Giovanni “Gio” Reyna at Borussia Dortmund

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  1. 60611

    60611 Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    Chicago
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    Gio was integral in a 3rd goal by Guerreiro. Hockey assist after good defensive work / dribbling in tight space along the touch line.

    Promising sign that he’s going > 45 with such a strong Dortmund line up.
     
  2. FirstStar

    FirstStar Hustlin' for the USA

    Feb 1, 2005
    Time's Arrow
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wow. All of a sudden there was an acre of open space right in front of the goal. Props to Gio for running into it, demanding the ball and then finishing.
     
  3. 60611

    60611 Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    Chicago
    And a relatively simple assist by Gio on a cracker by Fuhrich.

    subbed out at 70 minutes.
     
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  4. frankburgers

    frankburgers Member+

    May 31, 2016
    If he plays at any point in their next few matches, he will be the fourth youngest bundesliga player of all time. And it certainly looks like they plan on using him.
     
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  5. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

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  6. mace

    mace Member

    Indy 11
    United States
    Jun 5, 2004
    USA
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Nice little game. It is on YouTube if you want to watch a replay.

    Really great to see Gio out there with mostly other regular starters.

     
  7. Pegasus

    Pegasus Member+

    Apr 20, 1999
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I just want to point out what a good friend to the US and pretty low level ego Reus is. He's helped and accepted Pulisic and now Reyna while not big timing them. He was giving some advice after Reyna's goal and looking back he was making a run up the middle. What works in a scrimmage may not against RBL and Bayern.
     
  8. glutton4Bolts

    glutton4Bolts Member+

    Chelsea
    United States
    Mar 18, 2019
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Rep. Thanks for posting.

    Although he made more mistakes in this appearance it is clear that he is a difference-maker. He just has to adjust to how quickly the defenders will be on him at this level. 70 minutes in this one. Who knows? Maybe he will be on the bench this Spring.?.?
     
  9. glutton4Bolts

    glutton4Bolts Member+

    Chelsea
    United States
    Mar 18, 2019
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Reus is the heart and soul of the team. Quality person and fantastic footballer.
     
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  10. WheezingUSASupport

    Dortmund
    United States
    Aug 28, 2017
    So probably won’t be an option off the bench in the next few games?
     
  11. glutton4Bolts

    glutton4Bolts Member+

    Chelsea
    United States
    Mar 18, 2019
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I used the term "Spring" to signify the 2nd half of the season. Honestly, I have no idea what is going to happen. He doesn't really have anything left to prove at the Youth Level... which is saying a lot at his age... but the roster is chalk-full of offensive weapons. Just gotta hope he has impressed enough.
     
  12. DMTerp02

    DMTerp02 Member+

    Jun 2, 2007
    Annapolis, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He's played in both of the friendlies that also featured BVB's usual starters and better players, and given these aren't big money preseason friendlies in the US, I'd consider that a more significant than not. They have a game to get ready for next weekend.

    I think we're going to see him in the ruckrunde.
     
  13. mace

    mace Member

    Indy 11
    United States
    Jun 5, 2004
    USA
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I too think we'll see him. Both of these friendly appearances were up top. I think he's listed as a midfielder with the U19s. So, a guy like Rashl (german youth who has been riding the bench last fall) will be less of an overlap for Gio. Plus, a young, inexperienced forward is more likely to get playing time in BL games because of less D liability (as opposed to a mid-fielder or defender). So, I'd say in one of BVB's blowout games he gets some looks. Sooner rather than later IMHO.

    I don't think just because of the goal but because he shows well. In that other friendly he was pulled down multiple times because he was getting into dangerous situations (from the opponent's perspective). This latest game I'll admit I didn't watch too close...need to watch the first half again.
     
  14. twoolley

    twoolley Member

    Jan 3, 2008
    1216052248817668096 is not a valid tweet id
     
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  15. kba4life1

    kba4life1 Member+

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    Irvine, CA
    BVB’s first 3 games are against Augsburg, Köln, and Union Berlin...fairly cupcakey. Hopefully Gio can get some PT
     
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  16. dougtee

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  17. frankburgers

    frankburgers Member+

    May 31, 2016
    Sancho. Haaland. Gio.
    That would be pretty awesome to see this front three.
     
  18. Scotty

    Scotty Member+

    Dec 15, 1999
    Campania
    The article is behind a paywall, unfortunately:

    https://www.ruhrnachrichten.de/bvb/...eme-im-aufbauspiel-eklatant-plus-1488614.html
     
  19. kruck

    kruck Member+

    Jan 12, 2008
    Houston, TX
    Club:
    SV Werder Bremen
    considering I don’t speak German my expectations are still tempered
     
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  20. Dirt McGirt

    Dirt McGirt Member+

    Jun 20, 2005
    Phoenix, AZ
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hit that translate tweet link at the bottom. Basically it says Gio was the big winner of training camp.
     
  21. wrench

    wrench Member+

    May 12, 2007
    NYC
    Club:
    Arsenal FC

    I am very excited to see this. Not only because of our boy, but I like to watch Dortmund. They play attractive football and these three fit the mold. So, it's a win-win. Goi excels and Dortmund entertains me. After all, it's all about me.
     
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  22. Scotty

    Scotty Member+

    Dec 15, 1999
    Campania
  23. WheezingUSASupport

    Dortmund
    United States
    Aug 28, 2017
    Nothing really here. Has a pic of Gio but just mentions a couple players who are hurt.
     
  24. naopon

    naopon Member+

    Jan 2, 2007
    California
    Club:
    Kawasaki Frontale
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
     
  25. glutton4Bolts

    glutton4Bolts Member+

    Chelsea
    United States
    Mar 18, 2019
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yup... Transfermarkt has him officially joining the 1st team on 1/12/20:

    https://www.transfermarkt.us/giovanni-reyna/profil/spieler/504215

    Wild... just turned 17 and going to be part of a Bundesliga title race for the time being... really hoping he gets some playing time and the move is permanent. He really looked like a full BVB player during the friendlies... both skill-wise and with respect to his size. The fact that he doesn't weigh next to nothing should help him take the physical nature of the top league. Just super geeked. Adams is back and Gio could get some minutes soon. Awesome.
     

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