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How have the likes of Gio Reyna, Jordan and Joe Scally fared in 2022/23? - © /
How have the likes of Gio Reyna, Jordan and Joe Scally fared in 2022/23? - © 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...

Gio Reyna

Club: Borussia Dortmund
Position: Midfielder
Age: 20
Bundesliga games this season: 12
Starts: 3

2022/23

Reyna appears to have fully recovered from an injury which plagued his 2021/22 campaign, and has been a feature of Edin Terzic's squad this term, floating between a starting berth and a place on the bench.

Last matchday

After hitting a late winner against Augsburg on Matchday 16, Reyna repeated the feat just a few days later. Coming off the bench once more, he popped up at the back post to poke in the winner in a 2-1 success in Mainz on Matchday 17.

Watch: Reyna's late winner against Mainz

Jordan

Club: Union Berlin
Position: Forward
Age: 26
Bundesliga games this season: 16
Starts: 13

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. He's now on three goals and three assists for the campaign.

Last matchday

Jordan entered for the final 20 minutes of the Berlin derby, which Union won 2-0 to beat their city rivals for the fifth time running.

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: 4
Starts: 0

2022/23

Chandler has been limited to 76 minutes as a substitute so far in 2022/23.

Last matchday

Chandler was named on the bench for Frankfurt's trip to Bayern Munich on Matchday 18.

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

Joe Scally

Club: Borussia Mönchengladbach
Position: Full-back
Age: 20
Bundesliga games this season: 17
Starts: 16

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 started all of Gladbach's league and cup fixtures prior to the winter break, during which he turned 20.

Last matchday

The American full-back played the full 90 minutes - plus tax - in his side's comfortable win at Hoffenheim on Matchday 18, getting replaced in the fifth minute of stoppage time after another impressive shift.

Watch: Joe Scally - Gladbach's rising star

Justin Che

Club: Hoffenheim
Position: Full-back/centre-back
Age: 19
Bundesliga games this season: 0
Starts: 0

2022/23

On loan from Dallas until the end of the season, Che was promoted to the first-team squad over the winter break. The 19-year-old has largely been operating at right-back for Hoffenheim's reserves, for whom he has made 15 appearances, registering a goal and an assist.

Last matchday

He was once again an unused substitute on Matchday 18, as Hoffenheim went down at home to Gladbach.

Justin Che (l.) has made regular appearances for Hoffenheim’s reserve side, and is now a regular in the senior squad. - IMAGO / Avanti

Kevin Paredes

Club: Wolfsburg
Position: Winger
Age: 19
Bundesliga games this season: 10
Starts: 1

2022/23

Paredes made his first outing of the campaign on Matchday 3, and his first start on Matchday 11.

Last matchday

The 19-year-old came off the bench and scored his first Bundesliga goal, though it was too little, too late for Wolfsburg as they were beaten 2-1 at Werder Bremen on Matchday 18. Paredes entered the action with just eight minutes left on the clock.

Kevin Paredes registered his first direct goal contribution in the Bundesliga with an assist against Freiburg on Matchday 16. - RONNY HARTMANN/AFP via Getty Images

Paxten Aaronson

Club: Eintracht Frankfurt
Position: Midfielder
Age: 19
Bundesliga games this season: 0
Starts: 0

2022/23

Aaronson, the younger brother of Leeds United's Brenden, joined Frankfurt on a deal through to summer 2027 when he signed in January 2023.

Last matchday

Aaronson wasn't involved as Frankfurt kicked off the new year after being called up to his first USMNT training camp in California.

Paxten Aaronson is hoping to make an impression with Eintracht Frankfurt. - IMAGO/Jürgen Kessler/IMAGO/Kessler-Sportfotografie

John Brooks

Club: Hoffenheim
Position: Centre-back
Age: 29
Bundesliga games this season: 1
Starts: 1

2022/23

Brooks left Wolfsburg at the end of the 2021/22 campaign and moved to Portugal. However, the Berlin-born defender only made five appearances for Benfica prior to joining Hoffenheim on January 26.

Last matchday

Brooks moved to Hoffenheim after Matchday 17 and made his debut just two days after arriving back in Germany, in a 4-1 home defeat to Gladbach, a game in which he also received a yellow card.

Julian Green

Club: Greuther Fürth
Position: Forward
Age: 27
Bundesliga 2 games this season: 11
Starts: 9

2022/23

Green scored against Holstein Kiel on the opening day of the Bundesliga 2 season and added another in Week 10 against Sandhausen. 

Last matchday

The former Bayern man was taken off at half-time in his side's 3-1 defeat at Heidenheim on Matchday 13, and has not featured since.

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: 24
Bundesliga games this season: 15
Starts: 9

2022/23

Tillman has been a regular feature on the Clover Leaves' team sheet so far this season, scoring his only goal of 2022/23 so far on Matchday 1.

Last matchday

The then 23-year-old was shown a red card in the 87th minute of Fürth's 1-0 win over Hamburg on Matchday 15, receiving a two-game ban as a result.

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: 23
Bundesliga 2 games this season: 17
Starts: 15

2022/23

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

Last matchday

Maloney started in defensive midfield for the sixth game in a row, playing the full 90 minutes of Heidenheim's 5-3 win over Regensburg on Matchday 17.

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: 21
Bundesliga 2 games this season: 11
Starts: 3

2022/23

Bello has played in 11 of Bielefeld's 14 games since their relegation from the top flight.

Last matchday

The seven-time USA international has sat on the bench for Bielefeld's past two fixtures, having been a late substitute in Arminia's 1-0 loss to Fürth on Matchday 14.

Watch: Bello on his "dream" Bundesliga debut

Terrence Boyd

Club: Kaiserslautern
Position: Forward
Age: 31
Bundesliga 2 games this season: 17
Starts: 17

2022/23

Boyd has eight goals and two assists after 14 rounds of fixtures.

Last matchday

Boyd was unable to add to his impressive haul of goals, but was his influential self as Kaiserslautern continued their climb with a 2-1 win at Fortuna Düsseldorf on Matchday 17.

Watch: Boyd bagged his first brace of the season in Rostock on Matchday 13

Ricardo Pepi

Club: Augsburg
Position: Forward
Age: 20
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, scoring six goals in his first 12 league games there.

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 (on loan at Wolfsberger)
Justin Butler - Ingolstadt
Isaiah Young – RW Essen
Michael Wentzel – Rot-Weiß Oberhausen