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Toothless USA booed as they lose for second time in five days

  • Venezuela score three in first-half against sloppy defenders
  • USMNT have now failed to score for 266 minutes

Sloppy defense and careless goalkeeping sent the United States to another disconcerting defeat on Sunday, as they lost 3-0 to Venezuela in the Americans’ final warm-up before this month’s Gold Cup.

Venezuela were 3-0 up after only 36 minutes, the first time the US had trailed by three goals in the first-half since June 2011 – although that time at least they had the excuse of playing the world champions, Spain. Salomon Rondon scored two of the Venezuela’s goals, to become his country’s all-time leading scorer, and La Vinotinto beat the Americans for the first time after three defeats and two draws.

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