Schalke's Pair Of American Phenoms Promoted To First Team For Final Match
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A pair of United States youth internationals are being given the opportunity to make their Bundesliga debuts for Schalke 04 this weekend. Haji Wright, 19, and Weston McKennie, 18, have received promotions to Schalke's first team squad for their final match of the Bundesliga season on Saturday against Ingolstadt.
48' > WESTON MCKINNIE!! FCD takes a 3-0 lead as the midfielder's volley dribbles over the line! pic.twitter.com/OASVUlv9Hg— FC Dallas Youth (@FCDallasYouth) June 23, 2016
— Schalke 04 USA (@s04_us) May 11, 2017
The two Americans will not be the only young players to join the Schalke squad for their final game. Prized German youth international Luke Hemmerich, 19, will also be making the trip.
Earlier in May, U.S. U-20 coach Tab Ramos had the intention of calling up McKennie for the U20 World Cup, but Schalke decided to keep him in Germany for their U-19 tournament.
Schalke sporting director Christian Heidel has said that McKennie could become a first team regular next season. If you're interested in getting a glimpse of the two, Schalke vs. Ingolstadt will be available on FS2 at 9:30 AM ET.