Weston McKennie makes Schalke debut

Weston McKennie makes Schalke debut


Weston McKennie makes Schalke debut

18-year-old American international Weston McKennie became the second-youngest player to feature in a Bundesliga match, coming on as a second-half sub in a 1-1 draw at Ingolstadt on Saturday.

The midfielder entered the match in the 77th minute, replacing Donis Advijaj in Schalke’s midfield. However, the youngster couldn’t help 10-men Schalke earn more than a point in the season-ending draw.

It was McKennie’s first game action for Schalke’s senior squad after impressing at the U-19 level. McKennie scored four goals in 21 matches for Schalke’s U-19’s, while fellow American teenager Haji Wright netted 12 goals in 21 appearances. Wright was also named to Saturday’s squad, but did not enter the match.

McKennie became the second youngest American to play in the Bundesliga behind Borussia Dortmund’s Christian Pulisic.

McKennie was expected to be a part of Tab Ramos’ U-20 World Cup roster, but Schalke did not release the youngster after being called up.

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