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In 1998 a football magazine predicted how David Beckham will look in 2020 –…

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty/PAAdvertisement j77w1vNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsc6m9Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Evhu67( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) s3dWould you ever consider trying this?😱a5aCan your students do this? 🌚1tr2cRoller skating! Powered by Firework It has been seven yeas since David Beckham retired from professional football, but even to this day, he remains one of the most popular footballers ever, and not just for his amazing talents on the field, but also for his good looks. Even at present, the 44 year old remains one of the iconic faces of the beautiful game, and has been a fashion icon since he entered modelling. However, not everyone had the right idea of what the Manchester United youth would become after a couple of decades, and British football magazine FourFourTwo had the worst prediction of how the English football star would look like in 2020. See for yourself how wrong they were!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty/PAIn 1998, when Beckham, 23, was in his sixth year with the senior Red Devils team, FourFourTwo decided to spice things up by predicting how the young midfielder would appear to look like 22 years later.They came up with a photo-shopped image of Beckham, who was balding, had  unibrow and bad teeth. Check out the photo here.Advertisement Image Courtesy: TwitterHow understatement and hilariously wrong it turned out to be, because check the man out today, shining even in his forties-Image Courtesy: Action ImagesNot just mispredicting the People’s Magazine’s 2015 ‘Sexiest Man Alive’s future appearance, FourFourTwo also made a mocking statement on how Beckham’s future would turn out to be: “Things went distinctly pear shaped for the Man United starlet after his club missed out on the 1998 championship and he lost his entire personal fortune in the Brylcreem crash of 2005.”Advertisement Even though Beckham became a subject of reprimand due to the 1998 World Cup red card incident, and had enough backlash from his fan base and the English media, who even predicted a horrible future for the player.“Now well into his forties, he is reduced to appearing for England veterans’ teams alongside his fellow Fergie fledglings and reminiscing wistfully about his glory days,” the statement added.However, the player enjoyed a stellar career, later joining La Liga elites Real Madrid, MLS side LA Galaxy and hanging his boots at Paris Saint Germain. Following his retirement, Beckham enjoys his life as one of the most famous celebrities of the world.Also read-Unai Emery’s ex girlfriend reveals he called her a ‘white witch’ and blamed her for Arsenal sackChinese footballer Yu Hanchao’s contract terminated by club after he’s caught on camera altering license plate! Advertisementlast_img read more

21st Century Cracks: Casas, Malaga’s ‘mini Puyol’

first_imgIn recent years it has become commonplace to see extremes converted into laterals over the years. However, Ismael Casas (Linares, Jaén, 2001) has followed a different path until he managed to reach the Malaga first team: He started as a central defender to finish as a winger and be the greatest promise in his position that the Blue and Whites’ youth team has given in recent years. At only 18 years old, he made a place for himself in the first team this season, with which he has already played seven games. The economic difficulties forced to bet on the talent of home and Ismael has been one of those who has known how to take advantage of the opportunity. From a young age he stood out for being a race footballer, that’s why they nicknamed it ‘mini Puyol’ in the beginning. His dedication and pride reminded the former Barcelona player. His first steps, in the Persianas Paceras (from 6 to 8 years old) he took as central. Then he went to San José CF (from 8 to 10) and from there to CD Almidas in his native Linares before enter the Malaga quarry with 12 years.He was always ahead of his age and that caused that last year, at just 17 years old, he was already a fixture at Atlético Malagueño who could not keep the category in Segunda B: played 25 matches. That bitter experience helped him grow even more as a footballer and that allowed him to be mature enough to make the leap to the first team this season despite the fact that he is still at a young age.In the Spanish National Team they have not overlooked his talent and he is indisputable in the U19 directed by Santi Denia. When the football of lower categories returns he will be one of those who defend the title won in Armenia by La Rojita last summer …last_img read more

