Timothy Weah has seen both ups-and-downs with the U.S. men’s national team in his young career, but delivered his best performance yet in the biggest match of Concacaf World Cup Qualifying.
Weah assisted on Christian Pulisic’s winning goal in Friday’s 2-0 home victory over Mexico, earning SBI Man of the Match honors for a stellar outing at TQL Stadium. The Lille forward laid it all on the field in his 89-minute performance for Gregg Berhalter’s side, excelling at both ends of the field in Cincinnati.
The 21-year-old was lively from the opening whistle for the USMNT, getting into dangerous spots on the field and eventually providing the breakthrough cross in the 74th minute. Weah’s right-footed cross was headed home by a diving Pulisic, putting the Americans ahead 1-0, before eventually watching Weston McKennie add to their lead.
Weah was subbed off in the 89th minute of the match, walking away with the most dribbles completed (4), chances created (4), and individual duels won (10) in the match. It was a confident performance from the young forward, who made the most of his third-consecutive start for the USMNT.
Weston McKennie, Tyler Adams, and Pulisic earned honorable mentions for MOTM honors on the night, but it was Weah who walked away with the recognition.
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