FC Dallas: Juventus to wisely acquire Bryan Reynolds

FC Dallas forward Bryan Reynolds (14). Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
FC Dallas forward Bryan Reynolds (14). Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports /

It’s been a busy start to 2021 for FC Dallas. After sending six academy products to train with Bayern Munich for three weeks, another European powerhouse is on the verge of finalizing a deal with the club. 19-year old right back Bryan Reynolds is expected to sign with Serie A giants Juventus, as reported by Fabrizio Romano of CBS Sports.

For $7M, Reynolds will join the Old Lady but not before getting his first taste of Italian football with 10th place, Benevento. Following his brief spell with the Stregoni, Reynolds will head to Turin in the summer to unite with another FC Dallas alum and American Weston McKennie. Like McKennie, Reynolds will look to provide an immediate impact.

With 29-year old Danilo, 32-year old Juan Cuadrado, and less heralded Gianluca Frabotta currently the only right back options at the club; opportunities could come fast for the Forth Worth native. Several European clubs had been rumored to be interested in Reynolds, including fellow Serie A sides AS Roma and AC Milan and Ligue 1 club Marseille. Juventus, as usual, has bested its Italian competition to the prize.

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The young fullback is coming off his first season with substantial time with the senior team. Following Reggie Cannon’s departure to Boavista, the right back spot became Reynolds.

In 1,267 minutes, the young talent registered three assists, displayed quality passing, and provided solid defense for a Dallas squad that made it to the conference semi-finals.

In 2016 Reynolds became the club record for the youngest homegrown player signed, and the accolades keep coming. Reynolds cleaned up the FC Dallas team awards following the 2020 campaign, taking home Most Valuable Player, Breakout Player of the Year, and Defensive Player of the Year.

As Americans continue to join some of Europe’s biggest clubs, one question will continue to be asked. Who next?