Gio Reyna is back. Well, almost back at least. It's been a while since we've seen the United States men's national team star making things happen for club or country, but as the calendar turns towards October, it appears that Reyna is nearly ready.
First up will be Borussia Dortmund duty, as the German club has some big early-season games coming up. Hoffenheim, who sit one place above Dortmund in the Bundesliga table in the early stages of the season, are next up on Friday, before a marquee Champions League clash with Christian Pulisic, Yunus Musah and AC Milan five days later. That will come amid a week that has seen Reyna linked to the Serie A giants, adding further intrigue to a Group-of-Death match that needs little more.
Coming soon, though, is the big moment: the USMNT reunion. The U.S. has massive matches coming up, friendlies against Germany and Ghana that should provide big tests. All eyes, though, will be on Reyna, who for the first time since everything went down following the 2022 World Cup, will be reunited with national team boss Gregg Berhalter.
The big question is what that looks like going forward. The two have spoken but, heading towards U.S. camp, what condition is Reyna in, both physically and mentally? Having dealt with some setbacks on and off the field this year, what can Reyna do over the next few months to make sure he ends 2023 on a high?