United States under-17 coach John Hackworth told his players that it was up to them "to give hope to our country" after the senior U.S. team's failure
He has forever been under the shadow of his father George Weah, but on Monday, 17-year-old Timothy showed that he isn't too shabby at football either.
Timothy Weah scored the Under-17 World Cup's second hat-trick as USA thrashed Paraguay 5-0 in the round of 16.
A week ago, the German U-17 team suffered one of its most humiliating defeats, losing 4-0. Monday, October 16, would be a far more memorable day.
Jann-Fiete Arp scored a brace as Germany thrashed Colombia 4-0 to book a place in the last eight in style.
James Sands has been instrumental in keeping USA's defence a miserly one at the World Cup but must now take another tough test against Paraguay.
Africa and South America have dominated the U-17 World Cup in the past, and that has continued at this edition as well.
With the group stages over, here's how the round of 16 matchups -- including France vs. Spain -- look like.
ESPN lists five players that impressed for their respective teams, but will not be seen in the U-17 World Cup Monday onwards.
Mexico played out a goalless draw against Chile in a high-intensity game that was enough for Mexico to reach the knockout stages of the U17 World Cup.
Having won all their three matches, England topped group F with nine points while Iraq also qualified for the last-16 after finishing second.
New Caledonia ended their maiden FIFA appearance at any level with a 1-1 draw against Japan, with captain Jekob Jeno scoring an 84th minute equaliser.
New Caledonia failed to win a single match in their maiden appearance at the World Cup but will return home with their reputation enhanced.
France rallied from a goal down to hand a 5-1 drubbing to Honduras and qualify for the round of 16 as group toppers in the FIFA U-17 World Cup.
As Spain confirmed a spot in the U-17 WC knockouts by sealing second place in Group D, the players and coach were optimistic about their prospects.