Report: USA 6 Trinidad & Tobago 0

first_imgDefending champions the United States advanced to the CONCACAF Gold Cup quarter-finals after routing Trinidad and Tobago 6-0 in Group D on Saturday.USA infamously lost to Trinidad and Tobago in 2017 as they failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup but Gregg Berhalter’s men exacted some revenge against the Soca Warriors in Cleveland.Aaron Long headed home a 41st-minute opener before a five-goal second half, with Gyasi Zardes’ quick-fire brace, and Christian Pulisic, Paul Arriola and the former leading to the USA to back-to-back wins following their 4-0 demolition of Guyana. 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? USA started the match with pace and purpose, but they were unable to create any real clear-cut chances in the first 30 minutes. @cpulisic_10 nets his first #GoldCup goal! @USMNT leads 4-0! #USAvTRI #GoldCup2019 #ThisIsOurs— Gold Cup 2019 (@GoldCup) June 23, 2019But after Khaleem Hyland’s warning shot for Trinidad and Tobago on the counter, Zardes’ header across the six-yard box almost picked out Arriola.In control for much of an end-to-end opening half, New York Red Bulls defender Long did break the deadlock four minutes prior to the interval after being picked out by Pulisic’s teasing cross.USA pushed forward and peppered the Trinidad and Tobago goal without success, while their opponents managed to keep Zack Steffen relatively busy in a high-octane second half.After Marvin Phillip produced a stunning save to thwart Arriola from point-blank range, Zardes popped up to all but extinguish Trinidad and Tobago’s hopes in the 66th minute when he finished a simple tap in from Nick Lima’s cushioned header.That Bradley pass tho… #USAvTRI #GoldCup2019 #ThisIsOurs @USMNT— Gold Cup 2019 (@GoldCup) June 23, 2019Zardes was at it again three minutes later after curling home his second thanks to Pulisic, who drifted past two defenders and slid in his team-mates, and the Columbus Crew forward nearly had his hat-trick but was denied by the woodwork and Philipp.Trinidad and Tobago capitulated during the closing stages as Morris teed up Pulisic and Arriola to put an exclamation mark on the result, while Long added a sixth at the death. What does it mean? USA into quartersThe United States’ title defence is firmly on track. With 10 goals in two games and back-to-back clean sheets, a second successive Gold Cup trophy does not look out of reach.Chelsea-bound Pulisic dazzlesPulisic showed by Chelsea splashed the cash to prise him away from Borussia Dortmund. The 20-year-old attacker was lively throughout, scoring a goal and setting up two others.Soca Warriors lose their wayTrinidad and Tobago went toe-to-toe with USA up until the hour mark. After that point, they were put to the sword by a merciless opponent, who could have won by more.What’s next? USA close out their group-stage campaign against Panama in Kansas City on Wednesday, while Trinidad and Tobago face Guyana on the same day. read morelast_img read more

Suspected smuggler arrested at Heathrow with two vulture chicks hidden in a

Two of the eggs had already hatched A man has been arrested at Heathrow after two rare vulture eggs were found concealed in a body belt hatched while he was in transit.The 56-year-old had arrived on a flight from South Africa. When he was stopped and searched, officers discovered 19 bird eggs as well as the two newly hatched vulture chicks.The eggs are from rare and endangered South African birds of prey including vultures, eagles, hawks and kites, the Home Office said.Border Force specialists identified that the eggs were protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species.The suspect was arrested on suspicion of importing prohibited items on Tuesday before being bailed pending further enquiries. Two of the eggs had already hatchedCredit:Home Office/PA Officers found the eggs bound in socks and strapped to his body to keep them warm, which Lendrum claimed he had done as a cure for back pain. Some of the other eggs seizedCredit:Home Office/PA Some of the other eggs seized The investigation has been passed to the National Crime Agency. Officers ensured that both the eggs and the chicks were kept warm and quickly transported them to the Heathrow Animal Reception Centre, where the eggs were incubated before being moved to a specialist facility.Animal smuggling is a multi-billion a year criminal industry catering to huge demand for rare and exotic species.In 2010, prolific bird egg smuggler Jeffrey Lendrum was jailed for trying to smuggle 14 rare peregrine falcon eggs out of the UK.He was booked on a flight for South Africa with a 14-hour-stop-over in Dubai but was arrested at Birmingham airport after a cleaner noticed him acting suspiciously in the lavatory. The eggs were worth £70,000 on the black market in Dubai where falconry is a national sport. Lendrum admitted stealing them from a nest on the side of a mountain in south Wales.In 2016, Lendrum, a former member of the Rhodesian SAS, was caught in Brazil with four albino falcon eggs stolen from Patagonia and jailed for four-and-a-half-years. But he vanished last January when he was released on bail to appeal against his sentence. He has also been caught in Zimbabwe and Canada. 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. read more