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Pulisic, Barco, McKennie highlight Italian publication's young player rankings

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The future of both the U.S. Men's National Team and MLS is looking solid, according to Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport.

The publication recently ranked the top 100 players in the world born in 1998 or later and American wonderteen Christian Pulisic clocks in at number two, behind only Paris Saint-Germain and France superstar Kylian Mbappe.

Americans Abroad Midweek Preview: Weston McKennie, Matt Miazga and more

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It's a week for cup action as Americans across three countries participate in domestic tournaments.

German soccer is headlined by the DFB-Pokal, which features several Americans as the quarterfinal round kicks off. Weston McKennie's Schalke and John Brooks' Wolfsburg collide while Aron Johannsson's Werder Bremen takes on Bayer Leverkusen.

Weston McKennie suffers knee injury in Schalke's draw with Hannover

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Weston McKennie could be set for some time on the sidelines after suffering a knee injury.

After coming off the bench in the 63rd minute of Sunday's match, McKennie lasted just 20 minutes before hurting his right knee. The issue came when the U.S. Men's National Team midfielder collided withHannover's Felix Klaus.

Schalke experimenting with Weston McKennie at centerback

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Weston McKennie has made waves in the center of the field since breaking through with Schalke, but manager Dominic Tedesco sees the American prospect as a potential answer in a different position.

Schalke has been experimenting with McKennie at centerback throughout the winter break and recently deployed the young star at the position in a 2-1 friendly win over Belgian side Genk on Sunday.

Mixed results for USMNT players in the DFB Pokal

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The DFB Pokal round of 16 was on the midweek schedule in Germany, the last games before the Bundesliga winter break. Weston McKennie subbed on in the 79th minute for Schalke in their 1-0 home win over Cologne. Maximilian Meyer scored the game's only goal in the 63rd minute with Ralf Fahrmann keeping the clean sheet.

Americans Abroad Tuesday Rewind: Weston McKennie, Alfredo Morales and more

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Two Americans took the field in German cup action on Tuesday, but only one was able to guide his team out of the third round.

The DFB-Pokal resumed on Tuesday afternoon, and Weston McKennie came on as a late substitute to help Schlake advance past FC Koln. After Maximilian Meyer's 63rd minute goal, McKennie joined the fray in the 79th minute, helping to kill off the match.

Americans Abroad Wednesday Rewind: Weston McKennie, DeAndre Yedlin and more

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Wednesday saw many Americans Abroad settle for defeat, but Weston McKennie and Schalke did just enough to earn three points in a Bundesliga shootout.

McKennie started and went all 90 minutes in the midfield for Schalke, who took down Augsburg, 3-2, on Wednesday afternoon. After conceding a two-goal lead on second half scores from Augsburg's Caiuby andMichael Gregoritsch, Schalke finished the job on an 83rd-minute penalty kick fromDaniel Caligiuri.

Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: Christian Pulisic, Weston McKennie and more

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Two young Americans could go head-to-head in one of German soccer's best rivalries.

Christian Pulisic and Weston McKennie face off over the weekend as Borussia Dortmund takes on Schalke in Bundesliga play. Pulisic's status remains a bit questionable after the midfielder missed out on Champions League action due to injury.

Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: Weston McKennie, DeAndre Yedlin and more

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Following the U.S. Men's National Team's draw with Portugal, several players that took the field on Tuesday face massive matches on the club level.

In Germany, Weston McKennie returns to Schalke for a clash of Americans against Bobby Wood's Hamburg. Christian Pulisic, who was not a part of USMNT camp, leads Borussia Dortmund against Stuttgar while John Brooks looks to build on a strong USMNT performance as Wolfsburg takes on Caleb Stanko and Freiburg.

Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: John Brooks, Weston McKennie and more

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John Brooks could make his long-awaited Bundesliga debut for Wolfsburg following a layoff as his club takes on another young American Abroad.

Brooks returned to the bench for DFB-Pokal action midweek, making this weekend's matchup against Weston McKennie and Schalke a reasonable return date for the U.

