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USMNT's Weston McKennie Scores for Juventus vs. Inter in Italian Supercoppa Defeat

Weston McKennie's first club goal since October came on a big stage for Juventus, but it wasn't enough to secure more silverware for his side.

The U.S. men's national team midfield star headed Juve into the lead in the Italian Supercoppa on Wednesday, nodding down Alvaro Morata's cross in the 25th minute of the match pitting the reigning Serie A and Coppa Italia champions against one another.

McKennie, whose last goal in any competition came for the U.S. vs. Mexico in World Cup qualifying, was looking to win the trophy for a second straight year, but that quest went unfulfilled when Lautaro Martinez equalized for Inter from the penalty spot in the 35th minute and Alexis Sanchez won it at the death with his goal in the waning moments of extra time.

Nevertheless, the goal continues a rich run of form for McKennie, who will look to carry it into World Cup qualifying later this month for the U.S.'s matches against El Salvador, Canada and Honduras.

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The SuperCoppa might have been Juventus's best shot at lifting a trophy this season. The club sits in fifth place in Serie A, 11 points behind Inter, having played a game more. Juve is alive in the Champions League round of 16, where it'll face Villarreal, and it is also defending its Coppa Italia title, with a round-of-16 match vs. Sampdoria set for Jan. 18.

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