Weston McKennie had one of his most memorable weeks for Juventus. (Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports)
Within a four-day span, Weston McKennie struck twice for Juventus.
On Wednesday, the U.S. men’s national team midfielder tallied Juve’s lone goal in a 2-1 loss at Inter Milan in the Super Coppa Italiana.
He headed home a deflected cross from Alvaro Morata to give the defending champions a 1-0 lead before Inter rallied to win.
On Saturday, McKennie scored an insurance goal for the Italian side in its 2-0 home victory over Udinese. The 23-year-old McKennie headed in Mattia De Sciglio’s left-wing cross from seven yards into the lower right corner past goalkeeper Daniele Padelli in the 79th minute.
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The U.S. international enjoyed a strong attacking game, thoroughly involved in many of Juve’s offensive thrusts.
He was part of the build-up in Paulo Dybala’s 19th-minute goal and laid off the ball to his teammate in the 65th minute. Dybala, however, sent his shot wide left.
After the final whistle, McKennie walked over to some fans with American flag and gave them his Juventus shirt.
McKennie has four goals across all competitions for Juventus this season.
Barring a major surprise, the one-time FC Dallas youth standout is expected to be called into the USMNT for its three World Cup qualifying matches during the winter window.