Gio Reyna Called Up to U.S. Men’s National Team Roster for Friendlies Against Germany and Ghana
In an exciting development for U.S. soccer fans, Borussia Dortmund attacker Gio Reyna has been called up to the U.S. men’s national team roster for the upcoming friendlies against Germany and Ghana. This marks the first time that Reyna will be working with manager Gregg Berhalter since a public feud between their families earlier this year.
The feud between Reyna and Berhalter started when Reyna expressed his dissatisfaction with his lack of playing time at the 2022 World Cup. Allegations of poor behavior on Reyna’s part further fueled the tensions. In response, Reyna’s mother disclosed a domestic violence incident involving Berhalter and his wife, which led to an investigation by U.S. Soccer.
The investigation eventually cleared Berhalter, allowing him to be rehired as the team’s manager. However, rebuilding the relationship between Reyna and Berhalter will take time. The first step in the process was a Zoom call between the two, as confirmed by Berhalter. The hope is that with time, the bond between the two will fully mend.
Reyna has not played for club or country since suffering a leg injury in the Concacaf Nations League final. His return to the national team roster is eagerly awaited by fans who have witnessed his impressive performances on the field.
Joining Reyna in the roster are familiar names such as Christian Pulisic and Weston McKennie, alongside up-and-coming talents like Yunus Musah and Tim Weah. However, the camp will be missing Tyler Adams, who is dealing with a recurrence of a hamstring injury. This provides an opportunity for other midfielders to step up and showcase their skills.
The upcoming friendlies against Germany and Ghana are an important part of the team’s preparations for the 2026 World Cup. The U.S. team will be looking to continue building towards success in the tournament. The roster selection reflects the team’s long-term strategic approach and the desire to maintain continuity as much as possible.
In a notable addition, Lennard Maloney, a player with dual German and U.S. citizenship, received his first call-up to the national team. This highlights the team’s commitment to including players from diverse backgrounds.
The U.S. has a 4-7-0 record against Germany, but has emerged victorious in two of their last three meetings. Against Ghana, the team’s record stands at 2-2-0.
Excitement is building among fans as they eagerly anticipate the performance of the U.S. men’s national team. With players from various clubs and leagues, including the Bundesliga, Serie A, and the English Premier League, the team appears poised for success in the friendlies against Germany and Ghana.
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