Skip navigation
Sign up to follow your favorites on all your devices.
Sign up

WATCH: USMNT’s McKennie scores 88th minute Champions League winner

Russia Soccer Champions League

Schalke’s midfielder Weston McKennie, left, celebrates with his teammates after scoring his side’s opening goal during the Champions League Group D soccer match between Lokomotiv Moscow and FC Schalke 04 at the Lokomotiv Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)


It’s safe to say this goal comes straight from Weston McKennie’s dreams.

[ MORE: Pulisic tears calf ]

Every player imagines his first professional goal to come in a big spot against great competition, and the 20-year-old American’s first senior marker for Schalke hits both of those targets.

Level with Lokomotiv Moscow in the 88th minute of Schalke’s UEFA Champions League group stage encounter in Russia, McKennie powered a header home to give his side all three points.

It was McKennie’s 33rd match for Schalke, and he played in the No. 10 role of the club’s 4-2-3-1 formation.

McKennie had an assist in his UCL debut two weeks ago, a 1-1 draw against Porto.

Follow @NicholasMendola