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VIDEO: US youngsters Wright, McKennie combine for Schalke goal

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Schalke’s Haji Wright, left, scores his side’s first goal after he got the ball from Schalke’s Weston McKennie, up, during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Bayer Leverkusen in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)


Wednesday was a big day for USMNT talent in Germany’s top-flight.

Haji Wright scored his first goal for Bundesliga side Schalke, and his countryman Weston McKennie grabbed the assist.

Right on half time Wright flicked home from close range after McKennie had nodded a header from a corner into his path. The goal made it Schalke 1-2 Bayer Leverkusen at half time.

Wright, 20, has broken into Schalke’s first team this season to join McKennie, also 20, as a regular.

The good times for young American players in the Bundesliga keep on arriving, as Josh Sargent jumped off the bench for Werder Bremen and scored with his first-ever touch in the Bundesliga earlier this month.

Take a look at the goal below.