The Untold Story Of Weston McKennie

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This article will tell you about the career highlights of Weston McKennie

Weston McKennie is an American football player who born on August 28, 1998, in Little Elm, Texas. He began his youth career with FC Dallas in 2009. McKennie quickly stood out as a talented player and was soon promoted to the club’s academy system.

He was also part of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy, where he was named to the Central Conference Starting XI in 2015.

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Career Overview

McKennie signed with German club Schalke 04 in 2016, becoming the first American player to join the team’s first team. He made his debut for the team on May 20, 2017, in a 1-1 draw with Ingolstadt. McKennie quickly established himself as a regular for the team, making 22 appearances in his rookie season.

In 2018, McKennie was named the team’s Young Player of the Year. Weston also helped lead the team to the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League that season.

The American continued to impress in the following seasons. He was a key player for Schalke 04 and earned the captain’s armband in the 2019-20 season.

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His performances in Germany caught the attention of the United States Men’s National Team. He made his debut for the team in November 2017 in a friendly against Portugal.

Weston quickly became a regular for the team, earning a spot on the roster for the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup. McKennie played a key role in the team’s run to the final, where they were defeated by Mexico.

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In August 2020, McKennie made a move to Italian giants Juventus on loan with an option to buy. He made his debut for the team on September 20, 2020, in a 3-0 win over Sampdoria.

The young talent quickly established himself as a key player for the team, making 46 appearances in his debut season and helping them win the Coppa Italia.

Weston McKennie
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In March 2021, Juventus exercised their option to buy McKennie, making the move permanent. McKennie continued to impress in his second season with the team. He scored some key goals and helping them reach the knockout stage of the Champions League. His performances earned him a spot on the 2021 Serie A Team of the Year.

McKennie’s success in Europe has helped elevate his status as one of the top American players in the world.

He played a key role in the United States Men’s National Team’s successful campaign to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, scoring some crucial goals along the way. McKennie is expected to be a key player for the team in the upcoming World Cup.


In conclusion, Weston McKennie has had an impressive career so far, from his early days in the FC Dallas academy system to his current success with Juventus and the United States Men’s National Team.

McKennie has established himself as one of the top American players in the world and is expected to continue making an impact for years to come.

By Shyam
Shyam Sharma who joined SPORTS BIG NEWS in 2021. Focuses on soccer – chiefly the Premier League, LaLiga, UEFA Champions League, Liga MX and MLS. On occasion, also covers American sports, general news and entertainment. Fascinated by the language of sport – particularly the under-appreciated art of translating cliché-speak.