- Position: Midfielder
- Date of Birth: 8/28/1988
- Pro Team: Juventus
- Height: 6"1'
- Weight: 175
- Caps: 27
- Goals: 6
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.
“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.
2021: 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.
2020: Started against Wales on Nov 12 and Panama on Nov 16. Won the US Soccer Federation’s Male Player of the Year award.
2019: 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.
2018: Played in six games.
2017: Playing at U-17, U-19, and U-20 level, McKennie, debuted for the senior squad against Portugal on Nov 14 and scored.
2020-21: 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.
2019-20: Finished 14th with Schalke, but became a key contributor over a difficult season.
2018-19: Battled injury issues to make 23 appearances for Schalke in the Bundesliga and played in six Champions League games. Schalke finished 14th.
2017-18: Played in 22 games for Schalke, finishing 2nd and qualifying for the Champions League.
2016-17: Turned pro with Schalke, playing in one game on May 20, 2017. Schalke finished 10th.
Youth Soccer: Member of the FC Dallas youth system, signed to play at the University of Virginia but instead signed with Schalke.