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'I wish I could take it back': Ex-USMNT player Eric Wynalda issues groveling apology for claiming Gregg Berhalter asked Gio Reyna to LIE about injury... as he now claims he 'didn't mean to say it' - and reveals youngster WILL play against Iran today

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Former USA international Eric Wynalda has quickly backtracked on his claims that Gregg Berhalter asked Gio Reyna to lie about being injured, now insisting he 'didn't mean to say' it and apologizing to those involved.

Wynalda - who played in three World Cups - claimed last week that Reyna, 20, had fallen out with the USA coach after refusing to lie about being injured for the Wales game, a statement that was strongly refuted by Berhalter himself.

Speaking at his press conference, the America boss stated: 'That's just not who I am. That's not what I represent. So if you have to take my word or Eric's word, feel free. But I know what happened. That's not what I represent.'

And just hours later, Wynalda himself poured more cold water on his own claims, also revealing that he has reached out to Berhalter to apologize personally. 

Gio Reyna has been training alongside teammates ahead of the USA's crunch game with Iran

Gio Reyna has been training alongside teammates ahead of the USA's crunch game with Iran

Gregg Berhalter quickly shut down claims he had lied over the Dortmund winger's injury

Gregg Berhalter quickly shut down claims he had lied over the Dortmund winger's injury

'The first thing I need to clear up... it's simply been two dads talking about a kid. [Claudio Reyna] text messaging [Gregg Berhalter] saying, "man I really wish we could see the kid [Gio Reyna] on the field, I really hope he can get some more time," he said on SiriusXMFC. 

'That's it, if anyone is putting the two together as if I'm getting

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