American midfielder Gio Reyna made history on Saturday, becoming the youngest American to ever play in the Bundesliga.
The 17-year-old winger came on as a 72nd-minute substitute in Borussia Dortmund’s clash with Augsburg and helped Dortmund complete a dramatic comeback, rebounding from a 3-1 deficit to post a thrilling 5-3 victory.
Reyna entered the match with Dortmund leading 4-3, and had a hand in the buildup on Dortmund’s fifth goal, which helped Norwegian teen sensation Erling Haaland complete his impressive second-half hat-trick.
Reyna’s debut comes just days after he was formally promoted to Dortmund’s first team. The New York City FC academy product turned in a strong showing at Dortmund’s winter training camp, expediting his promotion to the first team.
Reyna set a new record as youngest American to ever play in the Bundesliga, breaking the record previously held by Christian Pulisic, who also made his Borussia Dortmund debut as a 17-year-old.