Weston McKennie

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Weston McKennie: Contract extension 'not a difficult decision'

The last few weeks have been quite eventful for Weston McKennie. The 20- year-old extended his contract and finished runner up at the Gold Cup after captaining the US national team in the final. In an interview with schalke04.de, the midfielder looks back on a busy summer and talks about the future.

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McKennie starts as captain but USA lose in the Gold Cup final

The USA national team were the defending champions but fell at the final hurdle in the defence of their title. On Monday night, Weston McKennie’s team lost 1-0 in the Gold Cup final against Mexico. In front of a packed crowd of 62,493 in Chicago, Schalke’s midfield dynamo started as captain for his country for the first time in his career.

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Weston McKennie on target again as USA reach Gold Cup final

The USMNT have taken the next step on their way to defending their Gold Cup title. Weston McKennie played his part once again, as the US side overcame Jamaica with a 3-1 victory on Thursday (04/07). The Royal Blue had scored the only goal of the game in the previous game, as Gregg Berhalter’s side beat Curacao 1-0 in the quarter final.

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Gold Cup: Weston McKennie heads USA into the semi-finals

Weston McKennie was the USA’s match winner on Monday morning against Curacao in the Gold Cup. The midfielder, whose contract extension had been announced earlier that day at Schalke, headed home a Christian Pulisic cross in the 25th minute to win the game.

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S04 extend contract with Weston McKennie until 2024

Head of Sport Jochen Schneider today announced that Weston McKennie’s contract has been extended until 2024. McKennie’s contract was due to expire at the end of the 2021/22 season.

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Gold Cup: McKennie’s team progress into the quarter-finals undefeated

Weston McKennie did not feature in the USA’s last group game of this year’s Gold Cup. The Royal Blue midfielder watched on from the bench as his team, who had already qualified for the quarter-finals after two wins, celebrated a 1-0 win against Panama.

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Record win for Weston McKennie and the USA at the Gold Cup

Two games, two wins: The USA National Team have secured their passage to the next stages of the Gold Cup with a game to spare, beating Trinidad and Tobago 6-0 in Cleveland on Sunday.

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Weston McKennie starts the Gold Cup with a 4-0 win

The US national side began their Gold Cup campaign with a convincing 4-0 win over Guyana on Wednesday morning (19/6). Weston McKennie started the game in Saint Paul/Minnesota and assisted the first goal for Paul Arriola in the 28th minute.

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Heavy friendly defeat for USA

USA lost their final friendly game ahead of the Gold Cup. Gregg Berhalter’s team were defeated 3-0 by Venezuela on Sunday (09/09) in Cincinnati, Ohio. Weston McKennie played 62 minutes for the hosts.

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McKennie called up to USA squad for Gold Cup

Weston McKennie has been called up to the USA squad for the upcoming Gold Cup in the United States, Costa Rica and Jamaica. US head coach Gregg Berhalter has included the Royal Blues midfielder in his final 23-man squad for the tournament despite McKennie not featuring in the USA’s 1-0 friendly defeat against Jamaica last night.

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Gold Cup: Weston McKennie called up to USA provisional squad

US national team head coach Gregg Berhalter has picked Weston McKennie in his provisional squad for the upcoming Gold Cup. The Gold Cup will be held between the 18th June to 18th July in the USA, Costa Rica and Jamaica.

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Suat Serder: Need to be more clinical in front of goal

After a scoreless draw against FC Augsburg on Sunday 5th May, Schalke are unhappy to have let key goal-scoring opportunities pass them by. With two games remaining, Schalke are aiming to pick up six points. schalke04.de has all the post-match reactions from the head coaches and players.