Son of Liberian President George Weah, Timothy Weah scored USA first goal of Qatar 2022 World Cup during a 1-1 draw with Wales at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Al-Rayyan, west of Doha on November 21, 2022.
The 22-year-old opened the scoring in the first half for USA before Wales levelled up through Gareth Bale spot kick.
Timothy Weah becomes the first son of a former Ballon d’Or winner to score a goal in a World Cup.
His father, George Weah, never got to play in a World Cup due to Liberia inability to qualify for a World Cup tournament.
With his goal for the U.S.A Men National Team, Tim Weah became the first player to score against Wales in a FIFA World Cup since Pelé
The name “Weah” holds special reverence in the soccer world, and for good reason. In the 1990s, George Weah, a spindly striker from Monrovia, Liberia, set fire to the European game, bagging goal after goal for a number of the continent’s best sides, including AC Milan.
Thirty years later, there’s another Weah headlining marquees across the soccer world. Timothy Weah is one of USMNT’s most exciting players, a lanky winger blessed with speed and footwork to mystify even the stoutest of defenders.