Reyna re-ups with Manchester City

January 19, 2006

MANCHESTER, England -- U.S. captain Claudio Reyna signed a one-year contract extension with Manchester City in England's Premier League.

The 32-year-old midfielder has scored four times in 53 appearances since joining Manchester City from Sunderland in August 2003. He moved from Scotland's Glasgow Rangers to Sunderland in 2001.

"The club's going in the right direction, and it's nice because we have everything in place to continue the success over the next few years," Reyna said after Thursday's announcement.

Reyna has played in 14 games this season and is sidelined until mid-February following surgery for a broken ankle. He is expected to start for the U.S. team at this year's World Cup.

"It'll be nice to represent the club at the World Cup, and it's just nice to know your future too, and that the manager knows that I'd like to stay here," Reyna said. "I like where the club's going, and it's a great place to play your football. There's really nowhere else I'd like to go."

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