The Lieblingspanzer that Could: Weston McKennie at Schalke

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  1. ebbro

    ebbro Member+

    Jun 10, 2005
    While I'm not negative on him I'd say, for his club, not cementing himself in a particular role is an issue, or potential issue if it's not resolved soon. It's fine if the club has a thin squad and he can fill lots of roles, but it limits his ability to grow, and if the club starts adding "specialists" in positions he fills he may find less and less time on the pitch. For country, he hasn't been so great lately.

    Wes himself said over the summer/ late last season he wanted to nail down one position and not be a jack of all trades. He knows he needs that to grow.
     
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  2. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    which game?
     
  3. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    He's still a starter and he's only 21. His club is pretty big by Bundesliga standards. Sucks that he can't simply be a midfielder but it says a lot that the manager depends on him to help fill in other spots.
     
  4. laxcoach

    laxcoach Member+

    Borussia Dortmund
    United States
    Jul 29, 2017
    Eye of the beerholder. Not sure which game but there's been more crappers than good games with the USMNT since Nepotism 2022 started and everyone looks bad chasing balls.
     
  5. wixson7

    wixson7 Member+

    May 12, 2009
    boulder
  6. mace

    mace Member

    Indy 11
    United States
    Jun 5, 2004
    USA
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Watched the all touch. Not perfect but quite beast like. Skill at the 10 minute mark was impressive. Couple boneheaded passes in 12th minute. Impressive in the air. Could have done better on goal #2. This is a midfielder playing center back, an absolutely key position where you don’t just put anyone. He impresses me a lot, and has for a few years now. I still think the sky’s the limit
     
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  7. Bruce S

    Bruce S Member+

    Sep 10, 1999
    Canada at our place
     
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  8. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    That is very true, and a source of worry because Jacks o' all-trades tend to be replaced when a club finds a fixed formation that works.
     
  9. dougtee

    dougtee Member+

    Feb 7, 2007
    i don’t like that he hasn’t tightened up his mental game and eliminated some of defensive lapses
     
  10. butters59

    butters59 Member+

    Feb 22, 2013
    That's a good game. May be not by Schalke standards, but we don't have a CB that makes less mistakes.
     
  11. Casper

    Casper Member+

    Mar 30, 2001
    New York
    Neither does Schalke. Including Wes, because he ain't a CB.
     
  12. hype25

    hype25 Member

    Jul 17, 2016
    Starts vs. Eintracht Frankfurt
     
  13. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    Is he playing LCB in a 3?

    Ladies and Gentlemen we have our LB! (not sure if that's where he is or where he just popped up. I just came in off the roof.)
     
  14. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    Wes with a suicide-header. Looks to be hurt.

    stretchered off. Looks not good. Guessing it a shoulder/collar-bone thing by how he was laying, but just a guess.
     
  15. largegarlic

    largegarlic Member+

    Jul 2, 2007
    Ugh...McKennie with a really nasty fall after jumping to challenge a header. He might have dislocated his shoulder (if I had to guess). It looks like he's getting stretchered off.
     
  16. Unimane

    Unimane Member+

    Jul 28, 2009
    Nashville
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That's either a separated shoulder or a broken collarbone, if I were guessing. Not good, at all.
     
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  17. dougtee

    dougtee Member+

    Feb 7, 2007
    oh no weston :(
     
  18. hype25

    hype25 Member

    Jul 17, 2016
    Very unfortunate. This also makes Schalke's CB even more thin as Mckennie was filling in for the injured Sane and Stambouli. /have to think he'll be out the next two matches...after those next match isn't till Jan. 17th so he'll have time to heal.
     
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  19. Magikfute

    Magikfute Member

    Mar 9, 2001
    Lancaster, PA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Damnit. Better a shoulder than a knee I guess.
     
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  20. m vann

    m vann Moderator
    Staff Member

    Colorado Rapids, Celtic FC, & Louisville City
    Sep 10, 2002
    Denver, CO
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    As a dude that’s had 12 dislocations and 3 surgeries, from plays like that, I know that face all too well from Weston. It’s not good. You could see his shoulder pop out on the landing. I cringed. I just hope it isn’t bad. Shoulders and dislocations are tricky. Once you’ve had one....you are so susceptible to more.
     
  21. frankburgers

    frankburgers Member+

    May 31, 2016
    Weston done for a while. Sargent too. Dest out today. Weah Hurt for months. Adams who knows.

    What a rash of injuries for the young players. Weston looked to have broken collarbone or dislocated shoulder.
     
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  22. Magikfute

    Magikfute Member

    Mar 9, 2001
    Lancaster, PA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Shalke crowd chanting his name as he was stretchered off. He’s a popular young man at that club.
     
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  23. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Always glad to hear that about our boys.
     
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  24. bct81

    bct81 Member+

    Mar 17, 2007
    Colorado (formerly northern Virginia)
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    back to the same situation ..... we need many players playing overseas because injuries are just a fact of life.

    Adams
    McKennie
    Sargent
    Dest
    Weah

    sorry to see what happened to Weston - he will be back and it is great how the fan base was cheering for him .... but looked nasty - collar bone, dislocated shoulder elbow, wrist or some combination of them .... he had really elevated before he started to pivot in the air. Cringeworthy to watch it happen.
     
  25. Ger90

    Ger90 Member+

    May 13, 2016
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    according to Sky he's suspected of dislocated shoulder.
     

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