Soccer runs in the blood of 17-year-old Giovanni Reyna—"the scion of American soccer royalty.'
His father is Claudio Reyna, who gained national attention in the '90s and early 2000s for his time on the United States National team and playing overseas. In 2019, Claudio was named Sports Director of Austin FC after serving in the same role for New York FC. During his time, the club made the conference semifinals four of the five years that Claudio was at the helm.
The youngest American to appear and assist a goal in Champions League history 🇺🇸⭐️ https://t.co/rB5hcr4qEI— Borussia Dortmund (@Borussia Dortmund) 1582063473.0
Giovanni's mother, Danielle Egan, played her college career at North Carolina alongside the likes of American soccer greats Mia Hamm, Tisha Venturini and Kristine Lilly.
Now, attention is on Giovanni, who has been listed as among the "60 best young talents" by The Guardian. He joined New York FC while his dad was still there, playing with City FC Academy until he moved to Borussia Dortmund's academy in Germany last year. In February, Giovanni became the youngest U.S. player in Bundesliga history to make a start for his club getting called up.
"He's much more of an athlete than I was, much more of a goal scorer," Claudio Reyna said. "He's very technical and has a good feel for the game. He has a great free-kick and can strike a ball well. Danielle was a great runner—and he's a runner."
"My parents say I got the best of both of them," Giovanni said.
Giovanni Reyna's first goal for @BlackYellow 📹 He'll do well to ever score a better one 😲 https://t.co/iNDZDIP1Mb— Bundesliga English (@Bundesliga English) 1581426360.0
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With major entertainment events slated for October, the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is gearing up for a busy month.
Artists and music lovers are set to pack into Zilker Park for The Austin City Limits Music Festival in the coming two weekends. Following that, Formula One will bring racing fans to the Circuit of the Americas.
For those two events, the airport is anticipating high passenger days with 30,000 or more people departing flights.
ABIA recommends arriving at least two and a half hours in advance for domestic flights on those days. For ACL, it's expected on both Sundays of the festival along with the Monday and Tuesday after. The F1-driven high passenger days are expected on Oct. 20-21 and Oct. 23-26.
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F1, especially, could draw in loads of travelers as the three-day event saw 400,000 attendees last year. ABIA warns that highways leading to the airport may see even higher traffic than usual around the event and that travelers should plan their route accordingly.
Bailey Grimmett, a spokesperson for ABIA, said travel numbers come in 24 hours in advance. So, it's hard to predict if the airport will see travel volumes at the same levels that have happened around previous F1 races or if it'll top ACL's flight traffic.
Still, she says historical knowledge points to a chance for it.
“We've had that Monday after F1 break the record for single busiest in airport history," Grimmett said. "So context clues I would say yes, but I can't confirm that. But the historical background points to that."
In anticipation of the high volume of flyers, the airport received additional TSA officers for security screening through the end of October. To prepare even further, the Department of Aviation and partners hosted a job showcase and hiring fair to address the continued labor shortage the airport has experienced.
Relief from hectic travel days is on the horizon with November likely to see a slowdown.
"I don't anticipate it will be as busy as October just because we don't have as many events going on," Grimmett said. "Thanksgiving is kind of our primary holiday that we see a lot of passengers coming in and out of the airport."