By: Rob Lepelstat
Claudio Reyna truly needs no introduction. Over the course of a professional fútbol career spanning over 20 seasons with stops including Sunderland, Manchester City, and the New York Red Bulls, Reyna left the pitch for the final time in 2008 highly regarded as one of the greatest American soccer players of all-time.
Serving as the captain of the USMNT up until his retirement from international play following the 2006 FIFA World Cup, the National Soccer Hall of Famer made 112 appearances for the national team – representing America in three World Cups (1998, 2002 and 2006) as well as the 1992 and 1996 Summer Olympic Games.
When sports director Rob Lepelstat got the chance to sit down with him this week thanks to our friends at Wells Fargo for the grand opening of their new branch location on East 86th Street in New York City, they spoke about everything from his childhood growing up, to his professional career, his current position as Sporting Director at NYCFC, the 2018 FIFA World Cup, his favorite DINNER and so much more!
Wells Fargo released the following statement regarding their support for the MLS, the Mexican National Team and the soccer community.
“2018 FIFA World Cup is only a few days away and Wells Fargo is proud to be a part of the soccer community through its sponsorship of MLS and the Mexican National Team. Each FIFA World Cup year attracts thousands of new fans to the sport of soccer, nowhere more so than the United States. With our coast-to-coast presence, the time was right for Wells Fargo to invest in a national sports marketing sponsorship (MLS). This sponsorship offers Wells Fargo a unique and ownable platform for engaging new and existing customers, increasing our overall brand consideration and continuing to support community initiatives via the MLS W.O.R.K.S. Community MVP program and community service projects. With many of its players on the U.S. National Team roster, Major League Soccer represents an incredible opportunity to connect with local communities and soccer fans across the country to share Wells Fargo’s passion for their financial success, as well as the ”beautiful game.”