USMNT’s youth shows up against Wales

USA's Timothy Weah celebrates after scoring the first goal of the match against Wales on November 21.
USA’s Timothy Weah celebrates after scoring the first goal of the match against Wales on November 21. (John Sibley/Reuters)

Timothy Weah’s 36th minute goal for the USA might have you thinking, “Hmm, that last name sounds familiar.” That’s because the 22-year-old’s father is none other than George Weah, former Liberian soccer player and current president of the West African country.

George Weah had a prolific professional career, spending five seasons with AS Monaco — and winning the French Cup in 1991 — before heading to Paris Saint-Germain, who he led to the French Cup, league title and the semifinals of the 1995 Champions League. Weah moved to Italy and won the Scudetto twice with AC Milan, but he’s perhaps most famous for being the first and only African to date to win the Ballon d’Or, the award given to the best individual footballer in any given year.

Still, during his incredible career, Weah Sr. was never able to play in the World Cup. An achievement his talented son has been able to accomplish in the most incredible way in Qatar.

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