Arsenal’s Houssem Aouar hopes fade as Mikel Arteta targets Chelsea star Jorginho as alternative

first_imgArsenal remain interested in signing Chelsea midfielder Jorginho (Picture: Getty)Arteta’s midfield options are set to be further limited with the impending departure of Lucas Torreira to Atletico Madrid set to be confirmed and the former Manchester City assistant will now turn his focus to signing Chelsea’s Jorginho, accorrind to ESPN’s Julien Laurens.The Italy international has endured something of a roller-coaster career at Stamford Bridge but appeared to have carved out a key role for himself under Frank Lampard after initially he found it difficult to acclimatise to the Premier League under his former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalLampard has embarked on a major summer spending spree and is still keen to add West Ham’s Declan Rice to the mix but may need to sell before he can buy again. Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Antonio Rudiger are said to have been deemed surplus to requirements but if takers cannot be found for those two, he could sanction the departure of Jorginho to raise additional funds. Jorginho had been on the verge of Manchester City in the summer of 2018 when Arteta was still Pep Guardiola’s assistant but performed a dramatic late U-turn to team up with Sarri at Stamford Bridge.MORE: Bernd Leno insists he was always Arsenal’s No 1 despite Emi Martinez’s emergenceMORE: Mikel Arteta reveals why William Saliba was left out of Arsenal’s win against LiverpoolFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Arsenal’s hopes of signing Houssem Aouar are fading (Picture: Canal+)Arsenal’s hopes of landing Mikel Arteta’s No.1 transfer target Houssem Aouar are said to be fading with the Gunners manager reluctantly set to focus signing Chelsea midfielder Jorginho instead.Arteta has presided over a major improvement in Arsenal’s results since replacing Unai Emery last December and enjoyed a third victory over Premier League champions Liverpool in the space of two months following last night’s Carabao Cup victory at Anfield.The north London club are now a far more resolute and well drilled unit under their former captain, but that has come at the detriment of their attacking play. Dani Ceballos has returned from Real Madrid for a second loan spell, but with Mesut Ozil frozen out Arteta’s options are limited in that area of the pitch.AdvertisementAdvertisementAouar, who impressed during Lyon’s unlikely run to the Champions League semi-finals last season, could yet leave the Ligue 1 club this summer, but the Gunners are struggling to raise the necessary finances to fund a deal. ADVERTISEMENTLyon president Jean-Michel Aulas warned last week that the Gunners were some way short of proposing an attractive offer and their failure to conclude a deal swiftly has reportedly opened the door for Paris Saint-Germain who are now said to be in talks and at the head of the queue for the France international. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 2 Oct 2020 9:50 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.4kShares Comment Arsenal’s Houssem Aouar hopes fade as Mikel Arteta targets Chelsea star Jorginho as alternative Advertisementlast_img read more

One unit left at iconic Burleigh Headlands development

first_imgVelocity Property Group One BurleighONLY one apartment remains for sale at the iconic Headland development in Burleigh Heads. Cashed-up Burleigh locals have splashed out millions on the first apartments to be built on the headland in 30 years. Eight of the nine apartments at One Burleigh Headland, including a $2.89 million penthouse has sold with six units snapped up by Burleigh Heads residents. Brendon Ansell, a London investment banker-turned-Brisbane developer, is constructing the four-level, multimillion-dollar beachfront apartments. This is the second project for Mr Ansell’s Velocity Property Group, and follows his plan for a $35 million Palm Beach tower. He said the development was in a rare position.Located at 1 Nathan St, the 276sq m apartment has three bedrooms plus a media room as well as a around balcony.Ray White Mermaid Beach’s Scott Wagner is marketing the unit fro $1.895 million and said the buyers were mostly owner occupiers or couples looking for a weekender. “They are people who already live at Burleigh who are buying the apartments,” Mr Wagner said.“The other two sales have been to interstate buyers for weekenders.”More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North11 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoMr Ansell said houses on Burleigh Headland had been approved by the council outside building guidelines in the 1960s and 1970s.“We’re conscious that Burleigh Headland is a sensitive place for locals,” he said.“Rather than being a square box, we designed it to cascade down the hill which has been more of an expense because of how it is structurally.“These apartments tick a lot of boxes for owner-occupiers.“There are no neighbours around the penthouse, just trees and glass.“There’s a private bath at the back among the trees, too.”Brisbane-based interior designer Amanda Hirvi is styling each apartment.Velocity’s Burleigh site, bought for $2.85 million, spans 1227sq m at 1 Nathan St.Velocity hopes to complete the project by September 2017.last_img read more

