VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced on Tuesday that the club has signed Yordy Reyna to a new contract, with the use of Targeted Allocation Money, through 2019 with options for 2020 and 2021.
Reyna, a 25-year-old attacking midfielder/forward in the prime of his career, has created the fourth-most big chances (22) in Major League Soccer since making his debut in July 2017.
“Yordy has shown that he has qualities that are important for our club,” added Dos Santos. “He’s fast, direct, and has the ability to create chances for himself and others while playing different roles in the attack. We believe he can still become even better.”
Last season, Reyna finished tied for fourth in MLS with 15 big chances created, two behind leaders Miguel Almiron, Nicolas Lodeiro, and Darwin Quintero, and level with the likes of Sebastian Giovinco and Carlos Vela.
Since joining the club, Reyna has thrilled ‘Caps fans to the tune of 13 goals and 15 assists in 37 starts and 50 appearances across all competitions. In that span, he tallied six game-winning goals, already tied for third-most in club MLS history. Reyna’s 11 assists in 2018, which included four match-winning assists, was tied for the team-high and fell just one short of matching the club MLS single-season record set by Pedro Morales in 2014.
“I’m very happy at this club and looking forward to another year in Vancouver,” said Reyna. “This is an important year, we have new players, new coaches, and I think it’s going to be a very good season.”
A native of Chiclayo, Peru, the 25-year old has two goals in 22 caps for his national team and has appeared in the last four matches for La Blanquirroja.
Reyna was one of two key players signed to contract extensions on Tuesday, joining fellow South American midfielder Felipe.
TRANSACTION: Vancouver Whitecaps FC sign attacking midfielder/forward Yordy Reyna to a new contract through 2019 with options for 2020 and 2021.