Norton insists no drug shortage crisis

first_imgDr Frank AnthonyPublic Health Minister Dr George Norton− PPP maintains problem existsPublic Health Minister, Dr George Norton is maintaining that there is no major shortage of drugs and/or medical supplies within the public health sector as is being peddled by the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Opposition.Norton was at the time responding to a motion tabled by PPP/C’s Member of Parliament and Shadow Health Minister, Dr Frank Anthony. In the motion, the Opposition parliamentarian is calling on the Public Health Minister to launch an immediate investigation into which drugs and medical supplies were not in supply and those that were in short supply (name of the items and the quantities by region) in the public healthcare delivery system.He also wants the Minister to say what measures have been, and are being taken to rectify this ongoing crisis; the projected timelines for an improvement in the delivery system across the country; and the budgetary implications of these emergency measures, if any; as well as to report on the measures put in place to prevent a reoccurrence.Addressing the National Assembly, Dr Anthony outlined the importance of many basic but essential drugs and medical supplies that are needed on a daily basis, but are not available at the country’s main medical facility, Georgetown Public Hospital and many other hospitals across the country.He noted that instead of providing free medication to the public, doctors within the public health system are now writing prescriptions and asking patients to buy them. He said this was putting additional strain on the citizenry who were now burdened with the cost of drugs and medical supplies because of poor management.Moreover, the Opposition MP outlined that antibiotics were among those common medications that have been regularly “stock out” over the past year. In addition, he stated that in some hospitals where there were antibiotics available, there were no syringes to administer the dosage.“For example, at New Amsterdam Hospital (Berbice), there’s a shortage of two ml (millilitre), three ml, five ml and 10 ml syringes. This is a basic, basic requirement so even when they have some antibiotics, intravenous antibiotics, they cannot use it because they don’t have syringes and this, Mr Speaker, is only an isolated case, but in many of the regional hospitals you can find similar situation existing,” Dr Anthony disclosed.The Opposition front-bencher went on to highlight the shortage of basic drugs to treat common illnesses in Guyana such as “worms”, diabetes, malaria, tuberculosis, epileptic seizure (fits), as well as mental health, pregnancy care and women’s and men’s health.“This shortage is a chronic shortage and is as a result of bad management and poor management… something is definitely wrong with what is going… how will you fix this? We are not hearing anything,” the MP asked of the Government.Anthony further remarked that Government needed to pay more serious attention to the Zika Virus, noting that it was a major public health risk. The PPP/C parliamentarian also mentioned the controversy with LILAC milk, asking the Health Minister whether the product was recalled and what is the loss incurred from having done so, among other queries.“The shortages of drugs and medical supplies have serious consequences for the people of this country and we need to put systems in place to ensure that these things do not reoccur and I’m sure the Ministry will tell us what systems are put in place so far,” Dr Anthony stated as he concluded his presentation.However, in response, Minister Norton posited that while the sector was facing challenges with the new procurement system put in place, there is no drug shortage crisis within the public health sector.“I want to say, Mr Speaker, that categorically, there is no crisis in the health sector so far as it relates to medicine and medical supplies… I do concede, however, that we have had shortages of a few medical supplies, but not essential medicines as stated before and steps are being taken to remedy this situation,” the Minister stated.According to Dr Norton, Government is experiencing teething challenges with the new method of procurement put in place by the coalition Administration. Additionally, he stated that during visits to the various regions across Guyana, he would have interacted with regional health officials as well as medical personnel, none of whom complained of such any drug shortages.Furthermore, the Public Health Minister went on to point out the issue of drug shortages was not new but had been prevalent under the PPP/C regime, as he recalled speaking about the issue in the National Assembly while in Opposition. He outlined too that the previous Administration wasted millions of dollars when significant amounts of drugs would expire.Nevertheless, Minister Norton disclosed that his Government has taken steps to ensure that there was not a repeat of this situation. “The situation as it stands, where shortage of medical supplies is concerned is a dangerous situation, it is something that we came and met. It is something that we made a commitment that we will change,” he remarked.According to Dr Norton, among the measures that the coalition will be hoping to achieve are: creating a system where access to medicine and medical supplies will be in sufficient quantity and quality; the issue of expired drugs will be a thing of past, and put in place a system of procurement that will not favour the sole-sourcing process.The Minister noted that these measures are already becoming reality. On this note, Norton said that the Administration could not support the motion since it would be based on sensationalism and speculation.Among other speakers on the motion were Jennifer Westford, Yvonne Pearson, Alistair Charlie, Joseph Hamilton, Dr Vishwa Mahadeo and Dr Bheri Ramsarran from the Opposition side, while those from Government’s side included Junior Public Health Minister, Dr Karen Cummings and Jaipaul Sharma.The motion was turned out after Government used its one-seat majority to vote against it.last_img read more

