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Gio Reyna was left out of Borussia Dortmund’s squad altogether on Wednesday, and ex-USMNT forward Charlie Davies thinks the 21-year-old needs to leave the club.
While the midfielder was expected to miss the game due to a reported illness, as Dortmund’s website noted, he’s still started just two games in all competitions this season.
And with the Black and Yellow falling 2-0 in the DFB Pokal to Stuttgart, Davies aired his frustrations about Reyna’s situation – saying that manager Edin Terzic ‘does not trust’ him.
‘Without Julian Brandt, who wasn’t playing to start this match – he came on at half – Gio Reyna has to find time to be in this team,’ Davies said on CBS Sports’ Morning Footy. ‘Because he’s good enough! That’s for damn sure.
‘So I don’t know what is the problem. I do know, and I’ve been saying it for a while now, Gio Reyna’s gotta move. He’s gotta find a new place, a new environment, a coach that trusts him. Because to me, Terzic does not trust Gio Reyna.
‘Given that the opportunities to play him, going back to last season, when he’d bring him in – Gio would score, then he wouldn’t start the next game.
Gio Reyna has found playing time hard to come by this season at Borussia Dortmund
And Charlie Davies thinks its time for him to leave the club, which he joined in 2019
Reyna is considered one of the USMNT’s top talents but has frequently struggled for fitness
As noted by Davies, Reyna tallied decent numbers in limited playing time last season.
In just 625 league minutes (including only four starts), Reyna scored seven goals and assisted two as Dortmund finished second.
But the American is playing even less this year, as he’s only appeared in five of Dortmund’s 13 league games – with just one start.
Reyna has been at the club since 2019, while Terzic has been at the club since March 2022.
The New York native has had a tumultuous twelve months.
After he played an extremely limited role at the World Cup in Qatar, Gio’s mother, Danielle, admitted to reporting a 31-year-old domestic violence incident involving coach Gregg Berhalter to US Soccer.
Reyna then went on to star at the Nations League with interim coach BJ Callaghan in charge.
Berhalter was re-hired to his USMNT role in June.