Biography of USMNT player Gio Reyna who plays his club soccer for Borussia Dortmund.
Caps: 19 | Goals: 4
Already a breakout player with Borussia Dortmund, Reyna chose to move to Europe before he was old enough to sign a professional contract. That turned into a quick opportunity with a Borussia Dortmund setup already well connected with American players. Reyna was already familiar with the academy system, working his way up with NYCFC where his father former USMNT player Claudio was sporting director. Gio got his first game with Dortmund’s senior squad in January, 2020 and quickly became a regular starter including in the Champions League.
With Reyna a part of one of the most talented attacks in European club soccer, his potential is as high as any player in the USMNT pool. He won the US Soccer Young Male Player of the Year award in 2020.
Started in the Nations League game at Grenada on Mar 24 and against El Salvador on Mar 27. Started in the Nations League semifinal against Mexico on Jun 15 and the final against Canada on Jun 18. Named to the Concacaf Nations League finals Best XI.
Subbed on against Mexico on Mar 24, Panama on Mar 27, and Costa Rica on Mar 30. Started against Japan on Sep 23 and Saudi Arabia on Sep 27. Named to the World Cup squad on Nov 9, subbing on against England on Nov 25 and against the Netherlands on Dec 3.
Started against Jamaica on Mar 25. Started and scored against Northern Ireland on Mar 28. Started against Switzerland on May 30. Started in the Nations League semifinal against Honduras on Jun 3. Started and scored in the final against Mexico on Jun 6. Subbed on against Costa Rica on Jun 9 and converted a penalty. Started against El Salvador on Sep 2 in Concacaf World Cup qualifying.
Committing to the USMNT at the earliest opportunity, Reyna debuted against Wales on Nov 12. He started and scored against Panama on Nov 16.
Played in 22 games scoring seven goals for Borussia Dortmund, finishing 2nd.
Injuries limited his playing time to 10 games, scoring twice. Dortmund finished 2nd in the Bundesliga.
Became a regular with Borussia Dortmund, finishing 3rd in the Bundesliga and winning the DFB Pokal.
Debuting in January, Reyna made 15 appearances for Borussia Dortmund along with playing in two Champions League games.