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Americans Abroad Player of the Week: Weston McKennie

Weston McKennie continued his torrid run of excellent form last week, starring in a pair of Juventus victories, and further cementing himself as a first-choice option for Massimilano Allegri.

McKennie started in Juve’s UEFA Champions League win against Zenit St. Petersburg, emerging as one of the team’s best players on that day, then followed through with a Man of the Match-worthy effort in Sunday’s 1-0 victory over Fiorentina. The pair of quality outings made McKennie the easy choice for SBI Americans Abroad Player of the Week for the second time in three weeks (and he was a close to Joe Scally last week).

McKennie completed 88 percent of his 66 passes, delivering four key passes in the process while also striking the woodwork with a shot.

Against Fiorentina, McKennie was a man possessed, contributing game-highs in tackles (5), dribbles (5) to go with a whopping 13 duels won, two key passes as he went the full 90 minutes to help Juventus shut down Fiorentina’s high-flying attack.

McKennie wasn’t the only American to play well this week. Here are the other top Americans Abroad performers from the past week:

John Brooks

Brooks was sharp in Wolfsburg’s 1-0 win against Augsburg, completing 77 of 83 passes while adding three clearances. He was even better in Wolfsburg’s Champions League win against Red Bull Salzburg last week, contributing six clearances, four recoveries and three interceptions in a 2-1 win.

Gianluca Busio

Turned in a strong outing to help Venezia pull off a stunning 3-2 upset win over AS Roma on Sunday. The teenage midfielder completed 42 of 47 passes while adding three key passes, three tackles, five recovers and five duels won.

Tyler Adams

Another busy week for Adams concluded with a big win, as he played well in RB Leipzig’s 2-1 victory over Borussia Dortmund. Adams, who also started in the midweek Champions League draw with Paris Saint-Germain, completed 84 percent of his passes, adding a game-high four dribbles to go with nine duels won and five recoveries.

Alan Sonora

The American-born midfielder registered a goal and assist in Independiente’s 3-0 win over Arsenal de Sarandi on Saturday, continuing his strong season in Argentina. He now has four goals and four assists this season.

DeAndre Yedlin

Another two-start week for Yedlin, who was steady in a pair of draws for Galatasaray. He was on of the team’s best players in a 1-1 league draw with Fatih Karagumruk after a good shift in a Europa League draw with Lokomotiv Moscow.

What did you think of McKennie’s performances this past week? Which American Abroad impressed you the most last week?

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  1. US needs to sack Berhalter for not bringing more talented players from Europe. Come on Paul Ariola, Zimmerman, and Largent. Didn’t he learn from his loss against Panama


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