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Timothy Weah chosen as part of select PSG youngsters to train with Brazil National Team

A young American star was gifted a unique opportunity on Monday.

American youth international Timothy Weah was one of a select few Paris Saint-Germain players that trained with the Brazil National Team ahead of their friendlies against Japan and England.

Weah was joined by PSG reserves Colin Dagda and Claudio Gomes as well as two players from the under-19 team, Moussa Sissako and Loïc Mbe Soh.

The five young Parisians took the pitch to fill in for Brazilian players who had not yet arrived in camp due to club obligations.

The Brazil squad features four PSG players, Neymar chief amongst them. The star forward, along with Thiago Silva, Dani Alves, and Marquinhos reportedly assisted Weah and the other youngsters throughout the session, which featured eight-on-eight and seven-on-seven drills.

Weah, who was a stand out performer in the U.S. U-17 National Team’s run to the quarterfinals of the U-17 World Cup, was not named to the U.S. Men’s National Team roster for their upcoming friendly against Portugal.


  1. An acheivemnt would be to start making the game day 18. Then a few sub appearances and next year a few spot starts. The next two and maybe three years for Weah is where US players fail to bridge the gap into becoming regular starter in a top Euro league. It’s exciting to see where he goes in his professional career.
    Side note France development puts out the third most professional players in the world. Behind Argentina and Brazil. France has similar demographics to the US in multi generations of immigrants. I know a few MLS teams front offices and coaching staffs have regularly traveled and studied the French development at club level.

    • No offense, but I have lived in France. France DOES NOT have similar demographics to USA. Even if you foolishly think all white people, all black and all brown people are the same, and stupidly ignore ethnicity, the demographics are still VERY different.

      • Anthony, he said France was similar in that they had multiple generations of immigrants. Maybe you should work on your reading comprehension.

      • John L, thank you for adding to the discussion, I think…and incorrectly critiquing my comment. I stand by what I initially. As you know, demographics is the statistical characteristics of human populations. Even you ignore race, ethnicity, income and education (which you don’t in every demographic impact study I have been involved in inthe 15 years in life sciences), the demographics immigration into the US is still VERY different from France. Sorry, it is. Just simply look at the (1) rate of immigration over last 20-40 years, and (2) sources of immigration in both countries and it is VERY VERY different. Simply saying that immigration has occurred in multiple countries DOES not mean similar demographics. If it did then country A and country B would similar demographics as it pertains to immigration trends because country A has 100 million people and has had 1% immigration from China over the past 50 years and country B has 10 million people and has had 5% immigration generation from Jamaica.

        It does not make sense. I kinda get what he was trying to say, but he overly simplistic and factually incorrect statement undermined his message. You did not help either. If you want me to post statistical info on immigration, I can as well.

  2. George Weah got tired of playing for the underfunded and shoddily-run Liberian national team, so he retired early from international play. He has harbored aspirations to run for president of Liberia since at least 2001.

    Timothy Weah can play for Liberia or the US; as he has played for US youth squads, he will likely choose the US when it comes time to be cap-tied.

    • Liberia is incredibly turbulent – even its capital city, Monrovia, doesn’t have electricity or even running water in 90% of the city – and they’ve had at least three revolutions in the last 25 years, mostly of the machetes-and-child-soldier variety. I know his dad is in the Liberian Senate (and actually is running for President today, I believe!) but it’d be hard to see a kid who was born in America and grew up in the US youth setup throwing all that aside to go play in Liberia, which has yet to qualify for a World Cup. And France certainly isn’t going to cap him.

      I dunno, maybe he will, but it seems unlikely.


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