USMNT is playing an international game again after almost a year and one of the main attractions is the debut of Giovanni Reyna. The Borussia Dortmund player could make his debut against Wales without having turned 17. For this reason, coach Berhalter compared him with his father Claudio Reyna and enthused all the fans.
Coach Berhalter knows Claudio Reyna, Gio's father, very well, as he shared several moments in his playing career. That is why he was encouraged to make a comparison between both Reyna and what he said was that he is surprised to see how Gio moves inside the soccer field. When he sees him play he reminds him a bit of his father.
Another of the virtues that both Claudio Reyna and Gio Reyna share according to Berthalter is that they are both very competitive. Berhalter remembers Claudio Reyna's attitude when he played for USMNT and the quality of a leader he was. Giovanni at 17 is already beginning to show that he wants to be the best player in the world and that he works for that every day.
The USMN match against Wales will be very important for Berhalter as he will be able to see how a player as young as Gio Reyna performs on a national team. Playing for Borussia Dortmund who trains with the same teammates every day is not the same as going to a team where they only see each other 4 or 5 times a year.