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American teenager Weston Mckennie makes Schalke debut

Goal.com logo Goal.com 20-05-2017

Move over Christian Pulisic – there is a new American teenager in the Bundesliga.

Weston McKennie, 18, made his professional debut for Schalke 04 at Ingolstadt on Saturday in the club's final match of the Bundesliga season.

McKennie entered the match in the 77th minute, replacing Donis Advijaj in the Royal Blues' midfield. With Schalke down a man, the match ended in a 1-1 draw.

First #S04 substitution: Donis #Avdijaj @WMckennie Good luck for your debut, Weston! #FCIS04 pic.twitter.com/EHlBSUi073

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— FC Schalke 04 (@s04_en) May 20, 2017

It was the first appearance in Schalke's gameday squad for McKennie and fellow American teenager Haji Wright, who didn't see any game action.

Both players impressed for Schalke's U-19 side this season: Wright scored 12 goals in 21 matches this campaign, while McKennie netted four in 21 games.

Schalke did not allow the duo, along with fellow U-19 star Nick Taitague, to be a part of Tab Ramos' U-20 World Cup squad after being called up, much to the U.S. boss' chagrin.

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