1993 MAC Hermann Trophy Winner
College: University of Virginia
Hometown: Springfield, NJ
Highly recruited out of high school, Reyna elected to attend the University of Virginia from 1991–1993 on a full-ride scholarship. He played three seasons and scored 21 goals on the UVA men's soccer team, led by his future US national team coach, Bruce Arena. The Cavaliers would go on to win the NCAA championship each of his three seasons. After winning the MAC Hermann Trophy in 1993 Reyna was part of the 1994 U.S. World Cup team but did not play due to injury. After the World Cup he headed to Germany to begin his professional career with Bayer Leverkusen.
Reyna went on to enjoy one of the most successful careers for an American playing in Europe. After struggling for playing time at Leverkusen Reyna went to VFL Wolfsburg where he became the first American to ever captain a European club team. He then went on to play for Rangers FC, Sunderland, and Manchester City before returning stateside to finish his career with the New York Red Bulls.
Reyna’s club career is overshadowed by his time with the US Men’s National Team where he is considered one of the all-time greats. He received his first cap in January 1994 and would finish his career in 2006 with 111 caps and 8 goals. He played a vital role in the 1998, 2002, and 2006 World Cups for the USMNT. In 2002, Reyna became only the third American ever to be named to the World Cup All-Tournament Team. He was elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2012.