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USMNT, Schalke man McKennie leaves Mexico match with injury

Portugal vs USA - International Friendly

LEIRA, PORTUGAL -NOVEMBER 14: United States of America midfielder Weston McKennie during the match between Portugal and United States of America International Friendly at Estadio Municipal de Leiria, on November 14, 2017 in Leiria, Portugal. (Photo by Carlos Rodrigues/Getty Images)

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One of the USMNT’s brightest young prospects has suffered a knee injury and left Tuesday’s match against Mexico in Nashville after 40 minutes.

Weston McKennie left the field and told trainers that it was a non-contact injury, according to the broadcast. It’s 0-0 at the break in Tennessee.

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No one wants to make any definitive statements on injuries, but non-contact injuries sometimes mean ligaments, and that can be very bad news.

McKennie, 20, is a regular starter for Schalke in the Bundesliga and has played defensive mid, attacking mid, and even some center back for the Gelsenkirchen side.

Tuesday was his sixth cap for the USMNT. He has one goal.

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