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Tim Weah boosts USMNT hopes with return to Lille training


Timothy Weah’s status for the U.S. men’s national team this month remains unknown, but the winger took a positive step forward ahead of the upcoming World Cup Qualifying window.

Weah returned to full training on Tuesday after being sidelined with a thigh injury for Lille’s final three matches of 2021. The USMNT winger last featured for Lille on December 1 before being in rehabilitation during the Ligue 1 winter break.

The 21-year-old has contributed three assists in 14 appearances so far. Weah has also played a key role for the USMNT during World Cup Qualifying, scoring once and adding one assist.

Weah will have two opportunities to feature for Lille before the international break, starting with Wednesday’s home match vs. Lorient. Lille will also travel to Brest on January 22 in its final match of the month.

The USMNT resumes its qualifying schedule on January 27 against El Salvador in Columbus, Ohio before traveling to Canada on January 30 and hosting Panama in Minnesota on February 2. Gregg Berhalter’s side currently sits in second place in the octagonal round standings behind leaders Canada after eight matches played.


  1. As much as I would love to see him on the roster, I don’t see how you include him. Returning to a muscular injury to cold isn’t ideal. However, given the latest forecasts he could be a late option. It doesn’t look ridiculously cold for the first two, close to freezing in Cbus and the 20s for Hamilton.

    Minneapolis another story though, 70% chance is in the single digits, with a lesser chance it’s in the 20s with light snow.


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