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After a month and a half of speculation and endless rumors, FC Dallas' right-back, Bryan Reynolds has completed his move to Serie A side, A.S Roma. FC Dallas confirmed the deal at 10:00AM on Twitter on the 1st of February. Financial terms have not be disclosed but FC Dallas did state the move will be begin as a loan for six months and then become a permanent transfer after the six months. (https://www.fcdallas.com/post/2021/02/01/fc-dallas-homegrown-bryan-reynolds-joins-roma)
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Bryan Reynolds was signed to a homegrown deal in November of 2016 and currently holds the record for youngest player to sign for FC Dallas at 15 years and 147 days old. (https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/sports/fc-dallas-homegrown-bryan-reynolds-signs-new-four-year-contract/2448872/#:~:text=19%2Dyear%2Dold%20Reynolds%20signed,ever%20sign%20with%20the%20club.)
Reynolds made his debut for the first team in 2019 and registered his first assist as a professional against the Vancouver Whitecaps. Dallas loaned Reynolds to USL-One side, North Texas Soccer Club, for part of the 2019 season. During his time with NTSC, Reynolds scored his first professional goal and played in the USL-One final to help the club win it's first trophy.
Image: Came from the Dallas Morning News (https://www.dallasnews.com/sports/fc-dallas/2019/06/18/fc-dallas-has-a-homegrown-bubble-and-it-s-about-to-pop/)
Reynolds became a core part of FC Dallas midway through the 2020 season, after fellow homegrown, Reggie Cannon completed his transfer to Portuguese side, Boavista. Prior to signing for Dallas, Reynolds played primarily as a winger in the academy. During Pareja's tenure as head coach, the coaching staff began to convert Reynolds to a fullback, a process that continued into Luchi's reign as well. (https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2020/10/29/how-fc-dallas-bryan-reynolds-went-young-winger-one-mlss-top-right-backs)
He quickly gained attention and notice for his ability to create attacking opportunities for his teammates and bringing an attacking spark when the club needed it. Reynolds ended the 2020 season with 3 assists in 14 games.
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Following his departure, Reynolds wrote a farewell note to FC Dallas fans, thanking them for their support throughout his years with the club. (https://www.fcdallas.com/post/2021/02/01/bryan-reynolds-says-farewell-fans)
By Melanie G. Isbell