Wales’s Gareth Bale transformed a penalty kick within the 82nd minute to offset Tim Weah’s first-half purpose and provides Wales a 1-1 draw within the return to the World Cup for each nations.
Weah is the son of former FIFA Participant of the Yr and present Liberian President George Weah. He scored after a cross from Christian Pulisic within the thirty sixth minute.
America was again within the World Cup after lacking the 2018 event and appeared headed to victory. However Walker Zimmerman ploughed down Bale from behind with the Welsh star’s again to the purpose, and Bale transformed the penalty for his forty first worldwide purpose.
Bale put his kick to the left of goalkeeper Matt Turner’s outstretched arm for his forty first purpose in 109 worldwide appearances, salvaging some extent for Wales in its first World Cup match since 1958.
“An important factor was that we didn’t lose,” Weah stated. “We stored a tie, and now we simply give attention to the following sport.”
Subsequent up for america is a high-profile matchup in opposition to England on Friday, the identical day Wales faces Iran. England opened with a 6-2 rout of the Iranians earlier Monday.
Tim Weah, simply 22, was a part of a new-look American group that’s the second-youngest within the event.
“It was a hard-fought sport. We left every part on the market,” US coach Gregg Berhalter stated.