MIAMI (AFP) – United States (US) defender Tim Ream said on Tuesday Gio Reyna has been welcomed back into the fold by team-mates despite the acrimonious feud that erupted following the World Cup.
The US squad are training in Florida this week ahead of the team’s CONCACAF Nations League game in Grenada tomorrow, the squad’s first competitive fixture since they exited in the last 16 in Qatar.
The months since the World Cup have been dogged by a welter of revelations detailing tensions between Reyna and his family and former coach Gregg Berhalter.
Berhalter’s contract expired after the World Cup, and US Soccer say a decision on whether he will be re-hired or replaced will not be made until later this year.
Speaking to journalists on Tuesday, Ream said Borussia Dortmund star Reyna had impressed US team-mates with his work ethic in training in Florida and that the squad was keen to leave the controversy behind.