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American teen McKennie gets first Bundesliga start vs. Bayern

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Schalke’s Weston McKennie of the USA runs for the ball during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and VFB Stuttgart at the Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)


A Tuesday quartet of Bundesliga matches features one of extreme interest to American soccer supporters.

Believe it or not, it has nothing to do with Christian Pulisic, nor Timmy Chandler, Fabian Johnson, and Alfredo Morales.

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Nope, that’s because Bayern Munich’s visit to Schalke will stand as the first Bundesliga start for 19-year-old American midfielder Weston McKennie.

The youngster turned 19 a couple weeks behind his buddy Pulisic, and has four senior appearances for Schalke. He will certainly receive a USMNT call-up soon.

A central midfielder, McKennie is paired with prized asset Leon Goretzka. An even match through 20 minutes, Bayern has just got ahead through a Robert Lewandowski penalty kick given through VAR.

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