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Christian Pulisic: “The sky is the restrict for Gio Reyna”

Former Borussia Dortmund star Christian Pulisic says he’s anticipating massive issues from USMNT teammate Gio Reyna.

Reyna scored twice as Dortmund booked their place within the 2020/21 DFB Cup last with a 5-0 drubbing of second-tier Holstein Kiel over the weekend.

The 18-year-old playmaker has now registered eight targets and as many assists in 60 aggressive appearances since making his senior BVB debut in January 2020.

“I feel for Gio, actually, the sky is the restrict,” Pulisic informed CBS Sports activities. “He is bought a vibrant future forward of him. However like I mentioned, he is nonetheless bought rather a lot to show to get to that time.

“Clearly, we see the potential proper now and plenty of expertise. So we’re actually excited. He is gotta preserve proving himself.”

With seven targets and 6 assists in 42 outings throughout the 2020/21 marketing campaign alone – his first full season as a Dortmund professional no much less – it is no surprise Reyna has caught his countryman’s eye.

Treading an eerily related path to the one carved out by Pulisic, the previous New York Metropolis prodigy additionally made his USMNT debut in November 2020.

Watch: Gio Reyna’s story

Pulisic spent 5 years at Dortmund, having – like Reyna – joined the membership as a 16-year-old and debuted within the Bundesliga at 17.

The now Chelsea attacker totalled 19 targets and 26 assists in 127 video games for Die Schwarzgelben, while profitable his first main trophy – the 2016/17 DFB Cup – aged 18.

Watch: Christian Pulisic – Made within the Bundesliga

Reyna, who has already usurped Pulisic within the UEFA Champions League file books because the event’s youngest US-born debutant and supplier, now has the chance to additional emulate his predecessor.

Victory towards RB Leipzig and USA teammate Tyler Adams within the last on 13 Could would land Reyna his first piece of silverware.

Given that he’s already outperforming Pulisic over his first 60 video games for Dortmund, you would not guess towards him becoming a member of the Hershey native as certainly one of solely a handful of American DFB Cup winners. The one distinction is that he’d be the youngest but.

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