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USMNT prospect McKennie signs new Schalke deal

Weston McKennie Schalke

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Good friends Weston McKennie and Christian Pulisic could be set for a long spell on either side of one of the world’s best derbies.

McKennie, 19, signed a new contract extension with Schalke on Wednesday, committing his future to the club through the 2021-22 season.

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He’d started the last two matches for Schalke, his first two Bundesliga starts, and has become a big part of the club’s future since arriving from FC Dallas.

McKennie did not mince his words when describing his commitment to Gelsenkirchen in a press release:

“It was an easy decision for me to make. I love the club and everything here: my teammates, the head coach and the fans. I’d love to stay here forever.”

Pulisic extended his deal at Dortmund in January, locking him to BVB through 2019-20. Both players could become the most important players on the USMNT within a couple years (Well, Pulisic already is).

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