Rondon leads Venezuela to 3-0 win over USA in soccer friendly

CINCINNATI, United States, June 9 (Xinhua) -- Two first-half goals from Newcastle United forward Salomon Rondon fired Venezuela to a 3-0 victory over a lackluster United States in their international friendly here on Sunday.

Rondon scored either side of a Jefferson Savarino strike at Cincinnati's Nippert stadium as the South American team finalized their preparations for the Copa America in Brazil with an emphatic display.

Venezuela will begin their Copa America campaign against Peru in Porto Alegre next Saturday. The USA, meanwhile, will start their CONCACAF Gold Cup quest with a clash against Guyana in Minnesota on June 18.

Meanwhile, Mateus Uribe scored either side of halftime as Colombia beat Peru 3-0 at Lima's Estadio Monumental

In other international friendlies on Sunday, Japan won 2-0 at home to El Salvador, Cameroon overcame Zambia 2-1, Brazil romped to a 7-0 home defeat of Honduras and Paraguay beat Guatemala 2-0.

[ Editor: WPY ]
 

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