Gio Reyna nets double in Dortmund’s DFB Pokal semifinal romp

Gio Reyna nets double in Dortmund’s DFB Pokal semifinal romp

German second-division side Holstein Kiel went to Signal Iduna Park with aspirations of pulling off a major upset in the DFB Pokal semifinals, but Gio Reyna had other ideas.

The U.S. Men’s National Team star scored the first two goals in a five-half onslaught that gave Borussia Dortmund a 5-0 halftime lead, all but ensuring a date in the DFB Pokal Final against RB Leipzig.

Reyna opened the scoring in the 16th minute, collecting a ball from Jaden Sancho at the edge of the penalty area before stroking a right-footed shot past the Holsten Kiel goalkeeper.

Reyna’s second goal was a reward for continuing his run at goal as Dortmund put together an impressive passing sequence that concluded with a clever back-heel pass finding a streaking Reyna for an easy finish.

Barring a second-half collapse, Dortmund will play in the DFB Pokal final against RB Leipzig, which defeated Werder Bremen on Friday, 2-1, in the other semifinal.

Reyna will square off with an RB Leipzig side featuring fellow USMNT midfielder Tyler Adams, who did not play in Leipzig’s semifinal win.

The DFB Pokal Final is set for May 13 at the Olympiastadion in Berlin.