Ballon d’Or announces women’s and under-21 awards

first_imgWhile 19-year-old Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain is among the favourites to succeed Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo, a short-list of female footballers will be in line for the women’s equivalent and the world’s best under-21 players will vie for the ‘Kopa Trophy’.As with the Ballon d’Or, the women’s award will be decided by votes from journalists around the world.The Kopa Trophy, for the best under-21 player will, however, be decided by votes from the 33 previous winners of the Ballon d’Or including, among others, Denis Law, Franz Beckenbauer, Michel Platini, Jean-Pierre Papin, Marco Van Basten, Zinedine Zidane, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, France Football said in a statement.The finalists for all three awards will be unveiled on October 8.The Ballon d’Or is considered the oldest and most prestigious football award.FIFA’s own ‘Best’ award will be presented later on Monday in London, where Ronaldo, Mohamed Salah and Modric are the contenders.A World Cup finalist with Croatia and a Champions League winner with Real Madrid, Modric has already been voted last season’s best player by UEFA.Since 2008, Ronaldo and Barcelona star Lionel Messi have shared the last 10 Ballons d’Or, winning five apiece.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe is among the favourites to win the 2018 Ballon d’Or. © AFP/File / FRANCK FIFEPARIS, France, Sep 24 – Ballon d’Or organisers France Football have announced the creation of awards for the top female footballer and the best under-21 player in the world.The awards ceremony for the 63rd edition, created and decided by the French football magazine, will be held on December 3 in Paris.last_img read more

Joy of lifting KPL title: Gor coronation in pics

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia players celebrating with the KPL trophy after winning the 2018/19 season. Photo/SPORTPESA NEWSNAIROBI, Kenya, May 25 – Joy, dance, chanting is what was witnessed at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos when 18-time record Kenyan Premier League champions mighty Gor Mahia was officially presented the 2018/19 trophy. Here is how it went down behind the lenses. K’Ogalo was handed their third successive trophy after they played to a 1-1 draw against Posta Rangers in the penultimate round of the league. Gor Mahia celebrated striker Jaques Tuyisenge leading celebrations with KPL trophy. Photo/SPORTPESA NEWSGor were crowned the champions on Wednesday this week with two matches to spare despite being held to a 1-1 draw by relegation fighting Nzoia Sugar.Gor Mahia players led by assistant coach Zedekiah ‘Zico’ Otieno celebrating the trophy with their fans; the Green Army. Photo/SPORTPESA NEWSThe win meant that Gor clinched a hat-trick of KPL titles to stretch their dominance in Kenyan football.Gor Mahia team being presented with the 2018/19 Kenyan Premier League title. Photo/SPORTPESA NEWSTo be crowned the KPL champions, Gor with one match to go,  won 21 matches, drew 8 and lost 4 in the 33 matches they have played so far.Gor Mahia striker Nicholas Kipkirui leads team-mates in celebrating with the trophy. Photo/SPORTPESA NEWSGor players in jovial mood after being presented with trophy. Photo/SPORTPESA NEWSGor Mahia players in dancing mood after receiving the champions medal and trophy. Photo/SPORTPESA NEWSRwandese Jaques Tuyisenge and Nicholas Kipkirui have been the attacking lethal for Gor this season with the later shining in the ‘Mashemeji’ derby where he netted a brace as K’Ogalo whipped rivals AFC Leopards 3-1.Its also the first time ever in his (Kipkirui) football career that he has been crowned a KPL champion after joining Gor this season from Zoo FC.Nicholas Kipkirui (Right) with team-mates celebrating. Photo/SPORTPESA NEWSGor third choice keeper Shaban Odhoji splashing water to Tuyisenge. Photo/SPORTPESA NEWSGor team receiving medals from Sponsor SportPesa. Photo/SPORTPESA NEWSCypriot tactician Hassan Oktay guided Gor to the title, and on top of it being the first coach to take the club to the historic CAF Confederation Cup quarter-finals.Gor team lifting the 2018/19 KPL title in Machakos. Photo/SPORTPESA NEWSThe KPL trophy. Photo/SPORTPESA NEWSGor Mahia team posing with the KPL trophy. Photo/SPORTPESA NEWSGor Mahia will wind up their season with a home game against Mathare United on Wednesday.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

