Giovanni “Gio” Reyna at Borussia Dortmund

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  1. Footsatt

    Footsatt Member+

    Apr 8, 2008
    Michigan
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    Although, I believe the player has the right to say no.
     
  2. BostonRed

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    Oct 9, 2011
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    Here's the rule:

    A player who due to injury or illness is unable to comply with a call-up from the association that he is eligible to represent on the basis of his nationality shall, if the association so requires, agree to undergo a medical examination by a doctor of that association’s choice. If the player so wishes, such medical examination shall take place on the territory of the association at which he is registered.
     
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  3. Bruce S

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    Sep 10, 1999
    of course!
     
  4. gomichigan24

    gomichigan24 Member+

    Jul 15, 2002
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    Manchester United FC
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    I mean I don’t think Renya or the US should pick a fight with Dortmund if he’s not fully the healthy. The question is more what to do in a situation where he’s fully recovered from the injury but he hasn’t played any matches with Dortmund and doesn’t have his fitness.
     
  5. Jazzy Altidore

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    Sep 2, 2009
    San Francisco
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    Los Angeles Galaxy
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    United States
    Any news on whether he’s training or the nature of the injury?
     
  6. gomichigan24

    gomichigan24 Member+

    Jul 15, 2002
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    This is the most recent update
    . Hopefully “a bit”means the following weekend’s game.
     
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  7. Cris 09

    Cris 09 Trololololo

    Nov 30, 2004
    Westfalenstadion
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    Borussia Dortmund
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    Germany
    Looks like Rose in playing a 4-4-2 diamond formation with mahlen and Haaland up top. Where do you guys see Reyna n this formation?
     
  8. Gorky

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    One of the side midfielders or the tip of the diamond
     
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  9. Bruce S

    Bruce S Member+

    Sep 10, 1999
    Or try him at one of the forward positions. He is still growing in strength as he matures.
     
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  10. Cris 09

    Cris 09 Trololololo

    Nov 30, 2004
    Westfalenstadion
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    Borussia Dortmund
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    Germany
    Yeah, I can see him as a support striker along side Haaland. i think Reus will stay in the top pf the diamond though.
     
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  11. Bruce S

    Bruce S Member+

    Sep 10, 1999
    #7211 Bruce S, Sep 19, 2021
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    I think of Reyna as similar to Reus
     
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  12. twoolley

    twoolley Member+

    Jan 3, 2008
    I think his versatility in this formation means he will see the field a lot. He can play alongside Bellingham, he can play in Reus’ spot or he can play next to Haaland which allows for he and Reus to change roles throughout the game.
     
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  13. gomichigan24

    gomichigan24 Member+

    Jul 15, 2002
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    Before he was hurt he’d been playing as one of the 8s alongside Bellingham
     
  14. golazo68

    golazo68 Member+

    Dortmund
    United States
    May 21, 2004
    Brazil
    Yes, Reus is blocking him from his best position. But Reus could probably totally stink for months before they would replace him in that spot with Reyna, Reus is too big a club legend.

    Too bad for our boy, he will just have to wait.

    I believe at the beginning of last year he was in Reus' spot and he was super productive first few games... but then he got moved out of it.
     
  15. Jazzy Altidore

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    Sep 2, 2009
    San Francisco
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    Los Angeles Galaxy
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    United States
    Odd times where Reyna's thread has fallen to the fifth page. We spoiled.

    Any updates on his return?
     
  16. Excellency

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    Nov 4, 2011
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    No, I don't think so. Reuss plays well from the front which Haaland needs while Reyna plays best from a slightly recessed position - which Haaland also needs !

    Reyna will get better/consistent with more playing time.
     
  17. ebbro

    ebbro Member+

    Jun 10, 2005
    I haven't heard a date, but on US of Soccer today they said he won't be ready for October qualifiers. I think that was pretty much expected from the original timeline from BVB where they said he'd be out until after the next international window.
     
  18. Jazzy Altidore

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    Sep 2, 2009
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    Shit where did they say it
     
  19. ebbro

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    Jun 10, 2005
  20. Jazzy Altidore

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    Sep 2, 2009
    San Francisco
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  21. ebbro

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    Jun 10, 2005
    Not that I've heard. But if he doesn't play until the break I don't think he should come in.
     
  22. golazo68

    golazo68 Member+

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    May 21, 2004
    Brazil
    Pretty sure he played in Reus spot and played really well in 2 of 3 first games. But then he hit a major funk and they switched him to another position and put Reus
    back in his old position.

    Regardless, I still think it remains to be seen if Reyna is better as a forward playing midfielder or recessed. Yes, he passes well from deep but he also has a great shot and plays well in combination with Haaland near box so tough call. I am pretty convinced that winger is not at all his best position, but he is serviceable there.
     
  23. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore Member+

    Sep 2, 2009
    San Francisco
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    Los Angeles Galaxy
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    United States
    Sure I agree. I know there was hope he’d be ready last weekend but it didn’t happen.
     
  24. KALM

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    Oct 6, 2006
    Boston/Providence
    Marco Rose gave an update today saying that Reyna's still out for this week.

    https://www.ruhr24.de/bvb/bvb-erlin...e-aufstellung-borussia-dortmund-91004347.html

    “Julian Brandt trained fully yesterday. If that works again today, he is certainly an option for tomorrow evening. Gio [Reyna] will still be out. He's not back in team training yet. We have to look at Erling Haaland and Marco Reus. It will certainly be tight for both of them."
     
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  25. gomichigan24

    gomichigan24 Member+

    Jul 15, 2002
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    Manchester United FC
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    United States
    If he’s not back for team training yet, it doesn’t sound like there’s any chance he’ll be available this window.
     
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