Former USMNT player Eric Wynalda implicated in battery report, caught on camera in altercation

Former US Men’s National Team soccer star, Eric Wynalda, has found himself embroiled in a controversy after being named in a battery report involving a teenager. However, Wynalda has vehemently denied the claims, dismissing them as false.

According to a report obtained by TMZ from the Vegas police, the incident occurred while Wynalda was coaching his son’s club team during a recent tournament. Allegedly, Wynalda engaged in a verbal altercation with a player from the opposing team, during which he was accused of using derogatory language towards the teenager.

The player informed law enforcement that Wynalda had called him a derogatory term, insulted his mother, and engaged in a heated exchange. The situation escalated when the player allegedly shoved Wynalda, leading to a physical altercation between the two sides. The teenager claims to have sustained scratches during the altercation, although he was unsure of their origin.

Following the incident, a parent from the team involved contacted 911 to report the altercation to authorities. TMZ has obtained video footage of the alleged incident, which purportedly shows how the altercation began after an opposing player committed a hard foul against Wynalda’s son.

Despite the provocation, sources close to Wynalda state that he maintained composure throughout the incident and did not physically assault anyone, contrary to the allegations outlined in the battery report. The video footage is reported to support the assertion that Wynalda acted calmly during the confrontation.

Wynalda, a prominent figure in the U.S. soccer landscape, enjoyed a successful career both domestically and internationally, playing for nearly two decades and representing the United States Men’s National Team with distinction. Throughout his career, Wynalda scored 34 goals in 106 appearances for the national team between 1990 and 2000.

In response to the unfolding situation, inquiries were made to Wynalda’s representative for a comment on the matter, to which a response was declined. The controversy surrounding Wynalda serves as a reminder of the challenges and scrutiny that public figures face, even after their professional careers have concluded.