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Weston McKennie scores only to see Sassuolo sting Juventus late (video)

Joe Prince-Wright, Andy Edwards and Nick Mendola share their thoughts on the USMNT's Jekyll-and-Hyde form after the U.S. took two wins from three over the international break.

USMNT midfielder Weston McKennie got up close and personal with the highs and lows of Serie A on Wednesday, physically and metaphorically.

McKennie rose high to thunder home an equalizer for hosts Juve against Sassuolo, but was sliding along the grass in a desperate and failed bid to block the winner in Sassuolo’s first-ever away win at The Old Lady.

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Paulo Dybala’s pinpoint free kick was thumped home by McKennie to put Juve on level terms in the 76th minute.

The point would’ve kept Juve within a win of the top four, but the Serie A powers are not four points back of fourth-place AS Roma and 13 back of leaders AC Milan.

That’s because McKennie found himself the last man back and between a rock and a hard place during stoppage time.

Sassuolo’s Domenico Berardi hit a stunning, whirling pass that was just out of McKennie’s reach.

By the time the American realized he wouldn’t be able to stop a brilliant pass, turning to track down Maxime Lopez, it was too late.

Mattia Perin couldn’t come up with a wondersave and Juve went from a point earned to a historic point lost.

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