Weston McKennie is one of soccer's most unique talents. But Weston would be the first to admit that his meteoric rise to playing for Italy's biggest club and representing the United States on the world’s stage is grounded in the help, commitment and sacrifice of teammates, family, friends, and coaches.
In this exclusive documentary from The18 and the National Peanut Board, the official sponsor of teamwork, we tell the behind-the-scenes story of what it was like for Weston growing up – and the many people who supported him on his journey. We hear from Weston himself, as well as his brother, John McKennie Jr., his father, John McKennie Sr., his nephew, Darian Powell, and his first coach and longtime family friend, David Mueller. Together, they paint a picture of what it's like to go from a boy with a dream to one of the brightest stars for Team USA heading into the World Cup.