A day that marked the start of the world’s total change

first_imgThen again, the world is never the same from minute to minute, morning to morning, even when you’re waiting at the end of your own driveway, waiting on your own peaceful street for the owner of a lost Toto-like mutt, waiting to take children to school, just waiting in the last seconds of ordinary time. Then came Toto’s mom in a minivan looking at my children and asking, “You’re sending them to school?” She obviously knew something that I didn’t know, something bad. “Haven’t you heard?” Actually, I didn’t want to hear or know. “They drove an airliner into the World Trade Center,” she said, pushing forward dive-bomber style on an imaginary steering column. “There are others up there and they don’t know where they’re heading.” That’s when Oppenheimer’s words jumped at me out of deep storage. Only what had become death wasn’t something as intentionally terrible as a bomb. What had become death, what had been used against us, was an old terrorist tool in the hands of a new kind of lunatic. There would be no demands and no way out for anyone in their paths. For some days after that, after we rang fire bells in packed stadiums, after we felt the rare pull of solidarity in a diverse nation, in a diverse world, after we hung flags and stood wrapped in a flag like a young woman I saw on Hawthorne Boulevard, after all that, things came unhinged. Things went silent. Or we went silent in our need to strike at somebody. We were vastly in favor of attack and all behind our troops, which is often the case at the start of wars with the bloody reality of battle forgotten or as yet unlearned. Now a majority of us are against the war while remaining fully behind our troops. At the beginning it was tough to be in the minority and in favor of saving our soldiers from war. So it was only natural that the first casualty after 9-11 was open debate. It was shut-up-and-go-along. In fact, it still is to some degree. The cost of that missed national dialogue in blood, limbs, sanity and treasure is vast and not yet fully understood. And I won’t use the Q-word because it makes me sick, because I thought that we had somehow gone beyond that, that a military led by men hardened in a futile ground war would not allow it to happen again. Which is not to minimize the terror that we still face. Sen. Robert Byrd emphasized this when he stood alone in the well of a deserted Senate on March 19, 2003. He said, “The brutality seen on Sept. 11 and in other terrorist attacks ? are the violent and desperate efforts by extremists to stop the daily encroachment of Western values upon their culture. That is what we fight. It is a force not confined to borders. It is a shadowy entity with many faces, many names and addresses.” He added ominously, unwatched and unheeded on the very eve of war, “But this administration has directed all of the anger, fear and grief which emerged from the ashes of the twin towers and the twisted metal of the Pentagon towards a tangible villain, one that we can see and hate and attack. And villain he is. But he is the wrong villain. And this is the wrong war. ? What has happened in this country? When did we become a nation that berates our friends? ? Why can this president not seem to see that America’s true power lies not in its will to intimidate, but in its ability to inspire?” The old West Virginia Democrat’s lonely plea brought to mind something another Southerner, William Faulkner, wrote about the high-water mark of the Confederacy, Pickett’s doomed charge into Union guns at Gettysburg, “? Waiting for Longstreet to give the word and it’s all in the balance, it hasn’t happened yet. ? It not only hasn’t begun yet but there is still time for it not to begin against that position and those circumstances.” And there was time, time long ago, to heed Longstreet’s dire warnings and time for us to reconsider the connection between Sept. 11 and war on that day in the Senate when absolutely nobody listened. I want to hear your comments. Connect with me at, call 310-543-6681 or send a letter to John Bogert/Daily Breeze, 5215 Torrance Blvd., Torrance CA 90503-4077. Hear my podcast at 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It was a Tuesday morning, a remarkably sunny late summer’s day all across the continent. People would remark on that later when the big FAA tracking map would show our blue skies absolutely cleansed of aircraft. But that was later, before a hole was punched in reality, before we became Princess Diana to a world on our side for once. At the detonation of the first atomic bomb, Robert Oppenheimer recalled a line from the Bhagavad Gita: “I am become death, the destroyer of worlds.” The sad-faced father of the bomb didn’t speak those words. But he’d later recall thinking them, adding, “We knew the world would never be the same. ?” last_img read more

