Weah Becomes First Player Born in 2000 to Earn MNT Cap

Midfielder Tim Weah entered the U.S. Men’s National Team’s international friendly against Paraguay on March 27, 2018 as a substitute in the 87th minute. With his appearance, the 18-year-old attacker became the first player born in the year 2000 to earn a cap with the U.S. Men’s National Team.

 

Following Weah’s historic debut in 2018, the next birth year has also pushed its first debutant into the USMNT. Forward Uly Llanez – who was born April 2, 2001 -- started and scored in his first cap, a 1-0 friendly win against Costa Rica on Feb. 1, 2020 in Carson, Calif.

 

Below, find the list of the first player to debut for the USMNT by birthyear, going back to 1970.


 

FIRST PLAYER TO EARN AN MNT CAP BY BIRTH YEAR

Birth Year

Player

Birthday

First Cap

First Cap Date

First Cap Age

2001

Uly Llanez

4/2/2001

vs. Costa Rica

2/1/2020

18 years, 304 days

2000

Tim Weah

2/22/2000

vs. Paraguay

3/27/2018

18 years, 38 days

1999

Tyler Adams

2/14/1999

at Portugal

11/14/2017

18 years, 273 days

1998

Christian Pulisic

9/18/1998

vs. Guatemala *

3/29/2016

17 years, 193 days

1997

Cameron Carter-Vickers

12/31/1997

at Portugal

11/14/2017

19 years, 318 days

1996

Emerson Hyndman

4/9/1996

at Czech Republic

9/3/2014

18 years, 147 days

1995

Julian Green

6/6/1995

vs. Mexico

4/2/2014

18 years, 300 days

1994

Jordan Morris

10/28/1994

at Ireland

11/18/2014

20 years, 344 days

1993

John Brooks

1/28/1993

at Bosnia-Herzegovina

8/14/2013

20 years, 198 days

1992

Juan Agudelo

11/23/1992

at South Africa

11/17/2010

17 years, 359 days

1991

Terrence Boyd

2/16/1991

at Italy

2/29/2012

21 years, 13 days

1990

Brek Shea

2/28/1990

vs. Colombia

10/12/2010

20 years, 226 days

1989

Freddy Adu

6/2/1989

vs. Canada

1/22/2006

16 years, 234 days

1988

Omar Gonzalez

10/11/1988

vs. Brazil

8/10/2010

21 years, 303 days

1987

Michael Bradley

7/31/1987

vs. Venezuela

5/26/2006

18 years, 299 days

1986

Eddie Gaven

10/25/1986

vs. Poland

7/11/2004

17 years, 259 days

1985

Benny Feilhaber

1/19/1985

vs. Ecuador

3/25/2007

22 years, 65 days

1984

Eddie Johnson

3/31/1984

at El Salvador *

10/9/2004

19 years, 173 days

1983

Bobby Convey

5/27/1983

vs. Mexico

10/25/2000

17 years, 214 days

1982

Landon Donovan

3/4/1982

vs. Mexico

10/25/2000

18 years, 235 days

1981

Kyle Martino

2/19/1981

vs. El Salvador

11/17/2002

21 years, 271 days

1980

Danny Califf

3/17/1980

vs. Korea Republic ^

1/19/2002

21 years, 308 days

1979

Steve Cherundolo

2/19/1979

at Jamaica

9/8/1999

20 years, 202 days

1978

Brian West

6/10/1978

at Russia

4/26/2000

19 years, 321 days

1977

Maurice Ligeon

9/1/1977

at Saudi Arabia

10/19/1994

17 years, 48 days

1976

Jovan Kirovski

3/18/1976

at Saudi Arabia

10/19/1994

18 years, 215 days

1975

CJ Brown

6/15/1975

vs. Australia

11/6/1998

23 years, 144 days

1974

Mike Slivinski

10/31/1974

vs. Jamaica

9/14/1991

16 years, 318 days

1973

Claudio Reyna

7/20/1973

vs. Norway

1/15/1994

20 years, 179 days

1972

Zak Ibsen

6/2/1972

at Costa Rica

2/12/1992

19 years, 255 days

1972

Matt Kmosko

1/8/1972

at Costa Rica

2/12/1992

20 years, 35 days

1971

Troy Dayak

1/29/1971

vs. Trinidad & Tobago

9/15/1990

19 years, 229 days

1970

Chris Henderson

12/11/1970

vs. Iceland

4/8/1990

19 years, 118 days

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