USMNT winger Tim Weah joins Brooklyn FC’s ownership group

U.S. men’s national team winger Tim Weah has joined Brooklyn FC’s ownership group. In August, the club’s women’s team will begin playing in the USL Super League, the new first-division women’s soccer league, and the men’s team will move to the second-division USL Championship in 2025.

Weah, 24, was born in Brooklyn and grew up about an hour away in Rosedale, a neighborhood in the southeastern corner of Queens. As of 2022, his family still had a home in Springfield Gardens, about 40 minutes from where Brooklyn FC will play its home games next season at Maimonides Park in Coney Island.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to join Brooklyn Football Club’s ownership team and strengthen our connection to the people of New York, the borough I was born in, and the city I love,” Weah said in a statement. “BKFC is a grassroots-oriented club, focused on providing not only top-level professional football but new pathways and opportunities for women and men off the pitch as well.”

Weah has been a key member of the U.S. team over the last four years. He played in nine World Cup qualifiers, starting eight, and scored the opening goal of the 2022 World Cup tournament.

Weah just completed his first season with Juventus in Serie A, playing in 30 games, and is expected to be a starter for the U.S. team in this summer’s Copa America.

The son of former Ballon d’Or winner George Weah, Tim Weah began his career with Paris Saint-Germain in 2018, winning three trophies there before going on loan to Celtic in 2019 and winning the Scottish Premiership and Scottish Cup double. He then moved to Lille and won two trophies before joining Juventus. The club’s 2024 Coppa Italia victory means Weah has won a trophy with every club team he has played for.

Weah has also been a part of all three CONCACAF Nations League winning teams for the U.S.

“In addition to achieving excellence on the pitch, Tim is deeply committed to joining us in our mission to give back to Brooklyn communities and further grow the sport that has given us so much,” said Mack Mansfield, CEO of Brooklyn FC. “Tim’s journey from Brooklyn to the biggest stages in international and club football inspires all New York footballers and further helps us instill an elite winning culture across all our men’s, women’s, and academy programs.”

Brooklyn FC is owned by North Sixth Group, which via its subsidiary Club Underdog has also invested in Italian Serie C clubs Ascoli and Campobasso FC. Earlier this month they announced an agreement to acquire East London-based National League side Dagenham & Redbridge.

The main investors in Club Underdog are North Sixth Group chairman and founder Matt Rizzetta, its CEO Morgan Harris and London-born investor Daniel Hall.

(Photo: Brooklyn Football Club)

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