Timothy Weah, a son of 1995 FIFA Player of the Year George Weah, scored the final goal as the United States beat Cuba 6-2 Friday at Panama City and qualified for the Under-17 World Cup.
A 17-year-old forward from Rosedale, New York, who is in Paris Saint-Germain’s youth system, Weah assisted on Zyen Jones’ 49th-minute goal for a 4-2 lead and scored his second goal of the North and Central American and Caribbean Championship in the 88th, curling a left-footed shot around goalkeeper Danny Echeverria. Bryan Reynolds got the fifth U.S. goal 83rd minute after Weah’s shot was parried by Echeverria into Reynolds’s path.
The U.S. will play Mexico or Costa Rica in Sunday’s CONCACAF final.
The Americans built a 3-1 halftime lead on Indiana Vassilev’s goal in the 15th minute, Miguel Coll’s go-ahead own goal in the 37th and Andrew Carleton’s goal in the 39th. Brian Savigne had tied the score in the 19th.
The Under-17 World Cup will be played in India from Oct. 6-28.