Gio Reyna makes another Dortmund substitute appearance after scandal-filled week

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Gio Reyna was left out of the Borussia Dortmund starting XI for a Bundesliga clash against Koln on Saturday.
  • Reyna on bench for Koln clash
  • Has started just four league games
  • Winger back in USMNT squad

WHAT HAPPENED? Reyna was omitted from the first team and named among the substitutes for the Bundesliga clash. It is the second game in a row in which he has been relegated to the bench, with the United States international starting just four of his 15 appearances in the German league.

He would have loved to start and put a tumultuous week behind him but instead was forced to heed his manager's call for patience. With Dortmund cruising to a 6-1 win, Reyna came off the bench in the 72nd minute with his side managing the final 20 minutes or so of a lopsided win.

THE BIGGER PICTURE: The game came days after a report was published which found the extent of his parents' attempts to oust Gregg Berhalter as the head coach of the USMNT due to Reyna's lack of playing time at the World Cup. Nevertheless, the 20-year-old has been recalled to the national team for the first time since the tournament in Qatar.

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WHAT NEXT? The American winger will participate with the USMNT in the upcoming CONCACAF Nations League clashes against Grenada and El Salvador.