Weston McKennie plays soccer for the Serie A club Juventus and the United States national team. His national football career started in 2017 and had made 9 goals in a total of 38 appearances. He is mainly a midfielder and can play in a number of positions, mainly as a box-to-box or deep-lying defense midfielder. But what McKennie is actually known for is his versatility on the ground where he can also play beautifully as a center-back, full-back and even as a striker. Get some detailed information about the player like Weston McKennie net worth 2023, career breakthrough, controversies, etc from this post.
Weston McKennie Net Worth as in 2023
Weston McKennie plays for the Italian giants Juventus and is currently earning a sum of around 2.5 million euros (about 2.2 million pounds) per year. His total net worth currently stands at around $3 millions. Professional contracts and sponsorship deals are the primary sources of his earnings.
|Net worth (2023)||$3 million|
|Annual salary (with Juventus)||€2.5 million|
Weston McKennie Biography
|Full name||Weston James Earl McKennie|
|Years active (national career)||2017 – present|
|Date of birth||28 August 1998|
|National team||United States|
|Parents||Tina McKennie (mother) John McKennie (father)|
Weston McKennie Professional Career
McKennie joined FC Schalke in 2016 and was promoted to the first-team squad in 2017 after spending less than a year with the academy team. He made his professional debut in May as a 77th-minute substitute but made his first start later in September that year. Weston then signed a five-year contract with the team where he proved to be a valuable asset to them.
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McKennie joined Serie A side Juventus on a year-long loan in 2020 and made his league debut in September. His Champions League debut for the club came in the second match of the group stage. McKennie scored his first goal for Juventus on December in the Derby della Mole against Torino where he scored the equalizer of the match leading ultimately to secure a 2–1 win. Right after this game, McKennie scored his first Champions League goal for Juventus against Barcelona. He secured the goal via a scissor kick on the volley helping his team win by 3–0.
After playing for the United States under-17 and under-20 national teamMcKennie earned his first senior team seat for a match against Portugal in 2017. He made a goal in his debut match. In 2019, McKennie scored the fastest hat-trick in the US men’s national team’s history, scoring three goals in thirteen minutes against Cuba.
FIFA 2022 & Weston McKennie
Weston wasn’t able to leave any impression in 2022 FIFA World Cup in the Group B match between United States and Wales. McKennie got a yellow card in the opening minutes for a foul on Welsh player Neco Williams. The yellow card was issued to Weston even before the 15-minute mark which was quite upsetting for and the players alike.
Personal Life of Weston McKennie
Weston McKennie was born on 28 August 1998 in Fort Lewis, Washington to Tina and John McKennie. From age six to nine McKennie lived in Germany where started playing soccer for the local club FC Phönix Otterbach. His family later moved back to the United States.
McKennie signed a National Letter of Intent in 2016 to play for the University of Virginia. He later turned down the scholarship and instead decided to go professional.
Honors received by Weston McKennie
Weston McKennie is the recipient of the following honors as a part of his team and an individual:
- Coppa Italia: 2020–21
- Supercoppa Italiana: 2020
- CONCACAF Nations League: 2019–20
- CONCACAF Gold Cup runner-up: 2019
- US Soccer Player of the Year: 2020
- CONCACAF Nations League Player of the Tournament: 2021
Weston McKennie Controversy
During the final round of 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying in 2021, McKennie was dropped from the national team. This happened because McKennie broke COVID-19 team protocols by bringing a guest into his hotel room in Tennessee, while he styed with the team for their match against Canada. He missed the final two matches of the series as a result. While initially no further details of the events were given, the information was slowly revealed that Christian Pulisic’s sister, Devyn Pulisic, was the guest that Weston has bought to the hotel.
Weston McKennie’s transfer value is estimated to be around €26 million.
McKennie can play in numerous positions including midfield, center-back, full-back and striker.