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VIDEO: George Weah’s son scores for US on full international debut

Liberian President George Manneh Weah’s son Timothy Weah scored on his full international debut as USA beat Bolivia 3-0 on Monday. Weah, 18, who was born in New York, struck 59 minutes into the friendly at Philadelphia’s Talen Energy Stadium.

The Paris St-Germain forward and Josh Sargent, another Europe-based teen, were two of several new faces selected by caretaker coach Dave Sarachan. Sargent, 18, made it 2-0 after Walker Zimmerman gave the US a half-time lead. With the win, the MNT moves to 2-2-4 all-time against Bolivia.  Tim Weah’s 59th minute goal made him the fourth youngest MNT goal-scorer all-time.  Weah follows Christian Pulisic (17 years, 253 days; May 28, 2016 vs. Bolivia), Agudelo (Nov. 17, 2010 at South Africa) and Jozy Altidore (18 years, 96 days; Feb. 6, 2008 vs. Mexico). Sargent goal seven minutes earlier makes him the MNT’s fifth youngest goal scorer, just two days behind Weah (18 years, 102 days).


Weah, who has played three league games for PSG, previously represented the US in the Under-17 World Cup and made his senior debut as a late substitute during a friendly win over Paraguay in March.

His goal came seven minutes after Sargent, who is yet to make his professional debut for German side Werder Bremen, pounced on a blunder by Bolivia goalkeeper Guillermo Viscarra to score on his international debut. In another development the U.S. Men’s National Team heads to Europe to take on Republic of Ireland on June 2 in Dublin at Aviva Stadium in Dublin (3 p.m. ET; ESPN2, UniMás, UDN) and France on June 9 at Groupama Stadium in Lyon (3 p.m. ET; ESPN, UniMás).

From our research Seven of the players that appeared in the match represented the USA at a Youth World Cup: Palmer-Brown (2015, 2017 U-20), Olosunde (2015 U-17), Pulisic (2015 U-17), Rubin (2015 U-20), Sargent (2017 U-17, U-20), Villafaña (2009 U-20), Weah (2017 U-17). Born just two days apart, Sargent (Feb. 20) and Weah (Feb. 22) jointly became the first players born in 2000 to earn a start for the MNT ,Sarachan replaced Bruce Arena in October, after the US failed to qualify for the World Cup. George Weah – who also played for Manchester City and Chelsea – is now the president of Liberia.





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