How did the likes of Gio Reyna, Tyler Adams, Joe Scally and Julian Green fare in 2021/22? - © /
How did the likes of Gio Reyna, Tyler Adams, Joe Scally and Julian Green fare in 2021/22? - © DFL
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American Soccer Players in Germany: 2022/23 weekly update

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Ever increasing numbers of American nationals are currently on the books of soccer teams in Germany, but how are the likes of Gio Reyna, Jordan and Joe Scally getting on during the 2022/2023 Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 seasons?

bundesliga.com takes a look at their performances so far during the 2022/23 campaign...

Watch: US Stars: World Cup Bound

Gio Reyna

Club: Borussia Dortmund
Position: Midfielder
Age: 19
Bundesliga games this season: 4
Starts: 0

2022/23

Returning from a series of muscular injuries that plagued his 2021/22 campaign, Reyna has been restricted to four substitute appearances so far this season.

Last matchday

Reyna was not part of the squad on Matchday 8 as BVB lost 3-2 in Cologne.

Watch: Reyna: like father and mother, like son

Jordan

Club: Union Berlin
Position: Forward
Age: 26
Bundesliga games this season: 7
Starts: 7

2022/23

Jordan hit the Bundesliga ground running following his summer switch from Young Boys, scoring just half an hour into his debut as Union Berlin beat Hertha Berlin in the capital city derby and added a second of the season in a memorable 2-1 victory over RB Leipzig on Matchday 3. He's now on three goals and two assists for the campaign.

Last matchday

Jordan played the full 90 minutes for the first time on Matchday 8 as Union slipped to their first defeat of the season away to Eintracht Frankfurt.

Jordan Pefok moved to Union Berlin from Young Boys of Berne in the summer of 2022, and he scored on his Bundesliga debut. - IMAGO / Matthias Koch

Timothy Chandler

Club: Eintracht Frankfurt
Position: Full-back
Age: 32
Bundesliga games this season: 3
Starts: 0

2022/23

Chandler was an unused substitute in Frankfurt's first three Bundesliga fixtures, before making late cameos against Werder Bremen, RB Leipzig and VfB Stuttgart.

Last matchday

Chandler was part of the squad but did not feature in the Eagles' 2-0 win over Union on Matchday 8.

Timothy Chandler has proven himself to be a useful squad player at Eintracht Frankfurt. - xBEAUTIFULxSPORTS/Gawlikx

Joe Scally

Club: Borussia Mönchengladbach
Position: Right-back
Age: 19
Bundesliga games this season: 8
Starts: 8

2022/23

Scally notched his first goal of the season by finding the back of the net in his side's DFB Cup first round win and the teenager has started all of Gladbach's league and cup fixtures so far in 2022/23.

Last matchday

The American full-back started Gladbach's Matchday 8 trip to Werder Bremen but was substituted off in the 77th minute of a humbling 5-1 defeat.

Watch: Joe Scally - Gladbach's rising star

Justin Che

Club: Hoffenheim
Position: Centre-back
Age: 18
Bundesliga games this season: 0
Starts: 0

2022/23

Che has not been part of TSG's matchday squad so far this term.

Last matchday

The 18-year-old has largely been operating at right-back for Hoffenheim's reserves, for whom he has made six appearances so far this season.

Justin Che (l.) has made regular appearances for Hoffenheim’s reserve side, and a couple for the seniors. - IMAGO / Avanti

Kevin Paredes

Club: Wolfsburg
Position: Full-back
Age: 19
Bundesliga games this season: 4
Starts: 0

2022/23

Paredes was not in the matchday squad for Wolfsburg's first two games of the 2022/23 season before making his first outing of the campaign on Matchday 3 as a 76th-minute substitute in the Wolves' 0-0 draw with Schalke.

Last matchday

The 19-year-old replaced Jakub Kaminski in the 76th minute of Wolfsburg's last-gasp 3-2 success at home to VfB Stuttgart.

Kevin Paredes is on the fringes of the Wolfsburg senior squad. - IMAGO/Darius Simka/IMAGO/regios24

Julian Green

Club: Greuther Fürth
Position: Forward
Age: 27
Bundesliga 2 games this season: 8
Starts: 6

2022/23

Green scored on the opening day of the Bundesliga 2 season and has been in and out of the team since.

Last matchday

The former Bayern man was back in the starting line-up on Matchday 10 and scored the equalising goal in a 1-1 draw at home to Sandhausen. He was substituted off in the 77th minute for Timothy Tillman.

Julian Green (l.) opened his account on the opening day of the Bundesliga 2 season against Holstein Kiel. - IMAGO/Sportfoto Zink / Wolfgang Zink/IMAGO/Zink

Timothy Tillman 

Club: Greuther Fürth
Position: Midfield
Age: 23
Bundesliga games this season: 10
Starts: 7

2022/23

Tillman has been a regular feature on the Clover Leaves' team sheet so far this season, scoring on Matchday 1.

Last matchday

The young American replaced compatriot Green in the 77th minute of the Clover Leaves' 1-1 draw with Sandhausen on Matchday 10.

Timothy Tillman (c.) made a flying start to the season by finding the target on Matchday 1. - IMAGO / Zink

Lennard Maloney

Club: Heidenheim
Position: Defender
Age: 22
Bundesliga 2 games this season: 10
Starts: 8

2022/23

Lennard Maloney has his feet under the table at Heidenheim following his switch from Borussia Dortmund.

Last matchday

Maloney was in the starting line-up as Heidenheim drew 0-0 away to St. Pauli, before being substituted off in stoppage time.

Lennard Maloney (r.) is looking to impose himself on opposition defenders with Heidenheim this season. - IMAGO / Eibner

George Bello

Club: Arminia Bielefeld
Position: Left-back
Age: 20
Bundesliga 2 games this season: 8
Starts: 2

2022/23

Bello has played in eight of Bielefeld's 10 games since their relegation from the top flight.

Last matchday

The seven-time USA international played from start to finish in Bielefeld's 4-1 defeat by Fortuna Düsseldorf on Matchday 10.

Watch: Bello on his "dream" Bundesliga debut

Terrence Boyd

Club: Kaiserslautern
Position: Forward
Age: 31
Bundesliga 2 games this season: 10
Starts: 10

2022/23

Boyd has five goals and two assists after 10 rounds of fixtures.

Last matchday

Boyd played the full 90 minutes as the Red Devils made it five draws on the spin with a 1-1 result against fellow promoted side Eintracht Braunschweig on Matchday 10.

Watch: Boyd bagged his first brace of the season on Matchday 9 against Heidenheim 

Ricardo Pepi

Club: Augsburg
Position: Forward
Age: 19
Bundesliga games this season: 4
Starts: 1

2022/23

Pepi was a late substitute in each of Augsburg's opening three Bundesliga fixtures before starting their trip to Hoffenheim on Matchday 4.

Last matchday

The Texan teenager joined Dutch side Groningen on loan at the end of the summer transfer window.

Augsburg's Ricardo Pepi registered eight shots on goal during the second half of 2021/22. - DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga GmbH

Look out for:

Ulysses Llanez - St. Pölten (on loan from Wolfsburg)
Tyler Freeman - Karlsruhe U19s (on loan from Sporting Kansas City)
Maurice Malone - Augsburg
Justin Butler - Ingolstadt
Isaiah Young – RW Essen
Michael Wentzel – Gladbach reserves
Joon-mo Kang – Greuther reserves