Friday, June 23, 2006

Reyna retires from international football

After the poor showing by the USA in this years tournament, captain Claudio Reyna has decided to retire from international football:

"Claudio Reyna announced his retirement from the U.S. national team on Friday, a day after the Americans lost 2-1 against Ghana and finished last in Group E.Reyna, who sprained a ligament in his left knee midway through the first half of the 2-1 loss and had to be substituted before the halftime break, was U.S. captain for eight years, leading the squad to its best ever result at the 2002 World Cup.

But after reaching the quarterfinals in Japan/South Korea four years ago, the Americans’ experience in Germany proved disappointing. They took just one point from their three matches – a 1-1 draw with Italy – and in addition to the loss against Ghana, they were also soundly defeated 3-0 by the Czech Republic.

Reyna, who scored 8 goals in 112 appearances for the U.S. squad, will continue to play for Manchester City".

Re-assuring eh?

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1 comment:

rob,north stand said...

Hope he retires altogether or he's out for the season with his knee ligaments.......one of worst footballers I have had to put up with watching in a blue shirt!...and that's being nice.