McKennie readies for World Cup with red, white & blue hair

Nov 19, 2022, 9:53 PM | Updated: Nov 20, 2022, 11:56 am
Midfielder Weston McKennie of the United States participates in an official training on the eve of ...

Midfielder Weston McKennie of the United States participates in an official training on the eve of the group B World Cup soccer match between United States and Wales, at Al-Gharafa SC Stadium, in Doha, Qatar, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

(AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

              Midfielder Weston McKennie of the United States, right, participates in an official training on the eve of the group B World Cup soccer match between United States and Wales, at Al-Gharafa SC Stadium, in Doha, Qatar, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
            
              Midfielder Weston McKennie of the United States participates in an official training on the eve of the group B World Cup soccer match between United States and Wales, at Al-Gharafa SC Stadium, in Doha, Qatar, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Weston McKennie got into the patriotic spirit, dying his hair red, white and blue ahead of the United States’ World Cup opener against Wales.

The 24-year-old midfielder from Fort Lewis, Washington, showed up with the new colors for Sunday night’s training session. McKennie, who plays for Juventus in Italy, previously had a streak of blond in his hair.

The Americans open the World Cup on Monday night after failing to reach the 2018 tournament.

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