Amid his emergence as one of the most exciting prospects in world football, it has not gone unnoticed that Giovanni Reyna could choose to represent England at international level.
The Athletic has learnt of the steps being taken by the English Football Association to potentially bring him under their flag in the future.. He has turned out for USA in junior age groups — ironically netting the winner against England in the prestigious Torneo delle Nazioni final two years ago — and is also eligible to wear the colours of Portugal and Argentina via grandparents, which may produce a four-way tussle for his services.
Reyna... is now on a priority list of around 25 players the [English] FA is paying particular attention to. That involves a more advanced screening process thought to have seen him scouted in person on about 15 occasions and by video in the region of 30 times.
i dont think england really had a chance, their own passport rules are complex and i think difficult to obtain one with no british ties. if anything portugal has better shot since passport is there already, im sure aregentina wanted him too but their FA is a mess so i dont see anything happening there.The player will cap tie himself to the US. Good on the FA for doing their due diligence. But it’s not happening
meh makes sense, its probably better for him being in first team for friendlies.
Got a run out today. Looked OK, not great. Ball didn't find him much. They miss all of Haaland's hold up and runs when he is out. Drew a free kick though
Sure, but training compensation would have been nice. Maybe $250K in GAM or something?And a pretty assist on their first goal.
Think it's pretty obvious that Gio was never going to be an MLS player, that going to one of the biggest leagues in the world was the right move for his development, and that any criticism of Claudio for how that went down is misplaced. Hopefully it's not the reason for his departure from the club. If it was, that's a needlessly terrible decision.