What player did Weston McKennie play with when he played the soccer video game FIFA? Cristiano Ronaldo. Who’s now McKennie’s teammate? Cristiano Ronaldo.
Will be fun to watch Weston McKennie play for Juventus. McKennie opened his first news conference as a Juventus player on Monday with a bit of cultural flair, speaking in Italian.
Hilarious how he used to play as Cristiano Ronaldo in FIFA Soccer or another soccer video game as the player who is now his teammate. I’m sure Cristiano will even find that hilarious and appreciate McKennie’s personality and his dynamic play on the field.
“It’s an honor to be here,” the 22-year-old midfielder said in the local language after becoming the first American to join the famous Italian team.
McKennie, who signed from German club Schalke at the end of last month, then switched to English and spoke about racial injustice in the United States, as well as being a teammate of Cristiano Ronaldo.
McKennie has been outspoken about racism and led the protests in Germany after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
McKennie started playing soccer while spending part of his childhood in Germany. He is joining Juventus on loan but the deal requires the club to purchase his full rights at the end of the season for 18.5 million euros ($22 million), although the fee could reach 25.5 million euros ($30 million) with bonuses.