Watch McKennie’s sensational gesture with a young fan in Qatar
United States fans that traveled to the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup to watch the USMNT’s games live, surely had a blast during the match against Iran, in which the Stars and Stripes team managed to secure the win and their spot in the Round of 16.
.@WMckennie: A+ human
— U.S. Men's National Soccer Team (@USMNT) November 30, 2022
But a young fan was also wishing to catch the attention of her idol, Weston McKennie, hoping that he could see the sign she held up in the stands. “#8 McKennie please give me your shirt.”
The USMNT’s communication team spotted the little girl in the stands and the Juventus midfielder greeted her after the match, gifting her his game worn jersey, after what both of them fused in a hug.
Weston McKennie had a good game and helped his team secure their spot in the knockout stage of the World Cup, alongside Tyler Adams and Yunus Musah his taken control of the midfield battles for the United States.
But despite his overall good performance, McKennie missed several opportunities to score prior to Christian Pulisic’s scoreboard opener, something that he’ll surely intend to change for the Netherlands matchup in the Round of 16.