Weston McKennie reached an individual milestone on Saturday in Turin and proceeded to christen the occasion with a strong overall performance.
McKennie started and registered one assist in Juventus’ 3-1 home victory over Lazio on Saturday. The U.S. men’s national team midfielder made his 100th appearance for the Old Lady, logging 72 minutes in the match.
Dusan Vlahovic and Federico Chiesa gave Juventus a 2-0 lead in the first half after scoring 16 minutes apart. Luis Alberto pulled one goal back for Lazio in the 64th minute before Juventus would regain its two-goal lead thanks to McKennie’s helper.
McKennie’s long-ball over the top of the Lazio backline allowed Vlahovic to pick up possession and race towards goal. Vlahovic netted his second goal of the match to cap off an important home victory for the Old Lady.
The 25-year-old McKennie won five duels, made one interception, and made three recoveries.
Fellow USMNT attacker Timothy Weah replaced McKennie in the 72nd minute, logging 18 minutes off the bench.
Juventus sits second in the Serie A table and next travels to Sassuolo on Sept. 23.