Jo Reina has been a significant breakout year for both the club and the country, and the 18-year-old kid was rewarded for it on Tuesday.
US Soccer has announced that Reina has been selected as the Young Male Player of the Year in 2020. For the first time in his career.. Reina defeated Yunus Musa, Mark McKenzie, and two other finalists after winning 79% of the award’s total votes.
Reina made her first two senior appearances on the side of Gregg Berhalter, not only breaking into the USMNT fold, but also continuing to win minutes at the Borussia Dortmund club level.
Previous NYCFC products broke into Dortmund’s first team in January and have since achieved a total of 5 goals and 8 assists in 38 appearances. Reina has taken his good shape into the new season, scoring 3 goals and adding 5 assists with the Bundesliga alone.
Reina defeated Panama 6-2 in November, becoming USMNT’s third youngest goal scorer. He also joined Musa as the 12th and 13th players to win his first cap before he was 18 years old.
He has joined Josh Sargent, Alex Mendez, Sergiño Dest and Christian Pulisic as the latest USMNT player and has won an annual award.
– Soccer Sports
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