AM Roundup: Morgan Stanley, L&G Capital, Tikehau, Temasek, FPP

first_imgIt had $5.1bn (€4.6bn) in assets under management across its strategies as of 31 March.The fund will be typically allocated 100% to US equities but can invest up to 20% in non-US equities.A “global core” version of the portfolio is in the pipeline for release later in July.The new fund is not yet widely available for sale and is awaiting registration in various markets, according to Morgan Stanley.For an in-depth discussion of investing in US equities, see the July/August edition of IPE magazineIn other news, Legal & General Capital, the direct investment arm of Legal & General Group, is to sell its majority interest in The Liberation Group, a pubs and brewery group, to Caledonia Investments.The sale price was not disclosed, but the transaction values the whole of Liberation at £118m (€138.7m), according to Legal & General.The latter’s stake in the business has been through LGV Capital, which provided the equity for the 2008 management buy-in that led to the creation of Liberation.Elsewhere, Singaporean sovereign wealth fund Temasek has become a shareholder of the holding company of French asset manager Tikehau IM.The Peugeot family’s investment company FFP has also become an investor.They acquired their shares as part of a €94m rights issue that gives them each a stake of more than 5% of Tikehau Capital Advisors (TCA).Tikehau also raised €416m of capital through the early conversion of convertible bonds issued last year and a rights issue; this was via Tikehau Capital Partners, the long-term investment company of Tikehau Capital. Tikehau is majority-owned by its managers.Crédit Mutuel and Amundi are among other institutional shareholders in TCA. Morgan Stanley Investment Management is launching a US Active Factor Equity Fund, registered in Luxembourg.The asset manager said the fund launch was response to increasing demand from investors for “concentrated and core products globally and in the US”.It said it was the first SICAV fund for European investors the applied equity advisers investment team had launched.The team’s approach combines factor-based investing with dynamic stock selection.last_img read more

Sanchez reluctant to give up his galactic wages for Man Utd exit

first_img The London Evening Standard says the 31-year-old is reluctant to take a pay cut just to secure a move, despite it being made clear he is not in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s plans. Sanchez still has two more years to run on a contract worth around £450,000-a-week, forcing Old Trafford’s hierarchy to weigh up their options as to how to handle their highest-paid player.Advertisement The forward has been on loan at Inter Milan this season, with United still paying a significant portion of his salary. A permanent move to the Italian giants is believed to be his preferred option, but after an injury-hit campaign he looks likely to return to Manchester. read also:Man Utd to splash £1.1m bonus on Sanchez after Inter loan Another loan move could be the best solution for United, who would face having to top up his salary again. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted Content7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtAmazing Bridal Looks From Around The World10 TV Characters Who Were Destined To Become IconicBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True11 Strange Facts About Your Favorite TV ShowsWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time? Manchester United striker Alexis Sanchez is reluctant to give up his galactic wages to leave Old Trafford this summer.last_img read more

