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Why did Giovanni Reyna choose the USMNT over other more successful national teams

Giovanni Reyna is one of the young promises in the world of football. The player from the United States hides a curious story according to his nationality.

Giovanni Reyna
Giovanni Reyna

Giovanni Reyna is the name of the pearl that Borussia Dortmund has. Category 2002, originally from Sunderland, England. On January 18, 2020 he made his debut with the German team's first team for the Bundesliga and on February 4 was his scoring debut with the Borussia shirt for the German Cup.

Now, his talent is already more than clear reason for us to dedicate a note to him. However, the curiosity does not end there, if not that he could have chosen to represent 4 different teams: United States (the one that finally chose), England, Argentina and Portugal. Why?

The point is that his grandfather is of Argentine nationality. Miguel Reyna is his name and he had a time in the lower ranks of Independiente de Avellaneda and played in the First Division of Los Andes. England, since he was born there, the United States by the nationality of his father and mother, and the last country is Portugal. Yes, because her maternal grandmother is a native of the Portuguese country.

Giovanni Reyna: What is his position on the pitch?

Giovanni reyna He was trained as a player in the New York City of the MLS, and the summer of 2020 came to the German aurinegros. Since then, he has played as an attacking midfielder for Borussia Dortmund's first team, and the United States team.

Giovanni Reyna: What was his first goal as a professional?

His first goal as a professional was in Borussia Dortmund vs Werder Bremen. The then number "32" received a pass from Julian Brandt and began to leave players of the opposing team on the road. To be more precise, he passed between three Bremen footballers and barely stepped on the edge of the large area, he settled for his right leg and finished off with the inside of his boot. The ball rose and took a spinning spin to dive right into Jiri Pavlenka's left corner.

Giovanni Reyna: How many games did he play for the USMNT?

Giovanni Reyna was summoned for the United States national team, for the first time in 2020. Since then, and without interruption in each call, he defended the colors of the North American country on 9 occasions, and scored 4 goals.

Giovanni Reyna: Highlights

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