But the Weah legacy lives on in the World Cup through Timothy.
As Weah joined his teammates to celebrate the goal, people online celebrated him and his father.
\u201cGeorge Weah is the only African player to ever win the Ballon d'Or.\n\nHe now serves as President of Liberia, but never got to play in a World Cup.\n\nHis son, Tim, got the chance \u2014 eligible to represent multiple countries.\n\nTim just scored America's first World Cup goal in 8 years.\u201d
— Front Office Sports (@Front Office Sports)
"I always wanted those red diadoras: George Weah was an absolute legend in Milan. George went on to become the President of Liberia. His son just scored for America at a world cup. Beyond cool," Jonathan tweeted.
"Molded in his Dad’s image, Timothy Weah is destined for greatness," Yaw said.