Weston McKennie is, with Christian Pulisic and Giovanni Reyna, the best American soccer player at the moment. He is giving great impressions in his first season at Juventus and has just had the honor of playing the match where the Old Lady won the Supercoppa Italiana, beating 2-0 Napoli.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored the first goal of that match. It was not only the definite break of the equality in the scoreboard, it meant also the breaking of the record as the top scorer ever of this sport, surpassing the mark set by Josef Bican 80 years ago. But coming back to the team title, CR7 got something for the USMNT player with this trophy.
The win on this tournament made of McKennie the first American player ever who wins it. Michael Bradley and Alexi Lalas are the most recent players from USA to play in Italy, but the Texan midfielder was the first to lift a trophy in that country. He was close to not playing due to an injury and commited a penalty, but fortunately for him, it was missed and got this huge privilege.
This season is not being that good for Juventus. They are sixth in Serie A and 10 points behind the leader, AC Milan, being this a gap too big for a club that won the last nine Scudettos, and cannot be accepted. The team hopes to save the season bringing home UEFA Champions League, the title Cristiano wants so bad.