Timothy Weah is expected to be one of the mainstays of the United States men’s national team going forward.
In his debut for Scottish powerhouse Celtic, he showed why.
Weah came off the bench and scored in the 83rd minute of a 3-0 victory over Airdrieonians in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup, making a clever run and finishing a through-ball by Dedryck Boyata.
The 18-year-old American, who will turn 19 next month, substituted for Scott Sinclair and made an immediate impact in his first match for Celtic since joining the club on a loan deal from Paris Saint-Germain a couple weeks ago (via Celtic TV):
Tim Weah’s debut goal for Celtic pic.twitter.com/QZBlWAqpsd
— USMNT Only (@usmntonly) January 19, 2019
Sinclair scored the other two Celtic goals in the 37th and 56th minutes, respectively.
Weah had only played once in Ligue 1 this season for PSG — although he did score in that match — and the French giants opted to loan him out to get more experience.
Relative to its country, Celtic is one of the most successful clubs in Europe, having won the Scottish top flight 49 times, including the past seven seasons by runaway margins in the table. For the first time during that run, however, Celtic appears to be in for a fight for the title, with Rangers experiencing a resurgence under first-year manager Steven Gerrard.
Weah will strengthen a striker corps led by 21-year-old Frenchman Odsonne Édouard, whose 14 goals lead Celtic this season.
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