Queens’ own Timothy Weah made his first career start for Paris St. Germain on Saturday.
And the 18-year-old very nearly notched an assist after he stripped a defender in the opponent’s box and passed back to a trailing teammate who flubbed the shot.
Weah is the son of former Ballon d’Or winner and current Liberian president George Weah. He began his soccer career with Rosedale Soccer Club in Queens before moving to Blau-Weiss Gottschee, part of the US Development program. Gottschee was founded in 1951 by Austrian immigrants who settled in Ridgewood and Glendale — the same community that opened the neighborhood’s famous Gottscheer Hall on Fairview Ave.
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Weah’s former teammates play all over the city — including against me at Garfield Park. So there’s my two degrees of separation. It’s like I know T-Dub.
Timothy Weah is on his way back to the US, where he’ll be on the roster for upcoming matches against Bolivia, Ireland and — in a World Cup tune up — France. Maybe he’ll stop by some NYC parks.