Texas teen Weston McKennie makes 1st start for Schalke

Weston McKennie, an 18-year-old midfielder from Texas, made his first competitive start for Schalke in a 2-0 win at the fourth-tier team Dynamo Berlin on Monday in the first round of the Germany Cup.

A former member of FC Dallas’ youth program. McKennie played until the 55th minute.

He made his Schalke debut on the final day of the last Bundesliga season, entering as a 77th-minute substitute in a 1-1 tie against Ingolstadt.