Official: Reyna Reyes Signs Contract Extension Through 2026
The Fifth Overall Pick in the 2023 NWSL Draft signs an extension with the Portland Thorns through 2026.
In the 2023 NWSL Draft, the Portland Thorns had two picks (#5 and #12) in the first round. With their selection at #5, they selected D/MF Reyna Reyes out of Alabama.
She was touted as one of the best fullback prospects to ever be available in the draft. Reyes has been solid, dependable, and consistent in her rookie season for the Portland Thorns.
Reyna Reyes agreed to new contract terms and her option for the 2026 season was executed after her appearance in Portland’s match against the North Carolina Courage on Aug. 20.
In her rookie season, she has appeared in 21 games (10 starts) in all competitions. Reyes has scored two goals with one each in the NWSL Challenge Cup and regular season.
The first ever goal she scored was an equalizer against the San Diego Wave in stoppage time.
The Mexico International has already earned four caps with the senior team. She will now play in 2023 W Gold Cup qualifier matches against Puerto Rico and Trinidad & Tobago. Those matches will be on September 22 and 26, respectively.
General Manager Karina LeBlanc and Head Coach Mike Norris on Reyes’ extension:
“We are excited that Reyna wants to make a long-term commitment to the club and establish Portland as her home,” said Thorns FC general manager Karina LeBlanc. “Reyna is a special young talent that we believe has a bright future in this league and will contribute not only on the field for this team for many years, but also make an impact in our community.”
“Reyna has come into this group and made an immediate impact on the field as a rookie,” said Thorns FC head coach Mike Norris. “She has shown her attacking qualities on the ball and tremendous tenacity in her defending. Reyna has shown great growth this season as a young professional and we look forward to working with her as she continues to develop with us.”
For the full press release, you can read it here.
The future is bright for this player for club and country. She will be a starter for the Portland Thorns and Mexico Women’s National Team for the next decade.
I got a chance to speak with Reyna Reyes after her call-up to the Mexico Women’s National Team, her excitement for this next World Cup cycle, and her rookie year.
Thank you all for the support!
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