.. after suffering 2-1 Gold Cup defeat to HaitiSAN JOSE, Costa Rica ( CMC) – Bermuda captain Danté Leverock said his side had only themselves to blame after letting Haiti off the hook in the first half of their CONCACAF Gold Cup opener, which ended in a 2-1 defeat for the Gombey Warriors on Sunday.Debutants Bermuda, the lowest-ranked team in Group B, missed a hatful of chances in the first half before the six-foot, four-inch captain gave his side the lead on the stroke of halftime with a well-placed header.Leverock, 27, a defender who plays for Irish club Sligo Riovers, said afterwards that Bermuda should have gone into the break with more than a one-goal lead.Zeiko Lewis was the main culprit, missing two gilt-edged chances, while Nahki Wells and Lejuan Simmons both wasted good opportunities, before Bermuda faded in the second half,“In the first half, we were on top,” Leverock told Bermuda’s Royal Gazette newspaper.“We had our chances and at this level you have to take them. The attackers know they have to be scoring those types of chances, but we can’t fault them. They work hard and will win us games.“Some of the guys’ heads are down and it’s up to the leaders in the group to pick them up.”Leverock was pleased with his goal but defeat was a bitter pill to swallow.“To score for my country, in front of my family, is always a good feeling, but I’d rather not score and we win and keep a clean sheet,” he said.“Maybe I’ll look back in a couple of weeks and be proud of myself. Right now, I’m disappointed.”Haiti scored two second-half goals through Frantzdy Pierrot as Bermuda struggled to cope with the searing pace of substitute Derrick Etienne, who swung the momentum in his side’s favour.“They came out very strong and Etienne is a good player and his pace created problems for us,” Leverock added.“Maybe we sat back a bit too much and invited the pressure. Both goals were lapses in concentration.”Lewis, a former team-mate of Etienne’s at Major League Soccer side New York Red Bulls, echoed Leverock’s sentiments regarding Bermuda’s missed opportunities.“If we had taken our chances, we could have easily won this game,” Lewis said.“It’s always frustrating to miss chances, but we were all encouraging each other to stay positive for the second half.”Bermuda next take on group favourites Costa Rica, who beat Nicaragua 4-0 in their second game, in Frisco, Texas, romorrow.
Hermin Garić, 23 years old from B&H who lives in the United States made all the citizens of Utica proud by performing at the New York City Marathon in a wheelchair. He was born in Zavidovići and was injured by a grenade in his city in 1994. While he was escaping with his parents to a safer house, a grenade exploded near him and he sustained injuries.The ambulance, which was transporting him to the hospital, flipped into the creek, and injured Hermin’s spinal cord.Hermin found his peace in the city of Utica, New York 13 years ago, where he went for treatment.He began to be involved in sports in a wheelchair. This year, he was the only representative of his city at the prestigious New York City Marathon and that made citizens of Utica very proud.During the first few kilometers he was leading and completed the marathon in 33rd position, in 2 hours and 24 minutes.(Source: Klix.ba)
It’s been an arduous season so far for Manchester United, despite the club sitting in third position, just one point off top spot.Louis van Gaal’s side have come under fire from their own supporters for their unexciting displays, even though their defensive solidity has been the platform for their title tilt so far.With supporters growing weary, the Dutchman could well use the upcoming transfer window to bolster his ranks and inject more pace and invention into his side.But which superstars are being linked with moves to Theatre of Dreams? talkSPORT takes a look.Click the yellow arrow above, right, to find out the latest Manchester United transfer rumours… Manchester United are reportedly targeting Basel starlet Breel Embolo – Click the arrow above, right, for more Red Devils transfer news… – As Louis van Gaals overhaul of the Manchester United forward line continues he could be set to sign another teen sensation. Chief scout Peter Braund watched 18-year-old striker Embolo when Basel took on Fiorentina in the Europa League last week, hinting a move could be considered as the Old Trafford manager looks to add goals to his team. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) – Find out which Brazil star could move to Old Trafford next… – This is a transfer saga which looks set to rumble on until his next move actually occurs, but with Ronaldo reportedly not seeing eye-to-eye with manager Rafa Benitez, he is possibly closer to leaving the club than on previous occasions. Hell cost a huge sum of money if a deal is to happen but he could well turn down huge wages from Paris Saint-Germain to make an Old Trafford return happen. 5 Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) – Find out which Premier League flop could be handed a chance by Manchester United next… – Whatever happens in the coming weeks, the Red Devils seem set to land another marquee player in either January or the summer. Having been linked with Bale ever since his days at Southampton, its understandable the Welshman on their shopping list and with injuries and poor form hampering his time in La Liga, he could be open to a Premier League return if Man United stump up £80m. 5 Lucas Moura (Paris Saint-Germain) – Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has already identified the type of player he wants in January. Pacy widemen with tricks up their sleeves appear to be the men in his sights, so its understandable Lucas Moura is on his radar. Sir Alex Ferguson previously missed out on the Brazilian, but he could now move to Old Trafford as the Red Devils are again in the frame for his signature, although it seems the player himself is keen on staying in Paris. Borja Valero (Fiorentina) – Click the right arrow for the latest on Cristiano Ronaldo’s future… – The Spanish international wasnt exactly a hit during his time with West Brom between 2008 and 2011, but hes been one of Fiorentinas key men since 2012 and been named in the Europa Leagues squad of the season in the last two campaigns. Valero’s playmaking could add some much needed creativity and craft in the Man United midfield with their scouts keeping an eye on him, according to Swiss newspaper Blick. 5 5 5
TOP WORK Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Latest transfer news Both Spurs and Chelsea have been keeping close tabs on Arp, who has played 18 times in the Bundesliga so far, scoring twice.However, with his contract at Hamburg up in 2019, his value is quickly diminishing and it has been reported that Bayern Munich are closing in on a cut-price deal to sign him this summer. 2 The 18-year-old scored two Bundesliga goals in 2017/18 Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Arp has already earned comparisons with Harry Kane since breaking onto the scene with Hamburg Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland LATEST IN DEMAND Bild have claimed that the German giants could pay as little as £1.5m to complete the deal for one of Europe’s most promising strikers. Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade three-way race 2 Bayern have already agreed a deal to sign Leon Goretzka, the Schalke midfielder, on a free contract when his contract expires at the end of the month. The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star LIVING THE DREAM targets RANKED Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer moving on Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Bayern Munich are set to land the ‘new Harry Kane’ Jann-Fiete Arp ahead of Tottenham and Chelsea.The 18-year-old has caught the eye since breaking into the first team at struggling Hamburg, who were relegated to the 2. Bundesliga at the end of last season, and he’s already been compared to England’s leading centre-forward. targets