USMNT abroad: Gio Reyna and Chris Richards dish out the assists

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The Bundesliga duo of Gio Reyna and Chris Richards highlighted USMNT players abroad

A fantastic performance from Gio Reyna helped lift Borussia Dortmund to a 4-0 victory over Freiburg. The 17-year-old American registered three assists in the win and was one of the best players on the pitch. His precision passing was on full display as he fed the ball to Dortmund’s star striker Erling Braut Haaland on two occasions. His third assist came off a set-piece as he delivered a perfect ball to Emre Can from a corner kick.

This performance from Reyna is yet another indication he is ready to make the jump to the USMNT. He is in very good form and is only improving during his time at Dortmund. The time has to be drawing near for when he makes his USMNT debut. Reyna is a future star in the making.

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Chris Richards made his first career start for Bayern Munich when they faced Hertha Berlin on Sunday. The 20-year-old former FC Dallas academy player registered an assist in Bayern’s 4-3 victory. He set up one of Robert Lewandowski‘s four goals in the match. Richards has been involved in three of Bayern’s last five matches.

Sergino Dest debut and Christian Pulisic is back

It was a historic moment for Sergino Dest as he entered as a substitute in Barcelona’s 1-1 draw against Sevilla. He becomes the first USMNT player to feature for Barcelona’s senior team in a La Liga match. Dest has recently joined Barcelona on a five-year deal and will have many more appearances ahead of him for the Spanish club.

Christian Pulisic was back in action for Chelsea for the first time since leaving the FA Cup final with an injury. The 22-year-old entered in the 83rd minute of Chelsea’s 4-0 victory over Crystal Palace on Saturday. Pulisic and Chelsea will now enter the October international break with their next match slated for Oct. 17.

Other notable performances

Tim Ream and Antonee Robinson were both in the starting XI for Fulham in their match against Wolves. This was the first Premier League start for Robinson since joining Fulham. In the end, it would finish in a 1-0 victory for Wolves.

John Brooks played the entire match for Wolfsburg in their scoreless draw with Augsburg. Brooks produced two shots and three interceptions in the stalemate. Elsewhere in the Bundesliga, Josh Sargent played 81 minutes for Werder Bremen in their 1-0 victory over Arminia Bielefeld. Eintracht Frankfurt’s Timothy Chandler made a brief appearance in their 2-1 win over Hoffenheim.

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Andrija Novakovich was on the scoresheet for Frosinone in their 2-0 win over Venezia. It was the first goal of the season for Novakovich who scored four goals in 33 Serie B appearances last season. In France’s second division Nicholas Gioacchini scored the match-winner for Caen as they defeated Amiens 1-0.