Amid controversy, Claudio Reyna has resigned because the sporting director of Austin FC however will proceed serving as a technical adviser, the membership introduced on Thursday. The transition will see head coach Josh Wolff function the membership’s chief soccer officer whereas Sean Rubio would be the interim sporting director till a call is made on the place the crew goes.
After Reyna and his spouse, Danielle, introduced home violence allegations to the eye of U.S. Soccer relating to former United States males’s nationwide crew head coach Gregg Berhalter in retaliation for his or her son barely taking part in within the World Cup, it was puzzled if there could be fallout for Reyna’s present place. However with him stepping down, the crew will get to maneuver on on their very own phrases after the crew’s second season in MLS, making it to the final 4 and almost to MLS Cup.
The investigations by U.S. Soccer into each Berhalter and “potential inappropriate habits in direction of a number of members of our workers by people outdoors of our group” are nonetheless ongoing however it will’ve been laborious for Reyna to proceed in his position with Austin whereas issues are looming, particularly with the MLS season kicking off in underneath a month.
“We’re grateful for Claudio’s contributions to each our membership and our group,” stated Austin FC Majority Proprietor and Chief Government Officer, Anthony Precourt. “Claudio has been dedicated to the reason for constructing a membership that conjures up Austin, and he’ll stay ready to contribute to our group.”
Reyna has been with the membership since 2019 and was concerned with their launch after additionally main New York Metropolis FC as their first worker in 2013. A rising director within the league, it will likely be attention-grabbing to see if Reyna will get one other shot earlier than lengthy or if the off-the-pitch distractions forestall that from taking place.