Giovanni Reyna has subbed off the pitch for the United States men’s national team early in Tuesday’s final pre-World Cup friendly.
The injury-haunted Borussia Dortmund winger made it just 30 minutes against Saudi Arabia, leaving a scoreless game to be replaced by FC Dallas winger Paul Arriola.
U.S. Soccer said the exit was unplanned, and Reyna appeared to put the ball out of play himself.
Reyna got a late start to the Bundesliga season after missing the USMNT’s entire summer through Injury.
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Still 19 until November, Reyna has 10 goals and 14 assists in 83 senior appearances for BVB. He missed four months near the start of last season’s Bundesliga campaign as well as the final month.
Reyna has four goals and an assist in 11 caps for the USMNT. Gregg Berhalter has mostly deployed the youngster at right wing, though he operated on the left against Japan. He’s split time between a right-sided attacking role and center attacking mid for Dortmund.
He’s a tremendous talent but at this point cannot be counted on to be available for November in Qatar. If healthy, Reyna is a lock for the World Cup roster. Unfortunately we won’t know his ability to contribute until we see him on the plane to the tournament.
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Giovanni Reyna exits USMNT friendly vs Saudi Arabia with apparent injury originally appeared on NBCSports.com