Stop me if you have actually heard this prior to: An American teen goes to Borussia Dortmund and rapidly makes a name for himself in the Bundesliga.
Such was the course of Christian Pulisic, who rapidly turned into one of the most popular homes in football after a remarkable stretch of play at Dortmund. Now it looks as though fellow U.S. international Giovanni Reyna might be following a comparable trajectory.
Reyna, 17, was among the youngest players called to Goal’s NxGn list of top 50 wonderkids, including players born in 2001 or later on. He can be found in at No. 23, an extremely reputable ranking for somebody who has actually just played 11 games at the senior level.
However when your first goal looks like this, the buzz tends to construct quite fast.
WHAT A GOAL
The #USMNT’s next star?
17- year-old Gio Reyna scored his first goal for Borussia Dortmund tonight
The youngest ever gamer to score in the DFB-Pokal pic.twitter.com/bWCl7q54 pu
— Goal (@goal) February 4,2020
That was simply Reyna’s 4th look for Dortmund. His debut versus Augsburg made him the youngest American to play in the Bundesliga, exceeding Pulisic. He likewise ended up being the youngest American ever to play in the Champions League, and he helped on Dortmund’s consent goal in its Round of 16 first leg versus PSG.
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Prior to signing up with the senior team, Reyna bagged 8 objectives in 15 looks for Dortmund’s U-19 team, consisting of 4 objectives in 4 looks in the UEFA Youth League.
The boy of former U.S. men’s national team standout Claudio Reyna has actually represented the U.S. approximately the U-17 level; he included in 3 games at the U-17 World Cup.
With his early success at Dortmund, it’s simple to see why the more youthful Reyna is drawing parallels to Pulisic, who is now starring at Chelsea. Fellow American international Tyler Adams, who likewise plays in the Bundesliga with RB Leipzig, compared the 2 together with 21- year-old Schalke standout/USMNT midfielder Weston McKennie.
” I believe his ease with the ball[makes him special] He’s a gamer that, personally, for me, you have players like Christian [Pulisic], you have players like Weston [McKennie], and after that you have players like Gio, who make whatever appearance simple,” Adams informed ESPN’s Herculez Gomez. “Those are the players that you simply enjoy having fun with since you can provide the ball in difficult areas, you understand he’s going to handle it, you understand he’s going to make things take place.
” He simply tackles hisbusiness He’s not troubled by anything.”
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Reyna might even have more possible than Pulisic, which is incredible thinking about former USMNT standout Eddie Johnson called Pulisic “the best American gamer that I have actually ever seen.”
” I believe his skill is comparable to Christian Pulisic, or perhaps a bit much better,” said former Borussia Dortmund assistant coach Jorg Heinrich. ” However we wish to keep him grounded since we have actually seen what takes place to a great deal of the young players.”
Pulisic didn’t fracture Goal’s list up until his final year of eligibility in 2017, though it’s possible his success has actually paved the method for Reyna and assisted him get even more buzz.
It’s reasonable to think about that Reyna may wind up being much better than Pulisic, however it’s likewise worth keeping in mind that nobody yet understands how excellent Pulisic will be. He’s still simply 21, young enough to make Lionel Messi’s top 15 “youth on the rise” list.
Whether you’re Team Pulisic or Team Reyna, the American Hooligans will simply more than happy that both players become part of Team U.S.A..