Gio Reyna will play for Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League. (Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports)
The U.S. men’s national team will have a significant presence in the 2021-22 UEFA Champions League.
On this 26-man World Cup qualifying roster for September alone, 10 players are on sides that will compete for Europe’s most prestigious club honor, including defending champion Christian Pulisic. Twelve players USMNT pool are on Champions League rosters.
Pulisic, a Hershey, Pa. native, became the first U.S. international to play in and win the UCL final when Chelsea defeated Manchester City in a 1-0 win in Portugal May 29.
The full list: Brenden Aaronson (Red Bull Salzburg), Tyler Adams (RB Leipzig), John Brooks (Wolfsburg), Sergiño Dest (Barcelona), Weston McKennie (Juventus), Jordan Pefok (BSC Young Boys), Christian Pulisic (Chelsea), Gio Reyna (Borussia Dortmund), Zack Steffen (Manchester City) and Tim Weah (Lille).
Chris Richards (Bayern Munich) and Owen Otasowie (Club Brugge) increase the total to a record-setting 12 U.S. internationals in the competition, surpassing the record (10) set a year ago.