USMNT abroad: Reyna’s goal and McKennie’s debut grab the headlines

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Gio Reyna and Weston McKennie grabbed all the headlines abroad

It was a busy weekend for the USMNT players in Europe. Giovanni Reyna scored for Borussia Dortmund in one of the big highlights from the weekend of action. The 17-year-old registered his first-ever Bundesliga goal and drew a penalty kick in the 3-0 victory over Borussia Mönchengladbach. Reyna had scored earlier in the week during the DFB-Pokal win over Duisburg. Overall, it was a very impressive week from the USMNT rising star.

The goal scored by Reyna sees him become the second-youngest American player to score a goal in the German top flight. Current Chelsea player Christian Pulisic is the youngest. There’s no doubt Reyna is on a path to a very good start to his career at Dortmund. He will continue to be a top player to watch as the season continues in Europe.

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In Italy, Juventus’ new signing Weston McKennie made his debut for the Serie A club. He played the entire match and almost scored as well. He looked to be right at home with Juventus and helped contribute to the 3-0 victory over Sampdoria. It will be exciting to see what’s ahead for McKennie in the season to come with Juventus.

Bundesliga season begins

There were a host of other USMNT players involved in the opening weekend action in the Bundesliga. Tyler Adams started for RB Leipzig and completed 95% of passes in the 3-1 win over Mainz.

Striker Josh Sargent started for Werder Bremen against Hertha Berlin and produced one shot on goal in the 4-1 loss. John Brooks got the start and played all 90 minutes for Wolfsburg in their scoreless draw with Bayer Leverkusen. Bayern Munich’s Chris Richards entered in the second half of the 8-0 victory over Schalke.

Other notable performances

Emmanuel Sabbi scored for Odense Boldklub in a 1-1 draw with Nordsjælland in the Danish Superliga. It was his first goal of the season for Odense Boldklub.

Timothy Weah made a brief appearance for Lille in their 1-1 draw with Marseille. He produced one shot after entering in the 78th minute to replace Jonathan David.

Tyler Boyd played all 90 minutes for Beşiktaş in a 1-1 draw with Antalyaspor in the Turkish Super Lig.

Sergino Dest entered in the 79th minute for Ajax in their 3-0 victory over RKC Waalwijk. It’s unclear how much longer Dest will remain at Ajax as he has been linked to clubs such as Bayern Munich and Barcelona this week.

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Luca de la Torre was in the starting XI for Heracles Almelo’s in their 4-1 defeat to Willem II. He played 58 minutes in the Dutch Eredivisie match.

Julian Green played all 90 minutes in Greuther Furth’s first match of the 2. Bundesliga season. The match ended in 1-1 draw against Osnabruck.

Reggie Cannon played all 90 minutes of Boavista’s 3-3 draw with Nacional in their opening match of the Portuguese Primeira Liga.