Hart halfway to crown

first_imgImpressive victories over Valencia, Canyon and Saugus highs have sent Hart’s girls’ soccer team to first place midway through the Foothill League season for the first time since 2001. The Indians (18-3-0 overall, 5-0-0 Foothill), winners of 14 of 15 matches, are seeking their first league title since 2000. They outscored their three toughest opponents by a 9-2 margin in the first round of play, relying on a balanced offensive attack, strong defense led by junior sweeper Michelle Mason and consistent goalkeeping from junior Brittany Tippet. Hart, under first-year coach Louis Romero, knows results the past three weeks mean little if the it doesn’t capture the league championship. “In the first half, I think teams underestimated us a lot,” said Mason, who looks to lead Hart to its sixth consecutive victory today at 5 p.m. at Valencia (6-9-4, 2-3-0). “I really expect teams to come out and play a lot harder against us in the second half, and we need to be ready to match that effort. I really think the team that wants it the most and plays with the most heart will win (the title).” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card “(Valencia) is our next challenge, and that’s the one we have to get by,” she said. “We don’t really want to change anything, because, obviously, what we’ve been doing has been working so far.” The countdown is on: After a 1-0 loss Jan. 13 to Saugus – snapping a 15-game unbeaten streak against the Centurions – Canyon coach Steve Ladanyi calculated that the Cowboys (10-3-3, 3-2-0) would need 12 victories to win the Southern Section Div. II title. Ladanyi’s approach is an optimistic one, considering his team enters the second half of league play in third place and in danger of its four-year reign as champion ending. With victories over Burroughs of Burbank and Valencia last week, Ladanyi crossed the first two wins off the list. “I really think you’re going to see a different team in the second half than you did the first,” said Ladanyi, whose team plays at Burbank today at 3:15 p.m. “I’ve really been pushing these girls hard, because this is the point of the season where we need to start building toward the playoffs. “And I’ve said all along that as long as we get into the playoffs, I feel confident that we can compete with any team they put in front us.” Starting over: Saugus’ quest for its first league title since 1995 grew tougher with Friday’s 3-0 loss at Hart. The Centurions (12-2-1, 4-1-0) had allowed only seven goals in their first 14 games. Hart’s trio raised its area-leading total to 90. “They know now they have to go out and earn it,” Saugus coach Lisa Rollo said. “(A league title) isn’t going to be handed to them.” Erik Boal, (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Mason, an all-league first-team selection as a freshman, and Tippet have been unsung heroes for the Indians this season. With Mason, Katie Kuykendall, Kelley Mason, Courtney Cox and Gabby Leon controlling play in front of her, Tippet has given up 10 goals in 19 games and recorded 13 shutouts, four in league play. Canyon was the only team to score on the Indians in the first round, in Hart’s 3-2 victory Jan. 10. Offensively, sophomore Sarina Coutin (32 goals, 13 assists) and juniors Brittany Clark (19 goals) and Dominique Penaranda (15 goals, 12 assists) present matchup problems for opposing defenders. “We all knew we had some talented players, but against Saugus and Canyon, it kind of surprised me how many we scored,” Michelle Mason said. “A lot of the credit goes to Louis – he’s a great coach. He coaches us in a way that is really easy to understand.” Although Hart must play at Canyon and Saugus in the final two weeks of the season, Mason isn’t looking past Valencia, which had a nine-game unbeaten streak against the Indians before Hart’s 3-0 victory Jan. 6. last_img read more


