USMNT slump to shameful Venezuela defeat

first_imgSalomon Rondon scored twice to help Venezuela beat the United States for the first time and become his country’s all-time leading goalscorer after a 3-0 win that will send Rafael Dudamel’s side into the Copa America on a high.West Brom striker Rondon, who has been linked with a transfer away from the Baggies in recent weeks, put himself very much in the shop window with a match-winning display in which he also provided an assist for Jefferson Savarino to score Venezuela’s second as a sorry USA side were torn apart.USA coach Gregg Berhalter saw his players lose the first game of his time in charge three days earlier when they slipped to a 1-0 defeat to Jamaica and will have been concerned by a defensive horror show in which they conceded three goals inside 20 first-half minutes. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Venezuela’s opener came courtesy of calamitous USA defending as goalkeeper Zack Steffen gifted a clearance to Yangel Herrera who fed Jhon Murillo and he laid the ball back to Rondon for a bundled shot into the net.It was Rondon’s flicked header that allowed Savarino to go through on goal moments later, the Real Salt Lake winger scoring at the second time of asking after his first shot came back off the post.Rondon timed a run superbly on 36 minutes and brought Tomas Rincon’s long ball under control before composing himself and rattling a left-footed shot into the corner of the net, beating Steffen at his near post from close range.HT | Venezuela leads in the first half. 45 minutes left to battle!0:3 pic.twitter.com/L2yTNtbDKP— U.S. Soccer MNT (@USMNT) June 9, 2019The hosts failed to improve after half-time, mustering just four shots across the course of the game, and Berhalter will demand better when they take on Guyana in the CONCACAF Gold Cup in under two weeks’ time.Meanwhile, Venezuela will go into their Copa America opener against Peru on Saturday in high spirits after a historic win and an unforgettable night for their in-form striker. read morelast_img read more

Klaveness Declares Options for Two Vessels

first_imgzoom A subsidiary of Klaveness Ship Holding AS, T. Klaveness Shipping AS, has declared an option for the construction of one 80,500 DWT combination carrier at Zhejiang OuHua Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. in China.This puts the total number of orders for combination carrier at Zhejiang OuHua Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. in China to three vessels. The third vessel is estimated to be delivered in January 2017 and will be part of the Cabu fleet of vessels.Klaveness has further declared an option for the construction of two 82,000 dwt Kamsarmax vessels at Jiangsu Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. in China and has resold the contract for one of the vessels to an external party. The same party has also purchased one of the sister vessels ordered by Klaveness in 2013.The building program now consists of 8 vessels, whereof Klaveness owns two of the vessels, one with delivery in 2015 and one with delivery in 2016.Klaveness Ship Holding, April 1, 2014last_img read more