Americans Abroad Tuesday Rewind: Alfredo Morales, Weston McKennie and more

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Tuesday was full of cup action, and it was Alfredo Morales that proved the standout with a big goal in the DFB-Pokal.

The Ingolstadt midfielder fired the third of three goals for his side, who picked up a 3-1 win over a Julian Green-less Greuther Furth in Tuesday's second round German Cup action.

Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: Christian Pulisic, Weston McKennie and more

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The 2018 World Cup qualifying cycle on Tuesday, but now, past, present and future members of the U.S. Men's National Team return to their club level as the look ahead to 2022 begins.

This weekend's schedule is headlined by action in Germany, starting with Christian Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund's clash with RB Leipzig.

Weston McKennie sidelined with thigh injury

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Weston McKennie has rapidly become a key part of the Schalke midfield, but the young American midfielder is set to miss some time due to injury.

Schalke announced on Wednesday that McKennie has picked up a thigh strain in the club's 1-1 draw with Bayer Leverkusen. According to the club, McKennie's return will depend on the healing process, but he is expected to miss roughly two weeks, keeping him out of the Oct.

After missing out on qualifying squad, Weston McKennie sees World Cup call-up as 'realistic opportunity'

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Weston McKennie understands why he isn't a part of the current U.S. Men's National Team squad. He's too young and too inexperienced for vital matches against Panama and Trinidad & Tobago. It would be too big of a risk.

However, the 19-year-old Schalke star does have his sights on representing the U.

Weston McKennie extends contract with Schalke

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Weston McKennie has rapidly become part of the Schalke first team, and the club has now taken the step to lock the midfielder up for years to come.

Schalke announced on Wednesday that McKennie has signed a new deal with the club, extending his contract until 2022. McKennie's prior deal was set to expire after the 2020 season.

Weston McKennie earns first Bundesliga start as Schalke faces Bayern Munich

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Weston McKennie has impressed during his time with the Schalke first team this season, but the American midfielder faces his biggest test to date on Tuesday afternoon.

McKennie was selected as part of Schalke's starting XI to face Bayern Munich in Tuesday's Bundesliga clash (2:30 p.m., Fox Sports 1).

Weston McKennie impresses in 'very good' Schalke start

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Weston McKennie earned his first senior start with Schalke on Monday, and coach Dominic Tedesco came away impressed with the young American midfielder.

McKennie started and played 58 minutes in Schalke's2-0 DFB Pokal win at Dynamo Berlin on Monday. McKennie's start comes in the aftermath of a senior debut to close the last campaign as the midfielder made a substitute appearance in the final match of the club's 2016-17 campaign.

Weston McKennie starts for Schalke in DFB-Pokal opener

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One of the young Americans waiting to make his mark on the first team in Germany earned his first chance of the new season to impress on Monday.

Weston McKennie, who was promoted to the Schalke first team at the end of last season, made his first start for the Bundesliga club on Monday in the DFB-Pokal opener against BFC Dynamo from Berlin, a team from the Regionalliga Nordost in the fourth tier of German soccer.

Weston McKennie impressing in preseason with Schalke senior squad

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18-year-old Weston McKennie is impressing with Schalke's senior squad this summer.

After making his senior debut in Schalke's final Bundesliga match of last season, the U.S. youth international is looking to earn a permanent place with the club. McKennie is coming off a standout display against Besiktas on Thursday in China, where he added an assist in a 3-2 victory.

Wright, McKennie to remain with Schalke first team under new coach

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It's another positive development for a pair of Americans Abroad, as Haji Wright and Weston McKennie will remain with the Schalke first team next season.

The two young Americans have been mingling with the first team of the Bundesliga side for a short while, with McKennie earning an appearance and Wright making the bench for the team's match against FC Ingolstadt last season, and now it appears their hard work has earned them permanent places with the senior squad.

American teenager Weston McKennie makes Schalke debut

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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.

