Bio of USMNT soccer player Weston McKennie who plays his club soccer with Juventus in Serie A.
Caps: 41 | Goals: 11
Weston McKennie started out in the FC Dallas youth system before moving to Schalke 04 in the Bundesliga. Already a proven talent at that level in Europe, McKennie is becoming key to the USMNT midfield. Showing he can perform for club and country, McKennie made a high profile move to Italian champions Juventus for the 2020-21 season. He won the US Soccer Federation’s Male Player of the Year award in 2020. In January 2023, McKennie joined Leeds United on loan for the remainder of the 2022-23 season.
“Today was a dream come true for me, it was truly amazing. I don’t score a lot of goals but I’m so pleased I managed to get one today. We managed to control the game after half time and finally got our reward…. We are very happy and relieved. The schedule is so busy that we don’t have much time to think about tonight. We have to concentrate on the game against Dusseldorf in the Bundesliga now. We won as a team today.” McKennie after scoring the winning goal for Schalke at Lokomotiv Moscow in the Champions League on Oct 3, 2018.
Youth Soccer: Member of the FC Dallas youth system, signed to play at the University of Virginia but instead signed with Schalke.
Started in the Nations League game at Grenada on Mar 24 and scored two goals. Started against El Salvador on Mar 27. Started in the Nations League semifinal against Mexico on Jun 15.
Started against El Salvador on Jan 27 and Canada on Jan 30. Started against Honduras on Feb 2 and scored. Subbed on against Morocco on Jun 1 and Uruguay on Jun 5. Started against Grenada in the Nations League on Jun 10 and subbed on against El Salvador on Jun 14. Started against Japan on Sep 23 and Saudi Arabia on Sep 27. Named to the World Cup squad on Nov 9. Started against Wales on Nov 21, England on Nov 25, and Iran on Nov 29. Started against the Netherlands in the round of 16 on Dec 3.
Started against Switzerland on May 30. Started in the Nations League semifinal against Honduras on Jun 3. Started and scored in the final against Mexico on Jun 6. Started against El Salvador on Sep 2 in Concacaf World Cup qualifying. Started against Jamaica on Oct 7. Started against Mexico on Nov 12 and scored.
Started against Wales on Nov 12 and Panama on Nov 16. Won the US Soccer Federation's Male Player of the Year award.
Started against Ecuador on Mar 21. Part of the 2019 Gold Cup squad. Started against Venezuela on Jun 9. Started against Guyana on Jun 18 and Trinidad and Tobago on Jun 22. Started against Curacao on Jun 30. Started against Jamaica on Jul 3 and scored. Started against Mexico in the 2019 Gold Cup final. Started against Mexico on Sep 6. Started against Cuba in the Nations League on Oct 11 and scored three goals in the opening 13 minutes. Started against Canada in the Nations League on Oct 15 and again on Nov 15. Started against Cuba on Nov 19.
Played in six games.
Playing at U-17, U-19, and U-20 level, McKennie, debuted for the senior squad against Portugal on Nov 14 and scored.
Returned to Juventus.
Played in 15 Serie A games for Juventus before moving on loan to Leeds United on Jan 30, 2023. Played in 19 games for Leeds, finishing 19th in the Premier League.
Finished 4th in Serie A with Juventus, missing time in the second-half of the season with a broken foot. Juventus made the final of the Coppa Italia.
Joined Juventus on loan with an option to make the move permanent on August 28. Juventus made the move permanent on Mar 3, 2021. Won the Supercoppa Italia, the Copa Italia, and finished 4th in Serie A.
Finished 14th with Schalke, but became a key contributor over a difficult season.
Battled injury issues to make 23 appearances for Schalke in the Bundesliga and played in six Champions League games. Schalke finished 14th.
Played in 22 games for Schalke, finishing 2nd and qualifying for the Champions League.
Turned pro with Schalke, playing in one game on May 20, 2017. Schalke finished 10th.