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Weah scores second Celtic goal in five-day span


Timothy Weah looks to be enjoying his time with Scottish Premier League giants Celtic.

The U.S. Men’s National Team forward made it two goals in five days as he found the back of the net for the first time in league play on Wednesday. Weah’s finish capped off a dominant 4-0 league win for Celtic over visiting St. Mirren.

Despite having to come off the bench for the second straight match, Weah made a lively introduction to the Celtic Park faithful.

After being played in by an excellent through ball, Weah slotted underneath Vaclav Hladky to the bottom-right corner for his second goal of the season. Weah finished the match with two shots on goal in his 26-minute cameo.

The win keeps Celtic atop the SPFL table on 45 points and a point clear of second-place Kilmarnock.

Weah and Co. are next in action on Jan. 26th against Hamilton Academic.


  1. The beauty of Weah going to Celtic is that not only are they the top team in SPL but Brendan Rodgers, former coach of Liverpool FC, is his coach (and known for structuring and developing young talent). He is in a good position to develop as a player.

    1:04:38 – miss (offside)
    1:06:06 – miss
    1:08:01 – miss
    1:24:36 – GOAL

    He could have had more. His runs, speed and anticipation for the ball is awesome

    • Good it sounds like he is learning. It will be interesting to see if when he plays for the USMNT he displays that anticipation, he clearly has the physical tools. In the past he has disappeared for long stretches, I really hope that is something from the past.

      • When playing for the US he hasn’t been able to get on the ball enough or had anyone feeding him the ball like that. The US never controlled enough possession to build an attack and not only did he disappear so did CP and others. Now at Celtic he can showcase his skill set playing in a style that fits his game. He played on the left wing in the first game I believe and then up top today so it bolds well that he can play both.

    • Pretty much echo what “I scored three…” said. Still need to pump the breaks on all the recent optimism with developing midfielders. None of those guys have yet to show promise on the ball dictating the game. The measuring stick is players like David Silva, Modric, Toni Kroos

      • “I’ve scored three….” We’ve yet to really see what our young players are capable of when our best are available, in-form, and in a position to succeed. This past year was a crash course for the young talent, exposing them to what the World Elite is like and how far the gap is. There was very little chance we’d be competitive in those matches. This summer’s Gold Cup will be the first time that all our New “A” Team players will be together for more than 5-10 days. Additionally some players (like Weah), who were previously not seeing games at the club level, will hopefully finally be “In Form”.
        The GC will give us a chance to grow the chemistry & confidence among our young players over an extended period of time while gradually increasing the level of competition. This will hopefully give us a true indication of where the program (and players) is, and is going.

        Strikers: Wood, Jozy, Sargent, TBD….
        Midfield: Pulisic, McKennie, Adams, Weah, (4 TBD)
        Defense: Brooks, Miazga, Yedlin, Robinson, CCV (3 TBD)
        Keeper: Steffen, Horvath, (1 TBD)

        Players fighting for one of the TBD spots:
        Zardes, Green, Arriola, Gooch, Saief, Bradley, Roldan, Trapp, Canouse, Parks, Acosta, Cannon, Moore, Villafana, Parker, Long, Zimmerman, EPB, Guzan, Hamid, Johnson

        Greg has 4 games to see players up close before he needs to look at selecting 30 players for the preliminary roster for the Gold Cup. FYI…I intentionally didn’t include U-20 players since they have their WC this May, but we could easily see a couple of them Jump into consideration.

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