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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.

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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.

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.