HOW ACQUIRED: Transferred from Red Bull Salzburg on January 23, 2017.
PRONUNCIATION: yAWr-dee rAI-nuh
Reyna is an exciting, hard-working, young talent who is very direct with the ball. He can make the final pass and can score goals. After recovering from an injury during the first part of 2017, he had a dynamic second half of the year. He'll be an instrumental part of Vancouver's attack in 2018.
INTERNATIONAL: Reyna has scored two goals in five starts and 17 appearances for the Peruvian senior national team. Reyna has also represented Peru at the U-20 level scoring five goals in eight matches.
OUTSIDE MLS: Reyna joins Whitecaps FC after being a member of FC Red Bull Salzburg since the summer of 2013. During his three plus seasons with Die Roten Bullen , the young 5-foot-7 attacking midfielder/forward started 11 of his 22 league appearances, scoring three goals and adding two assists. In cup competition, including UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League qualifying matches, he started six of 14 appearances, adding two assists. During that time, FC Salzburg twice won both the Austrian Bundesliga championship and the Austrian Cup in the same season, accomplishing the feat in 2013-14 and 2015-16. Reyna also enjoyed loan spells with then Austrian Bundesliga side SV Grödig, FC Red Bull Salzburg affiliate team FC Liefering of the Austrian Football First League, and German 2. Bundesliga club RB Leipzig. During the 2014-15 Austrian Bundesliga season with SV Grödig, Reyna scored 11 goals and added three assists in 19 appearances, and added another goal and assist in seven cup matches. Nicknamed Magic, Reyna developed with Alianza Lima in his youth, rising to their first team and making his professional debut in 2011. He went on to score 12 goals in 47 appearances in the Peruvian Primera División before his transfer to FC Red Bull Salzburg.