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USMNT Stock Watch: Weston McKennie and Tim Weah trending up, Bill Hamid and injured Greg Garza down

Celtic’s Tim Weah (above) and Schalke’s Weston McKennie both cracked the scoresheet for their clubs over the weekend. (Jane Barlow/AP)

The Bundesliga is back following its month-long winter break, and so is your U.S. men’s national team Stock Watch. The timing is good. There is no shortage of American players impressing with their clubs early this year.

That’s a welcome change from 2018, when more than a few USMNT regulars found consistent minutes hard to come by. It’s not all kittens and ice cream this week, though. Here are 10 Americans based in Europe, MLS or Mexico who are making waves right now, for better or worse.

Trending up

M Weston McKennie, Schalke (Germany)

The 20-year-old midfielder got the start and the game-winning assist in Sunday’s 2-1 victory over Wolfsburg and USMNT teammate John Brooks.

Takeaway: The helper was a bonus; McKennie was excellent throughout Sunday’s match. It was an ideal beginning to the second half of the season for the hard-running Texan, who started just eight of Schalke’s first 17 games, partly — but not entirely — because of injuries.

F Tim Weah, Celtic (Scotland)

Weah got his six-month loan from Paris Saint-Germain got off to a perfect start, coming off the bench to score a well-taken goal on his Celtic debut: Read more...

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