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Gio Reyna nets double to help Borussia Dortmund reach DFB Pokal Final

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German second-division side Holstein Kiel went to Signal Iduna Park with aspirations of pulling off a major upset in the DFB Pokal semifinals, but Gio Reyna had other ideas.

The U.S. Men’s National Team star scored the first two goals in a five-half onslaught that gave Borussia Dortmund a 5-0 halftime lead in an eventual 5-0 win that helped secure a date in the DFB Pokal Final against RB Leipzig.

Reyna opened the scoring in the 16th minute, collecting a ball from Jaden Sancho at the edge of the penalty area before stroking a right-footed shot past the Holsten Kiel goalkeeper.

Reyna’s second goal was a reward for continuing his run at goal as Dortmund put together an impressive passing sequence that concluded with a clever back-heel pass finding a streaking Reyna for an easy finish.

Dortmund will play in the DFB Pokal final against RB Leipzig, which defeated Werder Bremen on Friday, 2-1, in the other semifinal.

Reyna will square off with an RB Leipzig side featuring fellow USMNT midfielder Tyler Adams, who did not play in Leipzig’s semifinal win.

The DFB Pokal Final is set for May 13 at the Olympiastadion in Berlin.

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  1. So an American gets to earn some hardware in Germany this year!! This is incredible news!! How many countries have Americans won trophies again?

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    • Well, Aaronson just won some hardware and is in line to win the double in Austria. So at least American has won a trophy abroad.
      Honestly while we’ve made strides as a footballing nation, and our players have taken a significant leap forwards in talent…Cup trophies aren’t all that impressive. I’m looking forward to the day we’ve got players contributing to League titles and Europa/Champions league titles. Thankfully, may not have to wait long to break that barrier.

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