United States males’s nationwide crew coach Gregg Berhalter stated Gio Reyna’s exclusion from a 1-1 draw with Wales was solely partially damage associated.
WHAT HAPPENED? Reyna, thought-about one of many USMNT’s brightest younger abilities, was denied a World Cup debut on Monday as Weah began forward of him whereas Brenden Aaronson and Jordan Morris had been prioritized off the bench.
WHY DIDN’T REYNA PLAY AGAINST WALES? Berhalter stated Reyna did not begin partly due to pre-match muscle tightness however added the selection to not use the Borussia Dortmund participant within the second half was tactical. “Within the part of the sport we had been at we went with Jordan [Morris] who we felt might give us one thing with velocity and energy,” he defined.
Reyna advised reporters after the sport that he was match sufficient to take part, nevertheless, suggesting his well being had nothing to do together with his omission. “I’m one hundred pc and I’m good to go,” Reyna stated.
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Berhalter’s resolution to exclude Reyna didn’t go over effectively.
May Reyna have offered a late-match spark?
Morris actually did not make magic occur!
WHAT’S NEXT FOR REYNA: Berhalter stated he expects the winger to be accessible for choice on Friday towards England.