Borussia Dortmund star Gio Reyna is called up for the first time for the American national team after the breakthrough of the first team in the Bundesliga club
- Gio Reyna only made his first debut last month in Borussia Dortmund
- He has appeared eight times, with all the bank’s performances
- The 17-year-old has been named in the American provisional team for Tokyo 2020
Borussia Dortmund teenager Gio Reyna looks forward to being called up for the US national team after being named in the provisional team for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Reyna made his first team debut for Dortmund on January 18 and has since played a role from the bench in the last six Bundesliga games and the victory over PSG in the Champions League.
The 17-year-old has been named in a provisional 50-man team for the Tokyo Games qualifying tournament and it is commonly reported that senior boss Gregg Berhalter will choose the attacking midfielder for his next team in March.
Gio Reyna might receive his first call for the US national team for next month’s friendly games
The teenager impressed Dortmund’s winter break training and made his debut shortly thereafter
The US has friendships with the Netherlands and Wales during the March international break and Reyna – the son of the former American captain Claudio Reyna – seems to be playing a role.
Reyna has already represented the US at youth level and is the leader of the party that came second in the CONCACAF championship under 17 in 2019.
But he has been named in the wider team for the qualifying tournament, which will be held in March and April in Mexico.
The rise of the 17-year-old under Lucien Favre this season is unexpected.
Reyna celebrates with competition winner Erling Haaland after Dortmund defeated PSG last week
By taking action against PSG on February 18, he became the third youngest player to appear in the Champions League knockout phase.
Reyna was born in England, in the period when his father played for Sunderland in the Premier League.
He hopes to play a role in the next Bundesliga match in Dortmund, because they want to put Bayern Munich in first place – they face Freiburg on Saturday and are four points behind in the weekend.