Reyna had previously scored for USA as Christian Pulisic win the USA vs Mexico clash for his side after Mexico ended up missing a penalty
For Gio Reyna, the foregone year has been a massive testament to his sprawling skill set. From making inroads into Borussia Dortmund’s setup to winning the best young player at the USMNT awards, Reyna showed that he’s here to stay.
And further stamping his authority on the global stage, Reyna rose to the occasion for his country at a crucial juncture. 18 year old Reyna went onto level the scoring for USA in the Concacaf final after Mexico had taken an early lead through Jesus Corona.
Gio Reyna is American royalty. pic.twitter.com/orvdamHDjM
— The American Outlaws (@AmericanOutlaws) June 7, 2021
Buoyed by the strike, USA went onto restore parity in the second half as well as Weston McKennie went onto net his country’s second in the tailend of the showdown. The country for the first time took the lead through Christian Pulisic who won and scored a 114th minute penalty for his team.
USA vs Mexico: Reyna Struck By Beer Bottle
However, ugly visuals marred the third USA goal with Reyna being struck by a beer bottle. The incident occurred when the USA side was celebrating on the sidelines and Reyna who had been substituted ran up to join his team in the jubilant celebrations.
A miscreant ended up catching Reyna in the face with a Budweiser Light. Fortuitously for Reyna, the starlet managed to escape without an severe and notable damage to his self.
Gio Reyna drilled by a water bottle #USAvMEX pic.twitter.com/qdFLa7haPH
— Tony Clements (@TonyClementsTC) June 7, 2021
Horvath Saves Guardado Penalty
Justice was served a little later with Mexico going onto see their penalty saved. It was the biggest talking point of the affair as USA’s Horvath had little trouble in parrying away Guardado’s extremely dismal penalty attempt.
The win for USA on the night was not only a testament to their fight and character but a massive stamp of authority from the country. Guided to the prestigious title by their wonderkids, USA’s football future is in extremely talented hands with the country capable of launching a serious challenge for the Olympic football gold.
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