Eric Wynalda claims to have the answer to one of the great mysteries of the 2022 World Cup.
Gio Reyna, a 20-year-old budding star for the US men’s team, sat out the opening game of the World Cup against Wales, a 1-1 draw, playing only the last 11 1/2 minutes of the game. goalless draw against England on Friday.
American football fans are perplexed as to why Reyna, who plays professionally for Borussia Dortmund in Germany, has not been given more playing time. Reyna has suffered some nagging injuries and USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter cited them as why Reyna didn’t play against Wales.
Speaking on Twitter Spaces with the Los Angeles Times, Wynalda, who played on the USMNT from 1990-2000, said that Berhalter is not telling the truth and that this situation causes “internal discord” in the team.