BCSC School Board Weighs In On Global Program, Drug Testing And Firearms

first_imgBMS Art Teacher Grace Kontour spoke about the Global Immersion Summer Program at Monday’s school board meeting.Local students will have a chance this summer to learn about Chinese language and culture through a global immersion program.Sixteen Chinese students will come to Batesville for a one week camp alongside Batesville students from Sunday, July 27 through Friday, August 1.Each school day will consist of a language class where local students are instructed on introductory Chinese while the scholars from China will study English. The class will also feature field trips to downtown Batesville, Ivy Tech, Hillenbrand Inc., and Kings Island.Batesville Middle School art teacher and program organizer Grace Kontour said the Chinese students will reside with host families.“They want to get into the true American lifestyle like barbecue in the yard, watching a movie, the things we do everyday.”There are currently seven Batesville students enrolled in the course and school officials hope to get more to sign up with the goal of reaching 30.When Superintendent Jim Roberts was asked if Batesville students will one day travel to China, he responded, “That is certainly the goal.”Random Drug Testing School administrators are continuing to research the concept of random drug testing. The school corporation has considered placing a testing policy in place for students that participate in extra-curricular activities including driving to school.In a student survey taken last week, 51 percent of Batesville in grades 9 through 11 said they would be in favor of the policy.School board president Chris Lowery said the corporation is considering the measure and the long term impact.Firearm possession on school propertyIndiana Governor Mike Pence signed a law in March allowing adults to carry a concealed weapon locked in vehicles on school property. To meet state requirements, school board members are considering how to move forward with the legislative act at the local level.The school board can prohibit an employee from bringing a firearm into a school building or onto school property outside of the local vehicle. School officials discussed the proper language and guidelines and if an employee could be issued the right to carry a firearm. Supt. Roberts proposed if Batesville Schools Director of Safety Ed Krause, a retired Indiana State Trooper, could be qualified to carry a gun on school grounds.A decision was not made at Monday’s meeting.last_img read more

Batesville Schools Promote Positive Behavior

first_imgBATESVILLE, Ind. — The State of Indiana requires every school to have in place a Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) System.Schools are encouraged to find creative ways to acknowledge and support students who constantly demonstrate positive behaviors, and also put in place creative interventions for students who struggle with their behavior choices.Batesville Primary and Intermediate Schools are implementing PBIS to provide a proactive, systematic approach that focuses on teaching and acknowledging positive behaviors by using research-based behavior supports. The goal in using this framework is to establish consistent school-wide behavioral expectations and create a safe and positive educational environment.In addition to accentuating the positive, staff members also focus on decreasing negative behaviors so that students can reach social, emotional and academic success in all areas of their school day.Both BPS and BIS have adopted a unified set of expectations that support being responsible, being respectful and being safe. Expectations are clearly posted throughout the schools.BPS Associate Principal Suzanne Kunkel said the school uses “Bulldog Bucks” to promote positive behavior for the students in Kindergarten through 2nd grade.BIS Associate Principal Patricia Johnson commented her students are awarded quarterly for good performance.School administrators have also encouraged bus drivers to post and implement expectations on their buses.  As part of the process, school staff uses positive practices to provide children with more praise than correction, talk respectfully using a positive tone of voice, actively engage children in the learning process, and give positive, immediate and frequent praise and feedback to the students daily.Instructors also apply consistent consequences for all children that do not show they are practicing the expectations.last_img read more

Football News Lionel Messi scores brace, Barcelona suffer first home defeat in two years; Real Madrid win

