USMNT Rewind: USYNT Product Bryan Reynolds Makes Serie A Debut for Roma
U.S. Youth National Team product Bryan Reynolds became the second youngest U.S. player to appear in Italy's Serie A as made his AS Roma debut off the bench in a 2-0 away defeat to Parma on Sunday.
The 19-year-old replaced Bruno Peres as right wingback in the 60th minute at Stadio Ennio Tardini with his team already trailing by two goals. Then 18, Former U-17 USMNT player Josh Perez played one match for Fiorentina, coming off the bench in a game against with Inter Milan in 2016.
Reynolds, a former FC Dallas Homegrown Player also became the fifth American to play in Serie A, joining another former FC Dallas Academy standout, Weston McKennie of Juventus, in the top tier.
Reynolds joined AS Roma as a loan player with the Serie A side having an obligation to purchase his contract this summer. Roma, which is in fifth place and fighting for a UEFA Champions League berth, had its 17-game unbeaten streak in the league broken.
In a battle of U.S. Men's National Team center backs, Mark McKenzie's Genk team edged Matt Miazga and Anderlecht 2-1 win in the Croky Cup semifinal in Belgium on Sunday.
After Genk center back Jhon Lucumí was shown a red card in the 71st minute, McKenzie came off the bench two minutes later to sustain the back line and close out the win.
He and Genk will take on Standard Liege in the Croky Cup Final in Brussels on April 23.
Miazga, on loan to Anderlecht from Chelsea, went the entire way and was charged with an own goal in the 59th minute.
McKenzie became the fifth American to reach a domestic cup final this season. Red Bull Salzburg's Brenden Aaronson (Austrian Cup), Barcelona's Sergino Dest and Konrad de la Fuente in (Spanish Copa del Rey) and Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie (Coppa Italia) are the others.
Six other USMNT players are still alive in their respective cup competitions. Tim Weah and Lille will face PSG in the Coupe de France Round of 16 on Wednesday, before Christian Pulisic (Chelsea vs. Sheffield United) and Zack Steffen (Manchester City vs. Everton) play in English FA Cup quarterfinals at the weekend.
In Germany, Tyler Adams (RB Leipzig) and Gio Reyna (Borussia Dortmund) have already booked their tickets to the DFB-Pokal semifinals, where Josh Sargent and Werder Bremen will hope to join them if they can get past Jahn Regensberg in their postponed quarterfinal on April 7.
IN OTHER ACTION
Christian Pulisic made his first start under new Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel in a scoreless draw with Leeds United on Saturday. He played 68 minutes before he was subbed out by Reece James. The Blues return to action in their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg match against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday. They captured the first leg, 1-0.
Josh Sargent had his three-game goal-scoring streak snapped in Werder Bremen's 3-1 home loss to first-place Bayern Munich on Saturday, although he played an important role on his team's lone goal. Sargent launched a long through ball to Milot Rashica on the right flank. Rashica fired a shot that was saved, but Niclas Füllkrug put in the rebound in the 85th minute. On March 10, Sargent tallied in a 2-0 win at Arminia Bielefeld as he played 64 minutes.
-- Tyler Adams (RB Leipzig; German Bundesliga) – 4 minutes as a substitute in 1-1 draw vs. Eintracht Frankfurt (March 14); 90 minutes in 2-1 loss at Liverpool in UCL (March 10)
-- Brenden Aaronson (Red Bull Salzburg, Austria Bundesliga) - 90 minutes in 3-1 win vs. Admira (March 13)
-- Paul Arriola (Swansea City, English Championship) - Injured, DNP in 1-0 win at Luton Town (March 13); Injured, DNP in 1-1 draw at Blackburn Rovers (March 9)
-- Tyler Boyd (Sivasspor, Turkish Super Lig) – 89 minutes in 1-0 win vs. Fatih Karagumruk (March 13)
