Meet Weston McKennie, Schalke’s lively American midfielder

19-year-old Texan Weston McKennie is playing for Schalke in the Bundesliga. Find out more about what makes the youngster tick.

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[MUSIC PLAYING] - This season, I think for me, is going really well. I mean, just the time that I do get, the time that I'm able to get on the field, is fair enough. I of course want to play more and do more, but I'm still young and I still have my time ahead of me.


I'm the youngest on the team so I gotta take care of all the materials. (LAUGHING) He kind of instated me as the captain of the young players to take care of material. All the players did it at one point in their career. Everyone was young at one point. So maybe in a couple years I won't have to do it anymore. (LAUGHING)

Playing in behind Leon Goretzka and Nabil Bentaleb in my position, they're 2 world-class players-- world-known players-- and I can always learn from them. I guess you can say that I like to play rough. I do what I can to help my team win.

I love music. Music is a huge part of my life. I mean, as many players have it as their pregame and have it as a ritual for them, and that's sort of my ritual. It's something I have to have in my everyday life.


The players in the locker room always get on to me, saying, hey, shut up, Weston! (LAUGHING) You can't sing! It's something I'm always going to do. I'm always going to dance, I'm always going to sing.

(RAPPING) Chillin' with my team, we looking so fresh so clean, we here with the ladies and we hear 'em scream. (YELLING)


So that's the person I am.

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