first_imgNew Delhi: Barcelona lost at home in La Liga for the first time in more than two years as Real Betis pulled off a stunning 4-3 victory, despite Lionel Messi scoring twice on his return from injury.   Barca last endured a league defeat at the Camp Nou against Alaves in September 2016 but, following 42 games unbeaten, their run was ended by a brilliant, counter-attacking display from Betis on Sunday. Three hours later, Real Madrid were putting the finishing touches to a 4-2 win away at Celta Vigo, a result expected to earn Santiago Solari an extension to his tenure as coach.Read More | Manchester City beat Manchester United, Liverpool continue winning run Real have now posted four consecutive victories since Solari was put in temporary charge while the gap behind Barca has been reduced to four points. “He has done excellently,” Madrid club director Emilio Butragueno said afterwards. “We are very happy with how things have gone.”  On his future, Solari said: “We’ll see. I don’t usually plan too far ahead but in principle, it’s my day off tomorrow.”  Barca’s shock defeat came despite a return for Messi, whose two goals, one from the penalty spot and another deep into injury-time, proved little more than consolations.Read More | Cristiano Ronaldo boosts Juventus with sensational win over AC Milan “We don’t leave with the feeling Betis were the better team,” coach Ernesto Valverde said.  “I don’t want to take any credit away from our opponent but we could have countered them better.”  It was the first time ever that Messi scored twice and Barcelona lost, but they stay top of the table, even if three clubs now lurk just one point behind. Atletico Madrid, whom they face at the Wanda Metropolitano after the international break, Sevilla and Alaves lead the chasing pack. Alaves beat Huesca 2-1 earlier on Sunday, while Sevilla won by the same scoreline at home to Espanyol, Wissam Ben Yedder prodding in an 89th-minute winner. “Top of the table is fine, I won’t deny it,” Valverde said.  “It should also help us to realise it is never easy to win.”  Betis’ reward for beating Barca is to climb to 12th. Quique Setien’s side may have pulled back on the sumptuous, attacking football that earned them a sixth-place finish last term but, in full flow, they remain one of Spain’s most difficult opponents to stop. “We have been a brave team in every way,” former Spain international Joaquin said.  “Winning at the Camp Nou requires concentration and doing everything very well. We played a great game.”  Faster, sharper and hungrier Betis seemed faster, sharper and hungrier while Barcelona’s midfield was repeatedly carved open on the break. It took five passes for the opener, the last a first-time drive from William Carvalho to free Junior Firpo down the left. He weaved inside Sergi Roberto and struck hard into the net. Barca had chances but Betis were soon pouring forward again, with Junior’s cross evading everyone except Giovani Lo Celso on the opposite flank. His cute cut-back picked out Joaquin, who stabbed in Betis’ second. Arturo Vidal replaced the jaded Arthur Melo at half-time and, in the 68th minute, Barca pulled one back, with Jordi Alba tugged down by Cristian Tello, and Messi converting the penalty for his eighth league goal of the season. But the recovery stalled three minutes later as Marc-Andre ter Stegen let Lo Celso’s shot slip through his fingers and drop into the far corner for 3-1. Barca were not done yet. Two substitutes combined for a second, Munir El Haddadi laying on Vidal but no sooner had the comeback begun again, it was halted. First, Ivan Rakitic was sent off, a second yellow card for a late challenge on Lo Celso, and then Sergio Canales tapped in Betis’ fourth from Junior’s cross. Messi added his second in injury-time but there was to be no more late drama. Madrid’s win was more straightforward as Karim Benzema opened the scoring, a sublime touch and turn making space for a crisp finish into the corner. Benzema’s shot then cannoned in off Gustavo Cabral before Hugo Mallo’s sweet volley gave Celta hope.  Sergio Ramos, however, chipped in a late penalty, Cabral was sent off for a second yellow card and Dani Ceballos wrapped up the points with a superb long-range strike. Brais Mendez scored a second for Celta in injury-time. The only blot for Solari was a spate of injuries which saw Casemiro, Sergio Reguilon and Nacho all forced off. Gareth Bale also took a knock to his left ankle in the first half but was able to continue. For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Water Drop LA brings water to unhoused neighbors on Skid Row

