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.