Eric Wynalda Named in Battery Report After Altercation at Son's Game

Eric Wynalda, a former US Men's National Team soccer star, was named in a battery report after an altercation with a teenager at his son's club team game in Las Vegas. The incident began after Wynalda's son was forced off the field due to a bad tackle, leading to an exchange of words and a physical confrontation.

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Eric Wynalda Named in Battery Report After Altercation at Son's Game

Eric Wynalda Named in Battery Report After Altercation at Son's Game

Former United States Men's National Team soccer star Eric Wynalda has been named in a battery report following an altercation with a teenager at his son's club team game in Las Vegas. The incident reportedly began after Wynalda's son was forced off the field due to a bad tackle.

According to a Las Vegas police report obtained by TMZ, the 54-year-old Wynalda, who was coaching his son's team, allegedly exchanged words with a player on the opposing team. The teenager claimed that Wynalda called him a "bitch," insulted his mother, and more.

The situation escalated when the teenager and Wynalda got face-to-face. The teenager alleged that he ended up shoving Wynalda, leading to a fight breaking out between the two teams. During the altercation, the teenager claimed to have gotten scratched but was unsure if it was Wynalda or one of the players who caused the injury.

Video footage of the incident obtained by TMZ appears to show an opposing player committing a hard foul on Wynalda's son, sidelining him for the rest of the match. Opposition players can then be seen allegedly talking trash to Wynalda, who ignored them and wanted to continue the game. The video then shows a player approaching Wynalda and shoving him, while another player appears to throw a ball that hits the coach in the face.

Despite the battery report, sources close to Wynalda claim that he kept his cool during the incident and did not assault anyone. The video footage seems to support Wynalda's account of the events. However, a parent from the opposing team called 911 to report the altercation, leading to a police investigation.

Eric Wynalda is a legendary figure in US soccer, having played for almost two decades in the United States and abroad. He scored 34 goals in 106 appearances with the United States Men's National Team between 1990 and 2000, cementing his status as one of the country's greatest soccer players.

The incident at his son's club team game has put Wynalda, a father of six, in the spotlight. While he denies any wrongdoing, the altercation and subsequent battery report have raised questions about the events that transpired on the field. As the police investigation continues, Wynalda's representative has declined to comment on the matter.

Key Takeaways

  • Eric Wynalda, ex-USMNT star, named in battery report after altercation at son's soccer game.
  • Incident began after Wynalda's son was forced off field due to bad tackle.
  • Wynalda allegedly exchanged words with opposing player, leading to shoving and fight.
  • Video footage shows opposing player shoving Wynalda, who kept his cool.
  • Police investigation ongoing, Wynalda denies wrongdoing.