USMNT's Weston McKennie Scores His First Goal for Juventus


USMNT and Juventus player Weston McKennie scored his first goal with Juventus on Saturday against city rival Torino. 

The midfielder, who signed with Juventus on Aug. 29, scored the goal in the 77th minute of the match when he headed home off a corner kick routine to tie it at 1-1. Juventus went on to win 2–1. 

McKennie, 22, came to Juventus from Schalke, on loan with an option to buy. In doing so, he became the first American to play for the storied Italian club. His goal, by extension, is the first for an American at the club.

On Nov. 1, McKennie made his third Serie A start and picked up his first assist for Juventus in a 4-1 victory over Spezia Calcio.

Juventus is second in Serie A behind AC Milan. The club returns to action Tuesday vs. Barcelona in the Champions League, with both clubs already having clinched their places in the round of 16.