Dominating the midfield, the Americans were probing the Welsh defense for weaknesses, with Weah on the right having the most success. The Welsh were consistently pinned in by a ferocious American midfield, with few offensive chances materializing for the Welsh Dragons.
The U.S. struggled early, earning two yellow cards within the first 13 minutes. However, their confidence paid off when Christian Pulisic sent a ball right through Wales’s backline to be deftly picked up and finished by the 22-year-old Weah.
THE @USMNT TAKES THE LEAD 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
TIM WEAH PUTS USA ON TOP pic.twitter.com/vinlFUxWGZ
— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) November 21, 2022
Many were left amazed by the team play and Weah’s finish.
That goal was BEAUTIFUL!!!
Fabulous run and ball from @cpulisic_10
Spectacular finish from Tim Weah
— Jay Feely (@jayfeely) November 21, 2022
honestly, almost just sprained my acl running around my apartment after that Tim Weah goal #USAWAL
— Ben Wessel (@BenWessel) November 21, 2022
Tim Weah with a George Weah finish, scoring at a tournament his dad never got to play in.
— Musa Okwonga (@Okwonga) November 21, 2022
Someone already changed Timothy Weah’s Wikipedia page 😂 pic.twitter.com/MLf8lxBagh
— BetMGM 🦁 (@BetMGM) November 21, 2022
WHERE THERE'S A WILL, THERE'S A WEAH#USAvWAL
— firstname.lastname@example.org (@cmclymer) November 21, 2022
Weah’s goal is crucial for the Americans in this tournament. Seen as a must-win game for the Stars and Stripes, they’ll need to keep their intensity for the rest of the match as a must-see group stage match between England is on the horizon this Friday (2 pm ET) at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium.