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FUEL Soccer Talk: Weah on a roll for Celtic; Giving back in Atlanta; Slip & Fall

Plenty of soccer to kick around on a Tuesday!

Weah continues to score goals and accolades with Celtic

Timothy Weah, the highly-regarded United States international forward, completed a switch to Scotland during the January transfer window and is making the most of his opportunities with Celtic. The 18-year-old is proving youth can be an advantage during a productive loan spell at Celtic from Paris Saint-Germain.
Weah has three goals and an assist – including one of each in a 2-0 victory over St Johnstone on Sunday.
Weah told the Daily Record: “Age is just a number and I’m really happy to be able to come in and influence the game. But overall it was a team effort and it’s good to get that experience because going into other games you know what you have to do, it’s a learning experience. I feel ready to come in from the start but I’m happy with whatever the coach decides and I’ll try to make use of my time whether it’s 10 or 15 minutes off the bench or a whole game. It doesn’t really matter to me – I just want to help the team.”
Weah is the son of ex-footballer, Ballon d’Or winner and President of Liberia, George Weah and represents the United States in international competition. In March 2018, he made his senior debut for Paris Saint-Germain and earned his first senior international cap for the United States.

READ THE FULL STORY HERE:
https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/timothy-weah-hails-celtic-travelling-13947913

Main photo courtesy Stars and Stripes FC

Are you surprised at how well Weah is playing for Celtic? 

Former player helping kick start soccer in Atlanta

Tony Carter is a Community Program Manager with Soccer in the Streets in Atlanta. The not-for-profit organization works to develop young leaders so they can lead rich lives and cultivate healthy communities through sports-based youth development. The organization is gaining worldwide recognition for its ‘StationSoccer’ initiative – which builds soccer fields and community classrooms in and around metro transit hubs.
Carter, an Atlanta native, played soccer at Howard University and is now giving back to the community and the game he loves. Through his coaching he is not only teaching the game but helping get kids excited about the game.
Read about Carter in this nice profile: https://www.soccerstreets.org/staff-spotlight/spotlight-tony-carter

What other things can former players and coaches do to help grow the sport?

Mourinho’s Slip & Fall – and we aren’t talking about United

Russian hockey fans got an up close look at the fall of Jose Mourinho. The former Manchester United manager, who was sacked earlier in the season by the Premier League team, was guest of honour at a Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) match between SKA and Avangard in Russia.
Mourinho was invited to drop the puck at the start of the game and, walking out onto the ice on a red carpet, everything was going well. He dropped the puck without any problem. But when he stopped to turn for a handshake with one of the players he lost his footing and down he went.
His former Manchester United team has found solid footing since he left. Under caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, United made it nine wins and a draw from Solskjaer’s first 10 games with a 1-0 victory over Leicester at the King Power Stadium on Sunday.

Where do you see Mourinho landing on his feet? 🙂

LET’S TALK: OK, now you’ve read what’s on my mind…what are your thoughts on the above or any other “football” happenings? This is supposed to be a conversation and I feel like I’ve been doing all the talking 🙂

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