first_imgAria Cataño, Kate Montanez and Catie Cummings spend their Sundays bringing clean water to thousands of people experiencing homelessness on Skid Row. With eight water drops to date, the group has raised more than $365,000 in funds, according to Cataño, and has worked alongside fellow community organizers in Los Angeles to raise awareness about the needs of unhoused populations.  “I am so impressed with how they are so consistent about having an anti-savior positioning,” Artiano said. “Instead they recognize that we are the community. This is our responsibility — responsibility to be addressing these issues and the social injustices and I just think that it’s something that’s missing often in community work.” The three founders met while at USC, but became closer over the summer. Cataño and Montanez both graduated from their undergraduate programs in Spring 2020. Cataño is now getting her master’s of urban planning from the Sol Price School of Public Policy. Cummings, a senior majoring in law, history and culture, is taking the fall semester off to work on Water Drop LA full time.  Jacob Totaro, a senior majoring in environmental engineering and engineering management, runs his own nonprofit organization called Torch, which manufactures covers called Torch Tiles that regulate temperatures and humidity levels inside tents for people experiencing homelessness or refugee populations. Totaro distributes these tent covers at the water drops on Sundays. Totaro said that the work Water Drop LA does allows for USC students to be proactive within the surrounding neighborhoods. Water Drop LA started with three students noticing the issue of water scarcity for unhoused neighbors in the Los Angeles area. Now, it has raised a significant amount of funding in order to provide clean water to the homeless population in the Skid Row area and conducts weekly drops. (Photo courtesy of Water Drop LA) The Water Drop LA team said it has been very strict about making sure all of its volunteers are coronavirus-cautious to ensure the safety of one another and the safety of those they are serving. All volunteers are given gloves to wear while they pass out and handle the water. Before volunteers are sent with their groups, they are reminded to keep their masks on and practice social distancing. On each volunteer’s liability waiver, there is also a coronavirus questionnaire checking for symptoms and any potential exposure. Cummings said that not only has Water Drop LA allowed volunteers to become engaged with their communities through learning individuals’ unique stories, but they are also able to change perceptions of the unhoused population in L.A.  Since the first distribution July 19 where they gave away more than 800 gallons of water, the water drops have been scaling up every weekend, allowing the group to distribute greater amounts more effectively. Each week, the group buys five pallets of gallons of water, which is about 1,500 gallons, as well as two pallets of smaller 16.9-ounce bottles to distribute in case the group runs out or someone cannot carry the big gallons. Fifty to 60 volunteers participate each Sunday, with a waitlist of about 20 additional sign-ups. The volunteers are sorted into about 20 cars filled with water and given different geographical areas to tackle.  Assistant professor of writing Emily Artiano has been a mentor to the team since the very beginning, teaching founder Cataño in her freshman Writing 150 course. Artiano has connected the organization with contacts and provided guidance through her own experience teaching about equity and homelessness in L.A. “Catie [Cummings] and I met in D.C. while we were doing an academic program for USC about two years ago,” Cataño said. “We became friends that way. We lost touch my senior year but reconnected while we were both studying for LSATs. Kate [Montanez] and I met at the beginning of senior year but got closer because we were protesting together, got arrested together and now we’re married for life.” Realizing that there was still a need to be met, Cataño posted about the demand for water on her Facebook page and raised roughly $2,000 in just one day. These initial donations gave the group the momentum for its first water drop, starting what is now known as Water Drop LA. About 95% of the group’s distribution is at Skid Row, but the team also sends a small supply to the downtown Olvera Street area where it first started passing out the burritos weeks prior.center_img “A lot of people bring up concerns about safety or the community that we are working in,” Cummings said. “If you talk to any of our volunteers or any of us, most people will tell you that our favorite part has been the connections we’ve made and the people that we’ve met. All of our volunteers are able to [build] genuine relationships with people which has been really cool and really helpful, as well as expanding people’s views of unhoused communities and perceptions of them.” “The well-being of the people within our communities is the main priority, especially when it’s the fault of oppressive institutions that have impacted them in this way for so long,” Montanez said. “I think a large part of it is just showing up for your community and being part of the fight to dismantle those systems … Water is a human right. So when that right is violated, that needs to be fought for. Our hope is that by eliminating water scarcity in L.A. and beyond, we can also inspire conversation about managing our resources to make sure that there’s social justice while also ensuring the sustainability of our planet.”  “They’re doing an amazing job of mobilizing USC students to step outside of the USC bubble and impact the community in a better way,” Totaro said. “We come from such privileged backgrounds being at USC and having one of the top educations in the world. Students aren’t really driven to use that education or use those skills for better things. I think that Water Drop has really been able to use their experience in policy and marketing to grow this huge grassroots initiative.” “What really drew me to Water Drop is the fact that we are addressing not only water insecurity, but the sources of it, specifically structural racism,” Dukes said. “As a Black woman, that’s something that I really care about. Moving forward, I just would love to see us continue to advocate for changes in government and more structural changes. Ideally we can get to the point where the drops are self-sustaining.” Also on their board is volunteer coordinator Avery Dukes, a senior majoring in nongovernmental organizations and social change. Dukes puts together the volunteer list, organizes all the signup sheets and checks everyone in on the day of to ensure that all the logistics go smoothly. “Kate [Montanez] wrote some beautiful petitions that we’ve been trying to circulate that have been getting traction,” Cataño said. “We are just going to keep on trying to get the city’s attention and get into conversations with them to make sure that they know that this is a problem that they can’t just keep on pushing back.” “Having any sort of event, let alone a volunteer event in a pandemic is a challenge,” Cummings said. “So from week one, we’ve been very strict about making sure everyone has masks at all times. Additionally, we’ve been able to get a bunch of donations of masks, so we’re passing them out whenever we have them, which is awesome because they’re one of the most frequently requested items when we’re passing out water.” Inspired by a bag of groceries Cataño and Montanez received at a Black Lives Matter meeting in July, the three took Cataño’s Subaru to pass out burritos to people living outside of City Hall. However, those that they were aiding were still suffering from an inaccessibility to clean water. In Skid Row, there are only five public water fountains for a population of roughly 5,000 people. Community activists have demanded the installation of these fountains for years, but the city has yet to do so. Given their “unexpected platform” that has reached more than 6,600 followers on Instagram so far, Cataño said the group hopes they can amplify other organizers who have been advocating for change for years and can help push for quicker change. As far as short-term goals, Cataño said Water Drop LA aims to continue and expand water distribution throughout more of L.A. As of now, the group is already working with a handful of community partners in Boyle Heights, Echo Park and West L.A. to sponsor as much water as possible for them to maintain their drops. In the long term, the team’s focus is on city advocacy and systemic change. last_img read more

