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Report: Mark McKenzie headed to KRC Genk

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A promising USMNT prospect takes on a new challenge

MLS: Inter Miami CF at Philadelphia Union Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

It seemed like only a matter of time, and that time has come. Mark McKenzie is going to test himself at the highest level and reports say he is headed to Europe. More specifically, the center back will be joining RKC Genk according to Jonathan Tannenwald.

The 21 year-old has three MLS seasons under his belt after he signed with the Philadelphia Union as a homegrown player. McKenzie has the tools that should make him successful in a more challenging league. He’s steady on the ball, has solid positional awareness, and excellent passing.

McKenzie joins fellow Americans Ethan Horvath and Matt Miazga in the Juplier League and will look to establish himself on the Genk roster. His move comes as he popped up in transfer rumors speculating that he may be moving to Scotland, Germany or England. Young American players in MLS are becoming a sought after commodity internationally as McKenzie also joins teammate Brenden Aaronson in moving to Europe.