With European seasons now back in full swing and Major League Soccer heading into the home stretch, U.S. Men’s National Team players are making an impact at home and abroad.
In Italy, midfielder Weston McKennie became just the third USMNT player after Alexi Lalas and Michael Bradley to appear in Serie A. The 22-year-old Texan earned his Juventus debut from Andrea Pirlo – himself making his coaching debut – as the Bianconeri collected a 3-0 win against Sampdoria to open the Serie A campaign.
McKennie created a few opportunities, with a first-half chance of his own going over the bar before he played a part in Juventus’ second goal. Pouncing on a loose ball following a corner kick, McKennie’s quick shot was saved before Leonardo Bonucci put home the rebound in the 78th minute.