-- John Brooks (Wolfsburg; German Bundesliga) – 90 minutes in 5-0 win vs. Schalke (March 13)
-- Reggie Cannon (Boavista; Portuguese Primeira) – 90 minutes in a 2-0 loss at Benfica (March 13)
-- Johnny Cardoso (Internacional; Brazilian Serie A) – 90 minutes in 2-1 loss vs. Sao Luiz (March 9)
-- Cameron Carter-Vickers (Bournemouth; English Championship) – 90 minutes in 3-2 loss to Barnsley (March 13)
-- Daryl Dike (Barnsley; English Championship) - 23 minutes as a substitute in 3-2 win at Bournemouth (March 13); 90 minutes in 0-0 draw vs. Derby County (March 10)
-- Konrad de la Fuente (Barcelona; Spain La Liga/Segunda B) - Vs. Huesca (Monday, 4 p.m.); In 18, DNP in 1-1 draw at Paris St-Germain in UCL (March 10)
-- Luca de la Torre (Heracles; Eredivisie) - 89 minutes in a 2-1 win at ADO Den Haag (March 13)
-- Sergiño Dest (Barcelona; Spain La Liga) – Vs. Huesca (Monday, 4 p.m.); 66 minutes in 1-1 draw at Paris St-Germain in UCL (March 10)
-- Nicholas Gioacchini (Caen; French Ligue 2) – At Le Havre (Monday, 3:45 p.m. ET)
-- Julian Green (Greuther Fürth; German Second Bundesliga) – Injured, DNP in 2-1 loss vs. Bochum (March 6)
-- Ethan Horvath (Club Brugge; Belgian Pro League) - Injured, DNP in 1-1 draw at Sporting Charleroi (March 12); Injured, DNP in 3-0 win vs. Zulte-Waregem (March 7)
-- Duane Holmes (Huddersfield Town; English Championship) – 38 minutes as a substitute in 1-0 win at Queens Park Rangers (March 13)
-- Matthew Hoppe (Schalke; German Bundesliga) - 18 minutes as a substitute in 5-0 loss at Wolfsburg (March 13)
-- Aron Johannsson (Lech Poznan; Polish Ekstraklasa) - Not in 18, DNP in 0-0 draw vs. Piast Gliwice (March 14)
-- Weston McKennie (Juventus; Italian Serie A) – 20 minutes as a substitute in 3-1 win vs. Lazio (March 6); 61 minutes in 3-1 vs. Spezia (March 2)
-- Mark McKenzie (Genk; Belgian Pro League) - 17 minutes as a substitute in 2-1 win at Anderlecht in Belgian Cup semifinal (March 14)
-- Matt Miazga (RSC Anderlecht; Belgian First Division A) - 90 minutes and an OWN GOAL in 2-1 loss to Genk in Belgian Cup semifinals (March 14)
-- Alfredo Morales (Fortuna Düsseldorf; German Second Bundesliga) – Not in 18, DNP in 0-0 draw at Sandhausen (March 13)
-- Yunus Musah (Valencia; Spain La Liga) - 5 minutes as a substitute in 1-0 loss at Levante (March 12)
-- Owen Otasowie (Wolverhampton Wanderers; English Premier League) - At Liverpool (Monday, 4 p.m.)
-- Erik Palmer-Brown (Austria Wien; Austria Bundesliga) – 90 minutes in 2-1 loss at Sturm Graz (March 14)
-- Christian Pulisic (Chelsea; English Premier League) – 68 minutes in 0-0 draw at Leeds United (March 13); 1 minute as a substitute in 2-0 win vs. Everton (March 8)
-- Tim Ream (Fulham; English Premier League) – In 18, DNP in 3-0 loss vs. Manchester City (March 13)
-- Gio Reyna (Borussia Dortmund; German Bundesliga) – 19 minutes as a substitute in 2-0 win vs. Hertha Berlin (March 13); Injured, DNP in 2-2 draw vs. Sevilla in UCL (March 9)
-- Bryan Reynolds (AS Roma, Italy Serie A) - 30 minutes as a substitute in 2-0 loss at Parma (March 14); Not in 18, DNP in 3-0 win vs. Shakhtar Donetsk in Europa League (March 11)
-- Chris Richards (Hoffenheim; German Bundesliga) – 90 minutes in 2-0 loss at Stuggart (March 14)
-- Antonee Robinson (Fulham; English Premier League) – 10 minutes as a substitute in 3-0 loss vs. Manchester City (March 13)
-- Josh Sargent (Werder Bremen; German Bundesliga) – 90 minutes in 3-1 loss vs. Bayern Munich (March 13); 64 minutes and a GOAL in 2-0 win at Arminia Bielefeld (March 10)
-- Zack Steffen (Manchester City; English Premier League) – In 18, DNP in 3-0 win at Fulham (March 13)
-- Tim Weah (Lille; French Ligue 1) – 69 minutes in 0-0 draw at Monaco (March 14)
-- DeAndre Yedlin (Galatasaray; Turkish Super Lig) - 90 minutes in 3-0 win at Kayserispor (March 13)