2022-11-25 13:44:42

World Cup 2022: Landon Donovan urges USA manager Gregg Berhalter to start Gio Reyna against England

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Daily Mail
By Ben Nagle

USMNT legend Landon Donovan has implored Gregg Berhalter to put Gio Reyna in his starting line-up to face England, and insists he is vital to the team's chances of victory on Friday afternoon.

Reyna was a surprise exclusion from the team against Wales, and the US went on to struggle to break down its opponents in a 1-1 draw on Monday, despite playing well.

After Iran's win over Wales, the US are third in Group B and face two huge games to decide its fate, and Donovan is insistent that Reyna needs to be on the field.

'We can't talk about Gio without talking about the injuries,' he began, during Fox Sports' build-up to today's game. 'It's been really sad to see, it's kind of depressing, he had played five, six consecutive games for Dortmund and was starting to fly.

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