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Americans Abroad: Gio Reyna out for the season, Joe Scally earns place in Bundesliga

Lizzy Becherano
Gio Reyna exited the pitch after 77 seconds when picking up a muscle injury.
Gio Reyna exited the pitch after 77 seconds when picking up a muscle injury. / Matthias Hangst/GettyImages

It’s a World Cup year, and Americans abroad are working hard to earn a place on Gregg Berhalter’s roster.

While some across Europe are earning minutes on the pitch, others have seen a season-ending injury complicate their road to Qatar. Gio Reyna saw his recurrent thigh injury send him to the sidelines, while Josh Sargent suffered an ankle problem mid-season.

Here's what the American figures abroad are up to...

1. Josh Sargent remains out

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Josh Sargent suffers difficult ankle injury. / Michael Regan/GettyImages

Josh Sargent watched from the sidelines over the weekend due to an ongoing ankle injury. The forward also missed out on Norwich's clash against Brighton & Hove Albion the week prior.

“Sarge is going to have to stay in a boot for the next 10 days. It looks like such an innocuous thing that he did,” head coach Dean Smith said.

This is a blow for the Norwich forward, who previously managed 1,500 minutes for the Premier League side this season.

2. Gio Reyna out for the season

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Gio Reyna picked up a muscle injury during Dortmund's game on Friday. / Matthias Hangst/GettyImages

USMNT midfielder Gio Reyna will sit out the rest of the season after picking up a muscle injury during Borussia Dortmund’s clash against Stuttgart last Friday.

Reyna started the match, playing just 77 seconds before planting his left leg awkwardly and suffering the tear. Reyna exited the pitch in tears, but on his own accord.

“Gio is once again exhausted. It’s his thigh again, it’s very bitter," head coach Marco Rose said post-match about the recurring injury.

“Borussia Dortmund suffered three new injuries in last Friday's 2-0 win in Stuttgart. Midfielder Gio Reyna, who had to be substituted early in the game, suffered a muscle and tendon injury. The season is over for the American,” Dortmund then revealed in a statement.

3. Joe Scally starts again

Joe Scally
Joe Scally starts again for Borussia Mönchengladbach. / Frederic Scheidemann/GettyImages

Joe Scally has proved himself a vital part of Borussia Moenchengladbach this season, earning another start in Saturday’s 2-0 victory over Greuther Furth. Scally kicked off as left wing back and logged 90 minutes for the Bundesliga team.

Scally has now helped Borussia Moenchengladbach move 11 points clear of the relegation zone.

4. Honorable mentions

Christian Pulisic
Christian Pulisic featured for Chelsea over the weekend. / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Christian Pulisic came off the bench to feature for Chelsea in their 6-0 victory over Southampton.

Jesse March led Leeds United to yet another win, this time a 3-0 victory over Watford.

John Brooks started in Wolfsburg’s 4-0 win over Arminia Bielefeld.

Cameron Carter-Vickers started in Celtic’s 7-0 win over St. Johnstone on Saturday.