With the FIFA 2022 World Cup just a year away, the United States men’s national team could be a force to be reckoned with, due to their pool of young talent performing weekly around Europe.
Precocious talent Reynolds made the move to the Italian capital club without being capped at senior level for the USMNT, but couldn't make an impact with the club.
He was sent out on loan to clubs in Belgium before joining Westerlo on a permanent transfer in July 2023.
Bryan Reynolds' early career
"Bryan just really took to it. He was a natural. If at any point he wanted to play another sport, we would have totally supported it, but I would have gone to the bathroom and cried for a couple of days," Keith Reynolds told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Reynolds made just 17 appearances for FC Dallas in 2019/20 before drawing serious interest from Europe for his signature. AS Roma, Juventus and Club Brugge were the clubs reported to be tussling for Reynolds' transfer.
Bryan Reynolds and AS Roma
Reynolds' move to Europe was described as a "rollercoaster" by FC Dallas director Andre Zanotta to goal.com.
"I love this game so much and I'm excited for my future. I grew up with FC Dallas and wouldn't be where I am if I didn't have the opportunity with the club. I'm going to fight and give everything to Roma like I did here. I would like to thank the fans and FC Dallas for their support. I'm just super excited for my future and I'm going to learn Italian as fast as possible." Reynolds told si.com.