Powered by ‘Tuffy’ – Anderson’s brace gives Waterhouse first RSPL win

first_img – Rivoli 3-4 Boys’ Town – Tivoli Gardens 2-0 Harbour View – Montego Bay 1-1 Humble Lion – Portmore 1-0 Cavalier Today’s Game: Waterhouse registered their first win of the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) season after scoring a convincing 3-0 win over the University of the West Indies (UWI) at the Drewsland mini-stadium yesterday. Jermaine ‘Tuffy’ Anderson (38th and 81st) led the way with a goal in each half, sandwich by another strike from captain Damarley Samuels (45+2). However, the game ended on a sour note for the hosts as midfielder Romario Campbell was shown the red card in time added. Although not satisfied with the performance, Waterhouse coach Calvert Fitzgerald said the players showed they wanted the ‘monkey off their back’. “I am feeling good (for win) … but I am not pleased with how the team performed. We were a bit lazy, and the coordination wasn’t what I want. “But I credit them for endeavour. They wanted to win, and they showed the ambition to get the monkey off their back, so I am happy for that but not totally happy with how the team performed,” he insisted. The home team took a while to control a spirited UWI team and get the game under their control. They almost took the lead on the half-hour, but Evan Taylor, who had a Man of the Match performance, saw his shot hit the post and roll across the face of the goal. Anderson also came close but Amal Knight was equal to his low strike moments later. They eventually broke the deadlock when Anderson’s header squeezed through Knight’s legs and over the line. The home team continued to dominate, and Samuels made it 2-0 in added time with a low, fierce drive from 20 yards. Waterhouse were again the better team after the break, and they sealed the win nine minutes from time when Anderson got on to the end of Kemar Seivwright’s cross and fired under Knight to make it 3-0. In added time, Campbell was shown the red card for a retaliatory tackle on a UWI player. UWI’s coach, Marcel Gayle, was making his first return as an opposing coach to the club where he coached for more than 15 years. Yesterday’s Results 8:30 p.m. – Arnett Gardens vs Reno at Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex.last_img read more

Wayne Rooney fined after arrest in December for public intoxication

first_imgFormer Manchester United star Wayne Rooney was arrested in December at Dulles Airport outside Washington, D.C. for public intoxication, according to local police.Rooney, who has played for U.S. soccer team D.C. United since last year, was booked into the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on Dec. 16, on a charge of public intoxication stemming from an arrest by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police, the local sheriff’s office said.The English footballer was arrested at an international arrivals gate at Dulles after he triggered a door alarm but did not breach airport security, a Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority spokesman said in a statement.He received a $25 fine, according to court documents.Rooney, 33, was released later the same day on a personal recognizance bond, said Kraig Troxell, a spokesman for the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.It was not immediately clear why authorities had delayed releasing details of Rooney’s arrest for more than two weeks.Rooney’s agent did not immediately respond to requests for comment. A spokesman for the player was quoted by British media as saying he was “disorientated” after mixing sleeping pills with alcohol during a flight from Saudi Arabia.D.C. United said it was aware of the reports of Rooney’s arrest.”We are aware of news reports indicating that Wayne Rooney was arrested in December,” D.C. United said in a statement obtained by the Washington Post. “We understand the media’s interest in this matter but believe this is a private matter for Wayne that D.C. United will handle internally.”advertisementD.C. United did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Rooney, England’s former captain and all-time top scorer, joined the Major League Soccer club in mid-2018 in a deal that was reportedly worth more than $12 million and made him the highest paid player in D.C. United’s history.Liverpool-born Rooney was the latest addition to an elite list of former England captains to cross the Atlantic, following David Beckham and Steven Gerrard.Rooney burst into the consciousness of English soccer when he made his Premier League debut for Everton at age 16.He joined Manchester United for $35 million in 2004 and stayed there for 13 seasons – winning five English titles, one Champions League, one FA Cup, three League Cups and becoming the club’s all-time leading scorer with 253 goals.He earned 119 caps for England – a national record for an outfield player – and in 2015 he surpassed Manchester United great Bobby Charlton’s England goalscoring record, ending his international career with 53 goals for his country.Also Read | Blackpool fan protests on roof of Arsenal team bus before start of matchAlso Read | Sorry boss! Alexis Sanchez makes the mistake of sitting on manager Ole Solskjaer’s chairlast_img read more