Watch Timothy Weah's Sublime Finish Against Wales As USA Score First World Cup Goal Since 2014

Watch Timothy Weah's Sublime Finish Against Wales As USA Score First World Cup Goal Since 2014

  • Timothy Weah netted USA's first World Cup goal since 2014 against Wales
  • Weah was played in by a fantastic through pass from Chelsea star Christian Pulisic
  • Weah is also the son of Liberia's president and 1995 Ballon d'Or winner George Weah

USA forward Timothy Weah produced a sublime finish, to give his country the first goal against Wales in their opening 2022 World Cup game.

This is USA's first World Cup since 2014, and the signs in their opening match are promising despite having an inexperienced squad.

Timothy Weah, USA, Wales, 2022 World Cup
Timothy Weah is the first USA player born in the 2000s to score at the World Cup. Photos by Clive Mason and Matthew Ashton.
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Weah plays his club football for French giants Lille and he has now realised his World Cup dreams, 12 years after his father took him to the final of the 2010 edition when he was just 10.

Surprisingly, Weah is the son of the current President of Liberia and arguably Africa's greatest-ever footballer, George Weah.

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Weah Senior made his name in the top clubs in Europe in the 90s. He laced his boots for Monaco, Paris Saint-Germain and the legendary AC Milan side of the 1990s.

Weah won the Ballon d'Or in 1995 but never played at the World Cup, according to the Daily Mail.

Weah nets for USMNT

Weah Junior showed early signs of scoring, when his cross hit Wales defender Joe Rodfon in the face and was headed directly towards the goal.

However, it went straight to Wales keeper Wayne Hennessey, who saved Rodon's blushes.

However, Wales's passive approach to the game was punished by the lively Weah and Christian Pulisic.

The Chelsea winger pounced on a loose ball in midfield run toward the goal before playing Weah with a sublime through ball, who scored in the 36th minute.

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Biden calls team USA

Sports Brief earlier reported on US President Joe Biden calling the USMNT squad before their game against Wales, to wish them well.

While speaking with the players via a video call, Biden was optimistic that their young team could go all the way in the tournament.

The USA are drawn in group B with England, Wales and Iran. The Three Lions won their first match 6-2 over Iran.