USMNT Head Coach Gregg Berhalter Encourages Gio Reyna to Find a New Club

USMNT Head coach Gregg Berhalter at Brooklyn Steel in November 2022
USMNT Head coach Gregg Berhalter at Brooklyn Steel in November 2022. Photo by Lev Radin/Pacific Press/Shutterstock (13618222q)

United States men’s national team head coach Gregg Berhalter would like to see midfielder Gio Reyna find a new club and get regular playing time sooner rather than later.

Reportedly, Reyna is unhappy with the lack of playing time with Bundesliga’s Borussia Dortmund and is determined leave in January. Borussia also wouldn’t mind seeing him go but would like it to be a permanent transfer.

When asked about Reyna’s situation ahead of the international friendly against Slovakia, Berhalter said that he understands the 21-year-old player’s desire to play more and encouraged him in his search for a change of scenery.

“I think that any professional who is competitive wants to be on the field, and this is a case where Gio hasn’t been getting the game time that he wants and potentially looking for alternate options, and that’s completely understandable,” said Berhalter. “So, we support him and his quest to get on the field regularly and are looking forward to the outcome of that.”

Gio Reyna was featured in nine games this season and made one start in the Bundesliga. What’s even more telling about his status with Borussia is that he spent only 238 minutes on the pitch.

Despite not showing much this season, Reyna doesn’t lack suitors. A number of European clubs are reportedly interested in his services, including Ligue 1’s Marseille and Monaco, La Liga’s Sevilla and Villarreal, and Portugal’s Benfica.