Ted Lasso (played by Jason Sudakis) left messages for all of the USMNT players in the World Cup, including this one for Joe Scally. (FrontRowSoccer.com Photo)

When you get the call to represent your country, it is a big deal.

When you get the call to be on a World Cup team, it could be the biggest deal.

Tim Weah and Joe Scally had the opportunity to live the dream for the USMNT at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Weah hails from Rosedale, N.Y. and played for B.W. Gottschee. Scally, who calls Lake Grove, N.Y. home, played for the Sachem Soccer Club and New York City FC.

The son of Liberian president and soccer icon George Weah, Tim could also could have played for France or Liberia. The younger Weah plays for Lille in Ligue 1 in France.

“I wasn’t thinking about anything else,” he said. “Obviously, my roots will always be my roots, but I grew up in the United States. I’ve lived here my whole life. My family and friends are here. I started playing with the national team when I was 12 years old, so I never had to pick a side. I didn’t really have to make a decision.”

Weah scored a goal against Wales in the USA’s 1-1 draw in its World Cup opener on Nov. 21. He also turned out to be a force on the right flank for the four matches in which the Americans participated.

Scally didn’t play, but he was glad to be part of the team.

“Making the World Cup roster is a dream come true to me,” he said when he discovered he was selected to the squad by head coach Gregg Berhalter. “It’s something that I’ve always dreamed of since I started playing soccer. It’s the reason I played soccer. It only happens every four years, to represent your country on the world’s biggest stage, it’s something that I will remember forever and it’s something that just means so much to me. I’m really looking forward to it.”

Scally, who turns 20 on Dec. 31, was the youngest player on the squad. He did not see a minute of action, but just taking in the atmosphere of a World Cup should help him for club and country. He plays outside back for Borussia Moenchengladbach in the Bundesliga.

Weah and Scally hope to rep the USA when the country co-hosts the 2016 World Cup along with Mexico and Canada.