Weston McKennie has now scored two headed goals in the span of three days for Juventus. The American netted a goal in the Supercoppa Italiana on Wednesday and was once again a menace in the air on Saturday against Udinese. The McKennie goal vs Udinese provided Juventus with some breathing space as the Italian giants won 2-0.
Weston McKennie Goal Vs Udinese
ANOTHER GAME, ANOTHER HEADER FOR WESTON MCKENNIE pic.twitter.com/kbMVMOVn3K— CBS Sports Golazo ⚽️ (@CBSSportsGolazo) January 15, 2022
This was McKennie’s fourth goal for Juventus during the 2021-22 season. Three of those have been headers.
I can comfortably say that the 23-year-old is the USMNT’s best player at the moment. His work rate in the midfield has been incredible for Juventus and now he has two goals in the last week to show for it.
Juventus had taken a 1-0 lead in the first half courtesy of a classy Paulo Dybala strike in the 19th minute.
Paulo Dybala's left foot. Magic. pic.twitter.com/bCOoq1tWFH— CBS Sports Golazo ⚽️ (@CBSSportsGolazo) January 15, 2022
Udinese looked threatening at times as Juventus looked to extend the lead. McKennie answered the call in the 79th minute.
McKennie will have two more games with Juventus — a Round of 16 Coppa Italia meeting with Sampdoria and a trip to the San Siro against AC Milan — until he joins the USMNT for three World Cup qualifiers.