Borussia Dortmund confirmed the registration of U.S. U-17 national team star Gio Reyna
, the son of former American star Claudio Reyna
Reyna is only 16 but eligible to sign
since he holds a Portuguese passport from his grandmother's ties to Portugal.
Reyna scored six goals for the USA at the Concacaf U-17 Championship, where it lost to Mexico, 2-1, in the
final. In June, he trained with the U.S. U-23s in Utah.
Reyna played in the NYCFC academy -- where his father is sporting director -- before joining Dortmund last season. He was only
allowed to train but will now begin his career with the Dortmund U-19s.
''He plays in central midfield and is without doubt a huge talent," Dortmund academy director Lars Ricken
said in a statement.
The announcement was made in conjunction with the signing of of Switzerland youth international Bradley Fink
"We're delighted that they've opted
for Borussia Dortmund," said Ricken. "Everyone at BVB is convinced that these two transfers show great promise."