Like Father; Like Son: Timothy Weah celebrates his goal

Weah (left) became the fourth-youngest player to score for the United States while Josh Sargent (right) also scored on his full international debut

(BBC Sports) – Timothy Weah – the son of former AC Milan and Liberia striker George – scored on his full international debut as USA beat Bolivia 3-0 on Monday.

Weah, 18, who was born in New York, struck 59 minutes into the friendly at Philadelphia’s Talen Energy Stadium.

The Paris St-Germain forward and Josh Sargent, another Europe-based teen, were two of several new faces selected by caretaker coach Dave Sarachan.

Weah, who has played three league games for PSG, previously represented the US in the Under-17 World Cup and made his senior debut as a late substitute during a friendly win over Paraguay in March.

His goal came seven minutes after Sargent, who is yet to make his professional debut for German side Werder Bremen, pounced on a blunder by Bolivia goalkeeper Guillermo Viscarra to score on his international debut.

Earlier, centre-back Zimmerman, 25, headed the US into a 37th-minute lead, powering in his first international goal from a Joe Corona corner.

Everton’s 20-year-old defender Antonee Robinson, who has an American father, also made his US debut in a starting line-up with an average age of 22 years and 160 days.

Sarachan replaced Bruce Arena in October, after the US failed to qualify for the World Cup.

George Weah – who also played for Manchester City and Chelsea – is now the president of Liberia.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.
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