McKennie’s USMNT career is not over, head coach Berhalter says
United States head coach Gregg Berhalter says Weston McKennie’s international career is not over despite being banished mid-camp after “a violation of team policy”.
Berhalter refused to go into the specifics of 23-year-old Juventus midfielder McKennie’s breach amid speculation he had a visitor into the team’s bubble.
McKennie drew widespread criticism and was subsequently suspended.
“Of course. It’s an open-door policy,” Berhalter told reporters when asked if McKennie has a future with the national team.
“When he is performing well he’ll be back in the team.”
“Very rarely would there be a situation where a player would never be allowed back into national team camp. That’s not how we operate.”
He added: “Me and Weston have long conversations. He is a guy I care about deeply. He is a big part of the team, and I’m sure when he is performing well [for Juventus] he’ll be back in the team.”
McKennie has 25 caps for USA, scoring seven goals.