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Hoops Home and Abroad: Weston McKennie injured

Looks like Weston will be missing quite a bit of time

FC Schalke 04 v Hannover 96 - Bundesliga Photo by TF-Images/TF-Images via Getty Images

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.

Weston suffered a serious setback, Atiba got his first start for Murcielagos, and Fabian Castillo looks to be going on loan from Trabzonspor.


Weston McKennie (AP - Schalke 04/Bundesliga): Weston suited up Sunday against visiting Hannover 96. Weston came on in the 63rd minute, with Schalke holding on to a 1-0 lead. Weston was in the midst of having a solid day, when disaster struck, as Weston suffered a knee injury and had to be replaced in the 83rd minute. Schalke would allow Hannover 96 to score soon after, and would have to settle for the draw.

The draw sees Schalke 04 remain 3rd place in the Bundesliga Table.

It was a tense day or two, while fans braced for potentially bad news:

It could have been worse, and now we wait to see if McKennie can return in time to make a difference for his team.

Next Match: Out 6 weeks.

Shaft Brewer Jr. (AP - RB Leipzig U19): No match scheduled.

Next Match: Wolfsburg U19 vs. RB Leipzig U19, Saturday, January 27, 4:00 am

Keaton Parks (DFW - Benfica/Primeira Liga): Keaton started Saturday for Benfica B at Nacional. Keaton would play the full match, as Benfica B would go on to lose 2-0.

Next Match: Belenense vs. Benfica, Monday, January 29, 3:00 pm

Emerson Hyndman (DFW - AFC Bournemouth): Emerson did not play for AFC Bournemouth this week. The rumor surrounding Hyndman transfering to MLS, looks to have been nothing more than that:

At this point, I think it’s safe to say, most fans just want to see Emerson leave Bournemouth so he can at least get some kind of playing time.

Next Match: your guess is as good as mine

Fabian Castillo (FCD - Trabzonspor/Super Lig): Fabian is out with an injury. Here’s the hot rumor surrounding Fabian this week:

This rumor has only gained steam, since it was first reported. We could find out as soon as today (according to some reports), if there is any truth to the latest rumor.

Next Match: Out for 3 weeks.

Mexico - Apertura Torneo

Rogelio Funes Mori (DFW - Monterrey/Liga MX): Rogelio started Saturday at home against Tijuana. Rogelio played the full match, as Monterrey earned a 0-0 draw.

The draw sees Monterrey to 6th place in the Liga MX Clausura.

Monterrey hosted Correcaminos (Ascenso MX) last night, in Copa MX action. Rogelio did not suit up in the 3-1 Monterrey victory.

Next Match: Guadalajara vs. Monterrey, Saturday, January 27, 9:00 pm

Alejandro Zendejas (FCD/AP - Atletico Zacatepec/Ascenso MX): Alex started Saturday, against visiting Cimarrones de Sonora. Alex played the full match, in a 1-0 victory for the home team.

The win sees Atletico Zacatepec to 5th place in the Ascenso MX Clausura.

Next Match: Murcielagos vs. Atletico Zacatepec, Friday, January 26, 10:00 pm

Omar Gonzalez (DFW - Pachuca/Liga MX): Omar did not suit up, in Saturday’s 3-1 victory over visiting Lobos BUAP.

The victory moved Los Tuzos to 9th place in the Liga MX Clausura.

Omar did not suit up Tuesday, as Pachuca won 1-0 at Celaya, in Copa MX action.

Next Match: Tigres UANL vs. Pachuca, Saturday, January 27, 7:00 pm

Atiba Harris (FCD - Murcielagos FC/Ascenso MX): Atiba suited up Saturday, but did not play in a 0-0 draw at Cafetaleros de Tapachula.

The draw keeps Murcielagos dead last in the Ascenso MX Clausura.

Atiba got his first start at Right Back for Murcielagos, Tuesday in Copa MX action, against visiting Necaxa. Atiba played the full match, as Murcielagos earned a 1-1 draw.

Next Match: Murcielagos vs. Atletico Zacatepec, Friday, January 26, 10:00 pm

Central America & South America

Nicholas Hagen (AP - Municipal/Guatemala), Blas Perez (FCD - Municipal/Guatemala): Blas and Nick both started and played the full match Sunday, in a 1-1 draw against visiting Comunicaciones.

Next Match: Siquinala vs. Municipal, Sunday, January 28, 12:00 pm

Moises Hernandez (FCD/AP - Comunicaciones/Guatemala): Moises suited up, and came on in the 64th minute, of the 1-1 draw at Municipal.

Next Match: Comunicaciones vs. Suchitepequez, Saturday, January 27, 5:00 pm

Anibal Chala (FCD - LDU Quito, Loan/Ecuador): While we still don’t have anything official on Chala, he is listed as being on loan in the opening day training camp roster.

Major League Soccer - Regular season completed

USL & NASL - Regular season completed