Well, Juve open their Serie A campaign Sunday against Sampdoria and McKennie was in new coach Andrea Pirlo’s first starting XI. Wearing No. 14, McKennie lined up next to Adrien Rabiot in central midfield in a 5-4-1 formation — moving to right wingback in the 78th minute. He wound up playing all 90 minutes as Juventus cruised to a 3-0 victory, with McKennie's new superstar teammate Cristiano Ronaldo adding the final goal in the 88th minute.
The 22-year-old former FC Dallas academy standout is the first USMNT player to compete for the global powerhouse.