Official: FC Dallas defender Bryan Reynolds transfers to AS Roma

TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Transfer

FC Dallas have transferred Homegrown proper back Bryan Reynolds to AS Roma for a club-record price, the membership introduced Monday. The deal is a loan with an obligation to make the switch everlasting this summer season. 

Reynolds, 19, signed a Homegrown deal with Dallas forward of the 2017 season and made his MLS debut in 2019. He began 14 regular season video games for the membership in 2020 and earned a call-up to the US U-23 national team camp this month. He was capped regularly at varied youth national team ranges. 

“We couldn’t be happier for Bryan and his household,” FC Dallas President Dan Hunt said in a membership assertion. “Bryan is a real testomony to the Academy course of. From taking part in on fields in Fort Price as a child to competing professionally for us in Frisco and now in Italy, he has impressed a technology of North Texas soccer players with the thought of what’s doable by way of a pathway at FC Dallas.”

Reynolds was an instantaneous revelation for Dallas after Reggie Cannon was transferred to Boavista in September, stepping in seamlessly at his new place and catching the attention of Europe’s greatest golf equipment. He’s lauded for his athletic potential as well as attacking output after that includes as a winger his total youth career. 

“I really like this sport a lot and I’m excited for my future,” said Reynolds. “I grew up with FC Dallas and wouldn’t be the place I’m if I didn’t have the chance with the membership. I’m going to struggle and give the whole lot to Roma like I did right here. I wish to thank the followers and FC Dallas for his or her assist. I’m just tremendous excited for my future and I’m going to study Italian as fast as doable.”

Roma received the race to sign Reynolds, fending off interest from the likes of Juventus, Club Brugge, AC Milan and many others. Roma at present sit third in Serie A and are home to stars like Edin Dzeko and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, amongst others. They’re at present within the Round of 32 within the Europa League as well. 

When he debuts for the membership, Reynolds might be solely the second-ever American to play for Roma, following Michael Bradley. 

“We’re all the time very proud when there’s interest in our players from one of many greatest golf equipment in Europe,” said FC Dallas Technical Director André Zanotta. “Bryan had an incredible season with us after ready patiently for his chance. We had excessive expectations and he exceeded all of them. At his age, with all his bodily, technical and tactical talents, we knew he’d get consideration from golf equipment in Europe and we’re very proud that we might come to an agreement with A.S. Roma so he can continue his career with such a historic membership.”

Reynolds follows Cannon, as well as academy standouts Chris Richards (Bayern Munich) and Weston McKennie (Juventus) to make a European roster after coming up by way of the FC Dallas improvement system. 

He’s additionally the newest Homegrown star in MLS to head to Europe this winter, following former Philadelphia Union pair Brenden Aaronson (RB Salzburg) and Mark McKenzie (KRC Genk) as well as NYCFC academy graduate Joe Scally (Borussia Monchengladbach). 

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