U.S. Abroad Tracker (25 and younger): Schalke 'darling' McKennie gets ninth Bundesliga start

Weston McKennie  went the full 90, but missed a sitter, in Schalke's 3-2 win over Augsburg that moved Schalke into second place. The 19-year-old's appearance marked his 12th Bundesliga game of the season, his ninth start and the fourth game in which he went the full 90.

A SportBild article before the game was headlined, "Tedesco's Darling," referring to how fond Schalke coach Domenico Tedesco is of the Texas product.

"Weston has no fear," Tedesco said. "He always wants the ball, no matter how tight the space is. He's not satisfied with just swimming along, but wants to make an impact."

McKennie came oh so close to scoring his first Bundesliga goal in the fourth minute when he met a pass from Guido Burgstaller one yard from the goal line, but slid into the ball and knocked it wide.

The SportBild article that said McKennie runs more than seven and a half miles almost every game.

• Outside back DeAndre Yedlin had a solid outing in Newcastle's 1-0 loss to Everton on a Wayne Rooney goal.

GOALKEEPERS:
WEDNESDAY
Jonathan Klinsmann (20, Hertha Berlin/GER), did not dress, 3-1 vs. Hannover 96
Brady Scott (18, FC Cologne/GER), did not dress, 0-1 at Bayern Munich

DEFENDERS:
THURSDAY
Shane O'Neill (24, Excelsior/NED), at Ajax
Desevio Payne (21, Excelsior/NED), at Ajax
WEDNESDAY
*Matt Miazga (22, Vitesse/NED), 90 minutes, 2-2 vs. Willem II
DeAndre Yedlin (24, Newcastle United/ENG), 90 minutes, 0-1 vs. Everton
TUESDAY
John Brooks (24, Wolfsburg/GER), 90 minutes, 1-1 vs. RB Leipzig
Caleb Stanko (24, Freiburg/GER), sub-12 minutes, 1-0 vs. Bor M'Gladbach

MIDFIELDERS:
WEDNESDAY
Emerson Hyndman (21, Bournemouth/ENG), did not dress, 0-1 at Man. United
Weston McKennie (19, Schalke 04/GER), 90 minutes, 3-2 vs. Augsburg
TUESDAY
Christian Pulisic (19, Bor. Dortmund/GER), 70 minutes, 2-0 at Mainz
Kyle Scott (19, Chelsea/ENG), did not dress, 3-1 at Huddersfield Town

FORWARDS:
WEDNESDAY
Keaton Parks (20, Benfica/POR), did not dress, 1-2 at Rio Ave (Portuguese Cup)
Maki Tall (22, Tours/FRA 2), 90 minuts, 1-2, at Amiens (League Cup)
TUESDAY
Bobby Wood (25, Hamburg/GER), did not dress, 1-2 vs. Eintracht Frankfurt
*On loan.
*On loan

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