santana Berhalter, who was Danielle’s school roommate. The us employed the legislation agency Alston & Hen to analyze in a probe that’s ongoing.
Claudio Reyna made 112 worldwide appearances from 1994 to 2006 and captained the U.S. at two World Cups. He grew to become sporting director of New York Metropolis FC in 2013 and held the function till leaving for Austin in November 2019.
After ending final within the Western Convention in 2021, Austin superior to the convention last final season, dropping to eventual MLS champion Los Angeles FC.
Gio Reyna, among the many high younger American gamers, didn’t play within the Individuals’ World Cup opener towards Wales in November, then performed eight minutes towards England. He was held out of the match towards Iran, then entered at first of the second half towards the Dutch.
In his first two matches because the World Cup, he scored late profitable targets for Borussia Dortmund towards Augsburg on Sunday and versus Mainz on Wednesday. Throughout each aim celebrations, he gestured together with his arms over his ears in an obvious try to say he was tuning out the controversy.
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