American teenager Giovanni Reyna has his first Bundesliga goal and it’s come on a big stage.
The Borussia Dortmund 17-year-old scored the first goal of his side’s season, at home against top four rivals Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday.
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Reyna, the son of USMNT legend Claudio Reyna, ran onto a slick feed from English teenager Jude Bellingham and belted a shot across goal and past Gladbach keeper Yan Sommer.
The attacking midfielder’s first half showed the trademark tidiness that earned the trust of Lucien Favre despite the teen still six weeks from his 18th birthday.
Reyna was a perfect 19-of-19 passing in the heart of the attack, making one key pass while winning two-of-five duels and drawing two fouls.
There’s nothing in the way of Reyna becoming one of the biggest names in CONCACAF and Dortmund is reveling in high-level youth with Erling Haaland, Bellingham, Reinier, and Jadon Sancho (for now) joining Reyna in creating energy and goals.
GIO REYNA GOAL!!
The 17-year-old American gets his first Bundesliga goal! pic.twitter.com/YpXoiIHX5c
— ESPN (@espn) September 19, 2020