Overcoming Pulisic and Sergino Dest, the best Juventus rookie in the US 2020. Juventus young talent Weston McKennie has surpassed Christian Pulisic (Chelsea) and Sergino Dest (Barca) to receive the best American football player award. 2020.
The home page of the US Football Federation yesterday announced midfielder Weston McKennie was voted Men’s Player of the Year 2020 for excellence in the past year. McKennie earned 44% of the total votes, beating other notable stars like Chelsea’s Chrisitian Pulisic (27%) and Barca’s Sergino Dest (14%).
At 22, McKennie is the fourth youngest player to ever receive the award with others as teammates at the US, Christian Pulisic (19 years 2017 and 21 2019), and Landon Donovan (21 years 2003). and Peter Vermes (22 years old, 1988). This is also the third consecutive year that McKennie has appeared in the Top 3 of the best footballers of the year.
With this honor, McKennie was one of 26 different players to win the Player of the Year award since it first started in 1984. He also became the second Italian player to be honored. , after Alexi Lalas in 1995.
He said he wanted to thank everyone for this great honor. It has been a journey, especially through difficult times during a pandemic. The fans have been attached to his team all this time and he really appreciates that. Hopefully in 2021 you and your fans can have many more memories together.
McKennie made a total of 29 appearances with 4 goals and 2 assists for Schalke and Juventus in 2020. The 22-year-old midfielder regularly started in Schalke’s squad, appearing 15/16 Bundesliga games. With a high loan deal to Juventus in August, McKennie slipped straight into manager Andrea Pirlo’s starting line-up in the club’s opening game three weeks later.
Currently, McKennie is a top priority in coach Pirlo’s squad, having appeared in 13 matches in all competitions in Juventus jerseys, including five Champions League matches, where he helped Juventus to be in 1/8 round with top position.
McKennie has 2 goals and 1 assists in the last 4 matches for Juventus. He became the third American to score in Serie A, when his 80th-minute header helped Juventus beat Torino 2-1 in the Derby della Mole on December 5.