It’s been a bad week for football (soccer) in the US.
For the first time since 1986, the World Cup will not feature the USMNT, after their shock 2-1 defeat to Trinidad & Tobago saw them finish fifth in the Concacaf World Cup qualifying group.
However, their youngsters have fared far better by reaching the quarter-final stage of the Under-17 World Cup, beating Paraguay in a 5-0 walk-over.
And the hero of the day has a very familiar surname.
Timothy Weah – the son of the legendary Liberian footballer George Weah – hit a hat-trick for the side, who will face either Japan or England in the next round.
Timothy, who was born in New York in 2000, opted to play for the US instead of the West African country of Liberia like his father and has so far played at Under-15 and Under-17 levels.
The youngster scored USA’s first, second and fifth goals, with the second being undoubtedly the best.
Weah, in a move that his father would’ve been proud of back in the day, received the ball on the left side and took a touch or two with his right foot before flicking an unstoppable shot beyond the goalkeeper.
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Keep an eye out for this guy, as we could be seeing more of him in the future.
The youngster is seemingly following in the footsteps of his famous dad, having signed his first professional contract with none other than Paris Saint-Germain over the summer, having previously had a trial with Chelsea back in 2013.
George played for the Parisians between 1992–1995, winning the Ligue 1 title during the 1993–94 season, as well as two Coupe de France medals.
He was also awarded the Ballon d’Or in 1995, shortly after moving to AC Milan.
We can’t wait to see more of Weah Junior.