first_imgDonegal’s Road Safety Officer has pleaded with people across the county to switch off their phones while driving.Brian O’Donnell’s plea comes as statistics show that motorists who use their phones while driving are now FOUR times more likely to be involved an accident.The council official said motorists must be more aware of the incredible danger of using their phone when driving. And he added that it is time this practice becomes a cultural taboo also.He said “Using mobile phones while driving creates a significant risk and this practice needs to stop.“You don’t have to look too far to see drivers using mobile phones while driving. Research of mobile phone use by Irish drivers, has revealed that a significant number of motorists are violating mobile phone road traffic regulations, with more and more drivers continuing to put their lives, and others, at risk by using their mobile phones while driving”.Research has also shown that a significant number of truck and van drivers, mostly male, are using a mobile phone while driving. Despite recent legislation, this trend is common practice and a very troubling one. A traffic collision caused by a driver using a mobile phone is unnecessary.“The collisions caused by using a mobile phone while driving are similar to those caused by drink drivers in that they are completely avoidable. Nobody has to use a mobile phone while driving and nobody has to drink and drive,” he added.4,429 fixed penalty notices have been issued for using a mobile phone while driving during January and February this year and this is now the second highest penalty point offence in Ireland after speeding.A total of 30,524 offences have been recorded for 2014.Mr. O’Donnell added “We are asking drivers to realise how their phones take their attention away from driving and having your full attention is never more important than when you have the lives of other road users in your hands. “It is just not worth the risk just to take a call or answer a text. As more people use the roads, we want to ensure that everyone does so safely and with consideration for all road users”.Even if you are using a hands-free phone you should avoid making or answering calls when driving.All phone calls distract drivers’ attention from the road. Keep your eyes on the road and not on your phone.‘SWITCH OFF OR RISK DEATH,’ WARNS DONEGAL’S ROAD SAFETY OFFICER was last modified: May 19th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Brian O’DonnellGardaimobile phonespenalty pointsroad safetylast_img read more


first_imgCounty councillor John O’Donnell has slammed the local school transport system saying it is letting the children of Donegal and their parents down.Independent John O’DonnellThe Independent councillor says that living in rural Donegal should not disenfranchise students and parents from choosing where they wish to receive their education.“At present a child must choose the school which is closest to their home if they are to avail of the eligible transport ticket. If outside the jurisdictions a concessionary ticket is only available at a cost of €350,” he said. However, Councillor O’Donnell questions how the distance is being calculated.“It has been brought to my attention that several cases this summer have been calculated using what I would term as non-conforming main roads, to ascertain which school is closest to student.”Councillor O’Donnell is clear on his view, he says.“A family on a medical card struggling to survive are being asked to pay for transport because they are not within the boundaries of the school they would prefer to go to, and further more after paying this absorbent cost the child is still not guaranteed a seat on the bus as a concessionary ticket does not guarantee you a seat, as eligible tickets holders are given first preference. He added that some families who were slower to register their intent to use the bus service who have been advised that the transport is full to capacity and they have to make their own transport arrangements.Putting Children through education is hard for all families without this added stress and financial burden and with no guarantees given that the child will get the transport required, added Cllr O’Donnell.“Our children are our future; it is our obligation to give them the best education we can. All I ask is for the government, department of education and the Bus Eireann to come together to review the current costing and ruling and make it better for all our students in rural Donegal,” he said.CLLR O’DONNELL SLAMS STUDENT TRANSPORT RULING was last modified: September 30th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Cllr John O’Donnelldonegalschool rasperlast_img read more

Half-time: Seattle Sounders 2 Chelsea 4

first_imgEden Hazard and Marko Marin scored on their debuts for Chelsea, whose pre-season trip to the United States got off to an action-packed start.Belgian winger Hazard scored one of three goals in the opening 13 minutes in Seattle, where Romelu Lukaku netted twice.The Blues took an early lead when striker Lukaku finished well after being set up by Josh McEachran.Hazard then tricked his way down the left and scored with the help of a deflection, before a mistake by McEachran enabled the Sounders to pull one back.The young midfielder’s wayward pass went straight to Fredy Montero, who fired past goalkeeper Hilario.And Montero struck again on 33 minutes when he collected Mauro Rosales’ ball forward and slotted home.But Chelsea hit back through Marin, who cut inside after receiving McEachran’s pass and saw his deflected shot deceive keeper Bryan Meredith.Marin then turned provider, playing in Lukaku who rounded Meredith and steered the ball into an unguarded net.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more