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Hoops Home & Abroad: Weston McKennie shines in two friendlies

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Preseason is in full gear for several players.

Welcome to another week of Big D Soccer’s coverage of your favorite players with ties to FC Dallas, the FCD Academy, and the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

With the Gold Cup Break, there is no MLS action. There’s still plenty of preseason action to go around, as well as USL and NASL action to keep us entertained.


Europe - (Season concluded)

Weston Mckennie (AP - Schalke 04/Bundesliga): Weston suited up on Saturday, and played 31 minutes in Schalke 04’s friendly at SC Paderborn 07 (German Division 3). Weston played quite well, and below, is a video of all his touches in that match:

Weston started yesterday and played the entire first half, as Schalke 04 hosted Turkish powerhouse Beşiktaş. Weston would get an assist in the 44th minute, as Schalke 04 would go on to win 3-2 against Beşiktaş. Here’s the game in it’s entirety:

Mexico - (Season concluded)

Rogelio Funes Mori (DFW - Monterrey/Liga MX): Rogelio started on Thursday (July 13), as Monterrey hosted Murcielagos (Ascenso MX). Rogelio had a hell of a day, bagging himself a hat trick, as Monterrey would get the 3-0 victory over their visitors.

Central America & South America

Blas Perez (FCD - Municipal/Guatemala): Blas started yesterday in a friendly against Universidad SC. Blas scored a goal to tie it up, and Municipal would go on to win 2-1 against visiting Universidad SC.

Major League Soccer - No games scheduled due to Gold Cup

Lee Nguyen (DFW - New England Revolution):

Greg Garza (DFW - Atlanta United FC):

Jared Jeffrey (DFW - D.C. United):

Dillon Powers (DFW - Colorado Rapids):

USL & NASL (All USL Games are available for replay on USL YouTube)

Corben Bone (DFW - FC Cincinnati): Corben started and played the full match. Corben had a solid game, with 74.9% passing accuracy on 38 passes attempted, as FC Cincinnati won 3-2 at Louisville City FC.

The win sees FC Cincinnati to 6th place in the Eastern Conference.

Devin Vega (AP - San Antonio FC): Devin started on Friday as San Antonio FC hosted OKC Energy FC. Devin played 91 minutes before being subbed off, and had a solid game, with 87% passing accuracy and 2 key passes. San Antonio FC and the OKC Energy played to a 1-1 draw.

The draw keeps San Antonio FC 2nd place in the Western Conference.

Stephen McCarthy (DFW - San Antonio FC): Stephen started and played 82 minutes, in San Antonio FC’s 1-1 draw against the visiting OKC Energy FC.

Eric Avila (FCD - Phoenix Rising): Eric started on Saturday, as Phoenix Rising hosted Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC. Eric had a good game, with 84.6% passing accuracy on 52 passes attempted, with two shots on goal, and two key passes. Phoenix would go on to a 2-1 victory over the Switchbacks.

The victory keeps Phoenix rising 9th place in the Western Conference.

Ruben Luna (FCD/AP - RGVFC Toros): No match scheduled last week.

Conor Doyle (DFW - Puerto Rico FC): Conor started and played the full 90 minutes, as Puerto Rico FC lost 2-1 at North Carolina FC.

The loss sees Puerto Rico FC conclude the NASL Spring Season in last place. They will now get a one week break before the start of the NASL Fall Season.

HH&A’s Game of the Week: San Antonio FC vs. Real Monarchs SC, Saturday, July 22, 7:30pm CST, USL YouTube Channel

A battle between the top two squads in the USL, is our game of the week. This is a game that San Antonio FC can’t really afford to lose, as the Monarchs have a seven point lead on SAFC. A victory by the Monarchs could see them threaten to run away with the best league record.