- Gio Reyna told Insider he eats burgers and watches Sunday Night Football on his cheat days.
- “I’d be good to go for for the evening,” said the USMNT.
- Reyna is a Buffalo Bills fan and is backing them to win the Super Bowl this season.
Gio Reyna has been living and playing soccer in Germany for well over three years now, but he hasn’t exactly taken a shine to the country’s cuisine.
Asked by Insider what his favorite cheat meal is, the Borussia Dortmund and USMNT star said: “It’s definitely not a German food.”
Instead, his favorite cheat dish is a either French fries or a burger.
“If I can just get some good French fries, that’s all I need for my cheat meal,” he said. “I also don’t have burgers often, but when I do have one, which is very rare, I like to do it nicely. I’ll have more of a gourmet, healthy, really nice and juicy burger versus a McDonald’s, or Wendy’s, or Burger King.”
Reyna, who recently became an ambassador for energy drink brand C4 Energy, does like one German food, however.
“I mean, I love schnitzel,” he said.
Schnitzel is a thin slice of meat, typically pork, that is breaded and fried.
“Schnitzel with some fried potatoes, that’s really good,” added Reyna. “But if we are talking a cheat day thing, which doesn’t happen often, I would probably still go with a burger or maybe have my chef make some wings.
“Then I’d put on some Sunday Night Football and I’d be good to go for the evening.”
When it comes to football, Reyna – who was born in Sunderland, where his father, Claudio, used to play, but raised in New York – supports two teams.
“The [Baltimore] Ravens are like my family’s team and [Buffalo] Bills are my New York team,” he said. “Josh Allen. Lamar Jackson. Those are my two guys.”
Fortunately for Reyna, both the Ravens and the Bills have enjoyed excellent starts to the 2022 NFL season.
The Ravens are 5-3 and on top of the AFC North, while the Bills are 6-1 and leading the AFC East.
“I’m just lucky that I have two really good teams to support,” said Reyna.
“The Bills are, in my opinion, the best in the league right now. And the Ravens. They’ll be good. They’ve had some ups and downs so far this season dealing with some injuries here and there.
“Both the teams will make a run, but the Bills are going to win the Super Bowl.”