Uganda Cranes Facing Cash Crisis ahead of Nations Cup

first_imgThe Uganda Cranes are facing a financial crisis as they embark on their 2017 Africa Cup of Nations campaign in Gabon – their first appearance at the finals in 39 years.Decolas Kiiza, the Uganda Football Association’s head of Finance, told BBC Sport they are still waiting for a cash-advance which the Ugandan government had promised to give them. Kiiza claims the money is vital to help the Cranes in their preparations and then at the tournament itself.“We made a budget of US$2,122,909 and after consultations and meetings with officials from the Ministry of Education and Sport and the National Council of Sports, the budget was slashed to US$1,226,855. But that money has not come as yet,” said Kiiza.He says they have had to fund the team from the FA’s own limited resources to help keep Uganda on track with their training schedule.They have a trip to Tunisia on Friday for an international friendly before heading to the United Arab Emirates for an eight-day training camp, followed by two other warm-up matches against Slovakia and then the African champions Ivory Coast.“We call upon the government to come in quickly to help the situation because we want to send a very strong and well motivated team,” added Kiiza.The Federation has also had to make an advance payment to fund the team kits so that each player can have six jerseys.Charles Bakkabulindi, the State Minister for Sports, told the BBC that the FA will have to wait for their advance until the Minister of Education and Sports, Janet Museveni – who is also the First Lady – has responded to the budget details which he has forwarded to her.The Uganda Cranes will be in Group D alongside Egypt, Ghana and Mali for the 2017 Nations Cup and will be based in Port Gentil for the event which runs from 14 January to 5 February.Uganda is the only country that qualified for Gabon 2017 from the Council for East and Central African Football Associations (CECAFA) region and the Cranes are also still in contention for a place at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

2017 Gold Cup – Enters Semi-final Phase

first_imgRelated The 2017 Gold Cup has entered the semi-final stage with four teams surviving from the twelve which began the biennial international men’s football championship of the North, Central American and Caribbean region organized by CONCACAF.Here’s a snap re-cap of engagements in the previous round as we envisage battle in the final four.Quarterfinal 1 (Costa Rica 1-0 Panama) – A game played in Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, contested by Costa Rica and Panama. The former edging an intense encounter with an unfortunate own goal recorded in the 77th minute off Godouy.Quarterfinal 2 (United States 2-0 El Salvador) – This tie had the presence of the host, and second most successful team in the history of the tournament – United States who squared up against El Salvador, a team which qualified as one of the best two third-placed teams. Not surprised the fixture’s imbalance led the tie to be decided with two first half goals from Omar Gonzalez and Lichaj.Quarterfinal 3 (Jamaica 2-1 Canada) – Arguably the tie of the round as both teams were evenly matched in all departments. Surprisingly, the Jamaicans got the first goal as early as the 6th minute courtesy Shaun Francis and then Romario Williams made it two in the 50th minute. Junior Hoilett scored what eventually became consolatory in the 61st minute.Quarterfinal 4 (Mexico 1-0 Honduras) – The timing of the first goal (6mins) almost cued in a massacre but against the odds, Honduras held on for a respectable defeat against the defending champions.Semi Final Fixtures:Costa Rica vs United States (AT&T Stadium, Arlington)Mexico vs Jamaica (Rose Bowl, Pasadena)A total of 49 goals have been scored so-far in the competition (2.23 per match), with Alphonso Davies (Canada) and Kévin Parsemain (Martinique) top of the goals chart with 3 apiece.last_img read more