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

Skripals Salisbury home to be dismantled by the Army as poisoning cleanup

The letter said: “This phase includes the removal of the house roof and garage roof at No 47 (Christie Miller Road). She said the risk to public health remains “low”, adding: “The priority is to make sure that the two remaining sites affected by the 2018 incidents are thoroughly cleaned and returned to normal use as soon as possible.”Mr Skripal, 66, and his 33-year-old daughter survived the attack which Prime Minister Theresa May said had “almost certainly” been approved by the Russian state.Wiltshire Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey is also thought to have come into contact with the poison when he searched their home.Dawn Sturgess, 44, fell ill in Amesbury months after the incident and died in hospital in July after coming into contact with a perfume bottle believed to have been used in the attack on the Skripals and then discarded.Her partner, Charlie Rowley, 45, was also exposed to the same nerve agent but was treated and discharged. Two Russian nationals have been accused of travelling to the UK to try to murder Mr Skripal with Novichok. “All materials will be wrapped and sealed on site before being removed safely from the premises.”Once the covered frame is in place, the deconstruction work is expected to take around two weeks.”This specialist work will be carried out by the military team.”When that work is completed, contractors will move on site to build a replacement roof for the house and adjoining garage.” Contractors outside the home of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal in Salisbury, which is to be dismantled, with the roof completely removed by military teams, in the wake of the Novichok attack as decontamination work continues Show more The Salisbury home of Sergei Skripal is to be dismantled by the Army who will remove the property’s roof as decontamination work continues in the wake of the Novichok attack.Wiltshire Council has written to neighbours to warn them about the disruption expected by the deep clean, which is expected to take up to four months.Detectives believe the former Russian spy and his daughter Yulia Skripal first came into contact with the poison when it was sprayed on the door handle of their property in Christie Miller Road in the city.The clean-up has been taking place ever since they collapsed on March 4, but work paused over Christmas. The next, more extensive phase of the operation was due to begin on January 7, according to the letter. Dated January 4 and signed by the council’s director of public of health, Tracy Daszkiewicz, it told residents that contractors would spend the first month erecting scaffolding to cover the house and garage with a “sealed frame”. A military team will then dismantle and remove the roofs on the two buildings over two weeks.Everything will be wrapped and sealed before being removed from the site, and then the roofs will be replaced, Ms Daszkiewicz said. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Contractors and military teams outside the propertyCredit:Ben Birchall/PA Evidence gathered by intelligence agencies led the Government to conclude that the men were officers from the Russian military intelligence service, the GRU.The two suspects – known by their aliases Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov – were caught on CCTV in Salisbury the day before the attack.A counterfeit Nina Ricci perfume bottle – which Ms Sturgess handled – is thought to have contained the substance. read more