U.S. U-20s set to take on Mexico in Concacaf final

first_imgThe U.S. under-20 men’s national team is already bound for the U-20 World Cup, but Tab Ramos’ side moved one step closer to a trophy on Monday with a win over Honduras.Ayo Akinola’s second-half goal was just enough for the USA, who edged Honduras 1-0 on Monday night in their latest CONCACAF U-20 Championship clash.With the win, the U.S. picked up the team’s seventh consecutive win to open the competition and advanced to the tournament finale against Mexico. El Tri advanced thanks to a 2-2 draw with Panama in their group finale on Monday. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! The U.S., Mexico, Panama and Honduras are all bound for next summer’s World Cup with Honduras earning the point needed to edge Costa Rica for the final qualifying spot.Breakthrough! 💥Ayo Akinola’s strike puts the U-20 #USMNT ahead early in the second half! pic.twitter.com/DXENK0M6UY— U.S. Soccer YNT (@ussoccer_ynt) November 20, 2018Following a scoreless first half, the USA finally got their breakthrough just moments into the second via Akinola.In the 51st minute, the Toronto FC product broke through on the right as a deflected long ball fell to his feet.Akinola fired on the half-volley, finding the far post and providing the U.S. with the goal needed to seal a spot in the final.The goal was Akinola’s sixth of the tournament, tying him with Ulysses Llanez for the team lead.Now, the U.S. look ahead to a clash with Mexico, the region’s most successful U-20 side with 15 of the 21 total titles in the competition’s history.The U.S. won their first crown just last year, topping Honduras in that finale.Mexico and the U.S. will collide on Wednesday to close the tournament.last_img read more

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Waterway Closed after Bulker Runs Aground

first_imgzoom Commercial vessel traffic in the St. Marys River was shut down after the 629-foot US bulk carrier Calumet ran aground on the north side of Sugar Island, the United States Coast Guard said.The bulk carrier departed Essar Steel in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario and was transiting downbound on the St. Marys River to its next port of call in Brevort, Michigan, when it ran into trouble in the evening hours on August 9. The vessel was not carrying any cargo.The Army Corp of Engineers conducted an assessment of the river bottom around the vessel, while the divers’ initial assessment determined that the vessel’s stern is structurally sound.Grand River Navigation, the owner of the ship, has hired an Oil Spill Removal Organization to place boom on the surface of the water near the front of the vessel to protect the environment as a precaution.The St. Marys River will remain closed to commercial vessels from the Soo Locks to 6 Mile Point.Grand River Navigation developed a salvage plan which would be presented to the US Coast Guard for review and approval.The cause of the grounding is under investigation, the USCG added.last_img read more

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