Wright, McKennie called up to Schalke first team

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With the Bundesliga season coming to a close, two American youngsters may get a chance to impress on the final matchday of the campaign.

Schalke has called up Haji Wright and Weston McKennie from the Under-19 side to the first team ahead of the club's game against Alfredo Morales and Ingolstadt, which has already been relegated.

U.S. U-20s Wright, McKennie, Taitague train with Schalke first team

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A trio of United States Youth National Team players are getting some serious looks in Germany.

Haji Wright, Weston McKennie, and Nick Taitague all trained with the Schalke 04 first team on Wednesday as they got some serious work and looks from the coaching staff. The three young Americans abroad all play for Schalke's U-19 team as they try and further their hopes of playing for their European club.

United States Men's National Team

Jona Gonzalez and US Soccer’s lingering communicat

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By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jan 4, 2018) US Soccer Players - After a mostly disappointing 2017, many USMNT fans have turned their focus towards the youth movement that's widely expected to unfold under the next coach. Interim coach Dave Sarachan already gave a glimpse of what that might look like with the squad called in for November's friendly vs Portugal.

Pulisic, McKennie ready to square off in Revierderby

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Christian Pulisic and Weston McKennie are two of the USMNT's brightest young stars. The two teenagers are mere weeks apart in age, and, for the first time ever, will play a competitive match against each other on Saturday.

This weekend's big rivalry match in Germany is the Revierderby between Pulisic's Borussia Dortmund and McKennie's Schalke 04.

Weston McKennie scores as USMNT earns tie with Portugal

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The U.S. Men's National Team's young guns got their first experience of senior action on Tuesday and it was one of the team's youngest players that provided a goal in a solid performance in Portugal.

Weston McKennie scored a first half goal from the USMNT, but an Ethan Horvath blunder saw Portugal come back and earn a 1-1 draw at theEstádio Dr.

SBI USMNT Man of the Match: Weston McKennie

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Weston McKennie couldn't have asked for a better U.S. Men's National Team debut.

The 19-year-old Schalke midfielder found the back of the net in his first start in the USMNT's first game since failing to advance to the World Cup. The goal and McKennie's play in the midfield earned the young Schalke star honors as SBI USMNT Man of the Match.

Next generation of USMNT stars ready for opportunity against Portugal

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A month of the heartbreaking disappointment of failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, there's a renewed sense of excitement in the U.S. Men's National Team camp.

Interim manager Dave Sarachan called in plenty of fresh faces, some of whom may have been valuable in October if given the opportunity, for Tuesday's friendly against Portugal.

Sargent, McKennie, Adams headline USMNT roster for Portugal friendly

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The U.S. Men's National Team has called in the young guns ahead of the upcoming friendly with Portugal.

Budding stars Josh Sargent, Weston McKennie and Tyler Adams headline the list of 21 players called into USMNT camp by interim head coach Dave Sarachan ahead of the Nov. 14 match against Portugal.

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Weston McKennie ready to get back in action for Schalke

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After missing a week of action with a thigh strain, Weston McKennie is back and ready to go for Schalke 04 when they face Mainz on Friday.

#Tedesco on @nabilbentaleb42 and @WMckennie: "Both are fit and ready for first team action." #S04M05 #s04 pic.

Schalke 'surprised' by Ramos criticism

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Following the release of the U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team roster for the upcoming World Cup, many were left surprised by the absence of Weston McKennie and Nick Taitague. The two Schalke stars figured to be key members of the squad, but neither was on the roster.

On Tuesday, head coach Tab Ramos let his feelings be known, revealing that Schalke refused to let the two join their national team.

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Two FC Dallas Acadmey Players Named to US U15s

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Midfielders Weston McKennie of Little Elm, Texas, and Alejandro Zendejas of Allen both of who play for the FC Dallas Acadmey have been named to the newest US U15 Team by coach Tony Lepore. Also named to the club is local goalkeeper Ben Hale of Frisco who plays for Liverpool America FC. The 36-player roster is for the team's upcoming training camp from Oct.