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Tim Weah celebrates a goal.
Tim Weah celebrates a goal.
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George Weah's son on target as USA warm up for Ireland game with convincing win

The New York-born forward had previously played only a few minutes for the side.
May 29th 2018, 10:48 AM 8,364 2

TEENAGER TIM WEAH scored a goal on his first start as a youthful United States team defeated Bolivia 3-0 in a friendly international match on Monday.

Weah, the 18-year-old son of Liberia and Milan legend George Weah, tucked away a deft side-footed finish in the 59th minute of a comfortable win for the Americans at Philadelphia’s Talen Energy Stadium.

Paris Saint-Germain forward Weah was one of several new faces in an experimental line-up named by caretaker coach Dave Sarachan.

The New York-born forward had previously played only a few minutes for the US, appearing as a substitute during a friendly win over Paraguay in March.

Sarachan took charge following the departure of Bruce Arena after the United States’ shock failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

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Weah’s goal came just seven minutes after Europe-based teenage debutant, Josh Sargent, had made it 2-0.

Sargent, who is on the books of Bundesliga side Werder Bremen but who is yet to make his full professional debut at club level, pounced on a blunder from Bolivia goalkeeper Guillermo Viscarra to score on 52 minutes.

There appeared to be little danger when Viscarra attempted to chip a pass over Sargent from inside his own area.

The 18-year-old US striker cleverly hooked the ball down before rifling home a low shot.

Earlier, centre-back Walker Zimmerman had headed the US into the lead in the 37th minute, powering in his finish after an outswinging corner from Joe Corona.

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