Weston James Earl McKennie is an American midfielder who competes for both the United States national team and Serie A club Juventus.
McKennie is a versatile player who can play a variety of midfield positions, primarily as a box-to-box or a deep-lying defensive midfielder.
Weston McKennie was born on August 28, 1998. He is 24 years old as of 2022. He claims Little Elm, Texas to be his hometown despite the fact that he was born in Fort Lewis, Washington.
Tina McKennie and John McKennie are the parents of Weston. According to sources, his mother is a housewife and his father served in the American military.
Between the ages of six and nine, McKennie resided in Kaiserslautern, Germany, when his father, an American Air Force officer, was assigned to the neighboring Ramstein Air Base. Before returning to the US, McKennie began playing soccer for the neighborhood club FC Phönix Otterbach in 2004.
McKennie started playing for senior clubs at Bundesliga team Schalke 04 after going through the youth system. He made a name for himself on the first team in 2017–18, appearing in 25 games across all leagues. McKennie moved on loan to the Italian champions Juventus after three seasons; the arrangement became permanent in March 2021.
At both the junior and senior levels, McKennie has represented the United States abroad. He made his senior debut in 2017, and since then, he has won the inaugural 2021 CONCACAF Nations League and placed second in the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
McKennie has participated in games for a number of American youth national teams, including the under-17 and under-20 squads. On November 14, 2017, the United States played Portugal in a friendly match, and McKennie received his first call-up to the senior team. He scored in his debut.
McKennie was expelled from the national team on September 7, 2021, during the penultimate round of 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying, for violating COVID-19 team rules by bringing a guest into his hotel room while the team was in Nashville, Tennessee, for their match against Canada. He was forced to miss the final two games of the series as a result.
Weston McKennie has a net worth of $2.5 million from his career as a footballer.