Giovanni “Gio” Reyna at Borussia Dortmund

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  1. WheezingUSASupport

    Dortmund
    United States
    Aug 28, 2017
    If he makes a debut and does alright this will more than make up for Pulisic’s frustration earlier today and missing Adams for so long.

    Sorry Stephen but we need you to let in one more to get Reyna off the bench.
     
  2. ebbro

    ebbro Member+

    Jun 10, 2005
    Thank you Steffen!!!
     
  3. hype25

    hype25 Member

    Jul 17, 2016
    3-0 now in the 65th....with BVB's fixture congestion w/ the Cup and Champions League the 2nd half of the season it wouldn't be a bad idea to get him some minutes
     
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  4. ebbro

    ebbro Member+

    Jun 10, 2005
    C'mon Favre.
     
  5. eliwood

    eliwood Member

    Jul 25, 2016
    4-0 would be the perfect time to get his feet wet
     
  6. ebbro

    ebbro Member+

    Jun 10, 2005
    Booooooooooooooo.
     
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  7. WheezingUSASupport

    Dortmund
    United States
    Aug 28, 2017
    Yea cmon what was the point of bringing him on the bench?
     
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  8. Hobo

    Hobo Member+

    Apr 29, 2007
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    Favre, you coward!!!
     
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  9. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
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    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    If you aren't going to play a kid in a 5-0 game to make his debut, you might as well leave the bench spot open.

    Interested to see how this plays out though. Even with his good performances, I really didn't expect to see him near the first team this season.
     
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  10. kba4life1

    kba4life1 Member+

    Jul 14, 2010
    Irvine, CA
    Is Brunn Larsen injured?
     
  11. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

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    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
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    Knee issues, but he wasn't playing before those arose. He only has 114 minutes this season.
     
  12. WheezingUSASupport

    Dortmund
    United States
    Aug 28, 2017
    Yea maybe they were just thinking of having him see the bench just to take in some of the experience, I don’t know.

    I hope it’s a sign that he comes off the bench against Mainz.
     
  13. naopon

    naopon Member+

    Jan 2, 2007
    California
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    Kawasaki Frontale
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    United States
    I guess Balerdi and Morey are ahead of Gio in line for token debuts as well as contributing materially.
     
  14. hype25

    hype25 Member

    Jul 17, 2016
    Morey wasn't subbed in it appears, only Balerdi for Picszeck on the back line and Gotze and Dahoud.
     
  15. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore Member+

    Sep 2, 2009
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    To give him the experience of suiting up with the first team on the game day roster. He prepares and warms up with the team. He sits on the bench and soaks in the atmosphere. It is all part of the process for integrating a youth player.
     
  16. WheezingUSASupport

    Dortmund
    United States
    Aug 28, 2017
    Yup was thinking the same thing.


    Didn’t think they’d do it given that he misses a week of playing with the U19’s. If he trains with the first team we should be good. Just impatience here.
     
  17. kba4life1

    kba4life1 Member+

    Jul 14, 2010
    Irvine, CA
    It probably makes a bit more sense as the BVB u19’s should be playing mid week in the youth Champions League game, so Gio will presumably get the start there.
     
  18. Scotty

    Scotty Member+

    Dec 15, 1999
    Campania
    The recent BBC piece noted the same similarity:

    He carries the ball quickly, but in a style closer to one of his favourite players, Kaka, than his compatriot Pulisic.
     
  19. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore Member+

    Sep 2, 2009
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If you want to give the player the experience, you give it to them, U19 games be damned.

    However we shouldn't get too jazzed about this. Sometimes clubs dangle sitting on the bench to youth players simply to motivate them and the rest of the youth academy. Sometimes it is used to reward youth players who have been good club citizens, even if the club has no intention of ever actually using the player. Sometimes it is used even for players to be terminated if only to help the player market himself to other squads.

    Now I think is clear that BVB does have big plans for Gio, but still a single bench appearance doesn't mean, for example, he makes the bench again next week or even this season.
     
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  20. DMTerp02

    DMTerp02 Member+

    Jun 2, 2007
    Annapolis, MD
    Club:
    DC United
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    United States
    Hopefully it's a sign that he'll be with the first team over the winter break and will have a real shot at breaking through in the new year.
     
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  21. justinpaul10

    justinpaul10 Member+

    Sep 2, 2013
    I get the sense that having a youth prodigy is so much a part of Dortmund’s DNA that it is in their vested interest to always have the next Gotze, Sancho, Dembele, Pulisic on tap. As Reyna is the top academy prospect (with no controversy) it’s his turn. Not saying that it doesn’t mean anything, Obviously they rate him extremely highly and probably think he is the next Pulisic but it feels practiced to an extent.
     
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  22. mace

    mace Member

    Indy 11
    United States
    Jun 5, 2004
    USA
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think we should be jazzed. If he's no longer on the U19's then, So What? This bench appearance is Confirmation that he's hit the big time. Maybe he'll end up going the route of Christian "All Blues" Pulisic.
     
  23. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore Member+

    Sep 2, 2009
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Is he actually the top prospect with no controversy? Don't they have an African kid banging in like 2 goals a game?
     
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  24. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    I would be racking up the assists with a teammate like that! :)
     
  25. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    I think the "controversy" is whether Moukoko is actually 15 years old.

    I'm not endorsing that view, just clarifying what I think was meant.
     
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