Tim Weah performs for Paris Saint-Germain. (U.S. Club Soccer photo)
Tim Weah will finally get an opportunity to play for the United States.
The 18-year-old forward was called into the U.S. squad for its March 27 international friendly against Paraguay. He collected a hat-trick against Paraguay at the Under-17 World Cup in 2017.
Weah, who grew up in New York City and played his soccer at B.W. Gottschee, is the son of soccer legend George Weah, who is the president of Liberia. He performs for Paris Saint-Germain in the French Ligue 1.
“Tim has obviously been very successful with our youth national teams,” U.S. head coach Dave Sarachan said. “More recently with PSG, he’s playing for a high-profile club who has seen fit to give him first-team minutes, which is a great sign of his progression. He’s a versatile player that can fit in at a couple different positions, and when you have speed and technical ability combined as a young kid, I think he’s an interesting prospect to offer an opportunity to.”