Tim Weah, the son of Liberian president, George Weah has become the first player to score for team USA in the 2022 world cup in Qatar.
The 22-year old from New york, made this debut in 36 minutes which is the first half, in the world cup opener game against wales.
This achievement by Tim Weah is a fulfilment of his fathers dream, who despite a brilliant career never got the chance to play in the world cup.
George Weah, currently serving as president of Liberia since 2018, was formally a football legend who played for Milan. He scored 58 goals in 147 appearances with the Rossoneri, winning the Ballon d’Or in 1995.
In March 2018, Weah became the first player born in 2000 to earn a senior national team cap, starting as a substitute in a game against Paraguay. Since then, he has gained 25 caps, started eight of 14 World Cup qualifiers, and scored three goals for the United States Men National Team (USMNT).
The USA team, who have the second-youngest roster in the tournament, are in their first World Cup since they last played in Brazil 2014.
The goal scored by the young champ, was the first for the United States in Qatar 2022, and is also the first that Wales received in a World Cup, since Pelé scored against them in Sweden 1958, Well, since then they have not reached a World Cup tournament.
Tim Weah also broke an international record by becoming the first player born in this millennium to score at a FIFA senior world cup.
According to an interview by Fox sports, “It’s a blessing,” Weah says. “It will be an honor to represent my family on the biggest stage ever and represent my country. Everyone will be happy living the dream through me.”