His dad is a symbol of Liberia – athletic and political. But he no longer grew up in the slums like George, he was born in New York, so he chose American citizenship and is now helping this tion to succeed in the World Cup. Thanks to a goal by 22-year-old Timothy Weah, the United States came close to winning the first game, which was taken from the pelty spot by Welsh Gareth Bale.
In total, he had four options for which country he would like to represent. After the father of Liberia, after the mother of Jamaica, and after the permanent residence of the parents, also France. She most wanted young Timothy Weah and offered him a job in her youth system. In the end, he chose the United States, his birthplace.
“My decision was not difficult at all. I love this country and my teammates too,” he said.
His father is an icon of Liberia. He was a Milan star, won the Ballon d’Or as the best player in Europe in 1995, and when he ended a rich career, he turned to politics. And it has pearls too. He has been President of the West African Republic since January 2018, having previously served in the Sete for three years. He had already run for president in 2005, unsuccessfully at that time.
“My father loves Liberia very much and helps her in any way he can. So when he filly got into the leadership of the republic, it was the best thing that could happen to the country, ”Timati later commented.
He was five years old when his father first failed to nomite himself, and most of that time they spent together in Florida, where the family also had a residence, before returning to New York. He spent a year at the Red Bull academy before getting an offer from PSG. And since Weah also has experience, and France really wanted to get Timothy into their youth system, the 14-year-old packed his bags and moved again.
“I chose Paris Saint-Germain because they are the biggest club in France and for a young guy like me, this is a chance I couldn’t refuse,” he explained his decision. His advantage was that, in addition to English, he was also fluent in French.
In three years, he signed a professiol contract, played in five league matches and scored one goal, but no longer established himself in a team with Neymar or Angel Di Maria. However, it was at that time that he filly decided to represent the US, France got the basket. Dave Sarachan, predecessor of current coach Gregg Berhalter, challenged him to debut in March 2018.
“My father was one of the best players and I want to follow in his footsteps. But I also want to make a me for myself and also achieve something with my team. I want to be Timothy Weah, be myself and still follow in my father’s footsteps,” he told reporters when he first appeared in a US tiol team jersey.
After the game with Wales, these words carry much more weight. He stumbled upon a pass from Christian Pulisic and slammed the ball into the net with his right hand, 1-0 to the United States. All in all, an excellent and commendable performance. But the Americans did not hold the lead, ten minutes before the end Gareth Bale cut them two points from the pelty line.
Maybe this was not the last time the son of a famous father shone. And push the US further…
CUT: USA 1-1 Wales. Pelty in the end and Bale scored an important goal
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