Young New Yorker A Shooting Star For USA In World Cup
If Tim Weah happened to be a point guard in the NBA or a wide receiver in the NFL, most sports enthusiasts would know A) who he is and B) that he is from New York. Weah (pronounced wee-uh) is probably known more around the world than in his home Empire State. That's okay. The native of Queens is busy rallying his Team USA to defeat Iran in the World Cup on Tuesday afternoon in Qatar.
Tim Weah fired-up his teams and fans on Monday when the 22-year old posted "us against the world" on his Instagram account. Weah needs little to get him going, as the Rosedale Soccer Club product scored Team USA's lone goal against Wales last Monday, in the teams first match of pool play in the World Cup. Weah's uncle, Micheal Duncan told Joshua Rhett Miller of nypost.com from Qatar, “They’re all confident. They say, ‘Bring it on, bring it on.’ And I think they’re ready, I can see the confidence in them. Timothy is ready.” It seems like Weah was born ready for this moment.
According to the article, Weah was 18 months old when he began playing with the Rosedale Soccer Club in Queens, New York. His uncle, Michael Duncan is the president of and founded the club in 1999. Professional soccer was in the young boy's DNA. Weah's father, George Weah, played for Paris Saint-Germain, AC Milan and Chelsea, among other professional teams. George was a star himself, winning the 1995 Ballon d’Or as the game’s best player. George Weah currently happens to be the President of Liberia.
Tim Weah's uncle believes that the goal that his nephew scored against Wales last week was just the beginning for the Queens native on soccer's brightest world stage. “This is big. This one goal in the World Cup equals roughly 20 goals in the regular season. And I can’t tell you how many people are calling from all over the world to congratulate him. He needed this, and it was on soccer’s biggest stage,” Duncan told nypost.com. USA takes on Iran Tuesday at 2pm. Let's Go Team USA and New Yorker Tim Weah!