Where there’s a Lille, there’s a Weah! Tim at LOSC

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  1. Where there’s a Lille, there’s a Weah! Tim at LOSC

    71 vote(s)
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  2. Say hello to my Lille friend! Tim Weah at LOSC

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  1. Brotheryoungbuck

    Jan 24, 2015
    parts unknown
    TBF his dad was one of the greatest soccer players of all time. If you Google his highlights you can hear pronunciation.
     
  2. TheFalseNine

    TheFalseNine Moderator
    Staff Member

    United States
    Jul 15, 2014
    Norman, Okla.
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That's fair but usually asking you guys is faster than Googling. :)
     
  3. Gorky

    Gorky Member+

    Jul 28, 2006
    NYC
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This reminds me that there are soccer fans who don't know who George Weah is.
     
  4. Brotheryoungbuck

    Jan 24, 2015
    parts unknown
    Tbf I was like 4 when Weah played for the last real competitive team he ever played for. But my childhood coach was pretty keen on watching tape of legends. I kind of hope I'm cultured enough that I would have been aware of him without that though. My point is really that people who haven't been watching soccer for the last 15-20 years would have missed one of the greatest strikers to play the game.
     
  5. ShadowMoses2

    ShadowMoses2 Member

    Aug 24, 2015
    Austin, Tx
    I didn't know who George Weah was before this thread. All I know is Christian Pulisic, Gedion Zelalem, Emerson Hyndman, Mukwelle Akale, and Tim Weah of course.
     
  6. Balerion

    Balerion Member+

    Aug 5, 2006
    Roslindale, MA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This reminds me of a story I heard from one of my dad's friends, who told me he first realized he was truly old when he met someone in their young 20s who didn't know who Larry Bird was -- and this was in the Boston area.
     
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  7. Scotty

    Scotty Member+

    Dec 15, 1999
    Campania
    In bold.
     
  8. TheFalseNine

    TheFalseNine Moderator
    Staff Member

    United States
    Jul 15, 2014
    Norman, Okla.
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Thanks, @Scotty!
     
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  9. ChuckMe92

    ChuckMe92 Member+

    Jun 23, 2016
    Columbus, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  10. nycfc919

    nycfc919 Member+

    Aug 17, 2015
    Shocking to me. Even if you're not old enough to have seen him play (like me) you should still know of him. It'd be like being a younger NBA fan and not knowing who Julius Erving was.

    Very glad to see Weah continuing to be a standout in PSG's setup. I keep reminding myself that he's a '00.
     
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  11. Scotty

    Scotty Member+

    Dec 15, 1999
    Campania
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  12. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  13. justinpaul10

    justinpaul10 Member+

    Sep 2, 2013
  14. hokeydokey

    hokeydokey Member

    Oct 21, 2015
    He's a pure #9 for PSG but has played almost entirely at RW for the US, which is a shame.
     
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  15. ttrevett

    ttrevett Member+

    Apr 2, 2002
    Atlanta, GA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    @bshredder
    I'm assuming your silence in this thread tells us something about the lack of him being called up to the U-20 camp in England?
     
  16. ShadowMoses2

    ShadowMoses2 Member

    Aug 24, 2015
    Austin, Tx
    Timothy Weah is a regular with the current U-17 cycle.
     
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  17. ttrevett

    ttrevett Member+

    Apr 2, 2002
    Atlanta, GA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sorry, I figured if he is with the PSG U-19's he might be ready for the US U-20?

    Sorry just read that he is a 2000. That is crazy.
     
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  18. Gacm32

    Gacm32 Member+

    Chelsea FC
    Switzerland
    Nov 28, 2010
    Geneva
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    Switzerland
    Yep, a 16 year old U.S. youth international scoring goals for fun with the U-19's of PSG. I hope at least some of these young guns can make it.
     
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  19. Scotty

    Scotty Member+

    Dec 15, 1999
    Campania
  20. barvsenal

    barvsenal Member

    Apr 19, 2016
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
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  21. Bob Morocco

    Bob Morocco Member+

    Aug 11, 2003
    Billings, MT
    It's in part because he does not particularly stand out when playing with youth teams. I think he looks pretty good but is not as influential or "promising" (skill or IQ wise) as Carleton, Acosta, or Goslin. That is likely due to having to spend more time playing out wide and maybe not playing in as defined a system as he does with his club. It might also be the case that his club has superior talent compared to the competition and he benefits from that.

    Judging based on how Pulisic, Wright, Gaines, Taitague, and McKennie have adjusted to the U19 level in Germany maybe our best players would, largely, be the best players on youth teams in Europe if they were able to play there. Lennon is playing up 4 years with Liverpool while DLT and Olosunde 5 with Fulham and ManU. Akale and Perez are very highly regarded in their clubs' systems. I'm not sold on the overall thesis but it might be true in enough cases that getting those guys on that path early could take them far.
     
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  22. Scotty

    Scotty Member+

    Dec 15, 1999
    Campania
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  23. ChuckMe92

    ChuckMe92 Member+

    Jun 23, 2016
    Columbus, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  24. Sizmik

    Sizmik Member+

    Dec 21, 2011
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Our U-17 team has some real talent, if they had the ability to get overseas, I'd bet over half the team would be there
     

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