Weston McKennie re-signs with Schalke 04 through 2023-24 season

Midfielder Weston McKennie, who scored the winning goal for the USA in its 1-0 victory over Curacao in the Gold Cup quarterfinals, has signed a contract extension with Schalke 04 that keeps him with the Bundesliga club through the 2023-24 season.

“The decision was very easy for me," he said, "because I’ve constantly been able to enjoy the unbelievable support of our fans. The board have likewise always stood behind me. I’m looking forward to what the future holds."

McKennie, 20, joined Schalke from the FC Dallas academy in 2017 and debuted for the first at the end of his first season. He played 22 and 24 league games in the next two seasons. He scored winning goals -- his only two goals -- in back-to-back games against Lokomotiv Moscow in the UEFA Champions League and Fortuna Duesseldorf in the Bundesliga in October 2018.

Schalke 04 struggled in 2018-19, falling to 15th place. It has hired German-American David Wagner, the former Huddersfield Town manager, as head coach.

1 comment about "Weston McKennie re-signs with Schalke 04 through 2023-24 season".
  1. R2 Dad, July 1, 2019 at 10:23 p.m.

    Schalke is going to have to get busy in the summer transfer market if WM is going to avoid playing as a centerback--again. Maybe Naldo should have stayed another year? It's the first of July and Dortmund has already signed their targets--which is how an organized back office should operate. Can Schalke get their act together? Or do they just enjoy dropping down against the relegation zone?  Whomever was supposed to replace Goretzka, didn't. 

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