A nice end to the international break for Salomon Rondon and DeAndre Yedlin.

They were the last two Newcastle players to turn out for their countries before heading back to Tyneside ahead of the Arsenal game on Saturday.

The USA kicked off at 1.30am UK time in Nashville, both they and Mexico making numerous changes.

However, Newcastle’s DeAndre Yedlin was jubilant afterwards despite only coming off the bench in the 84th minute, the USA side beating big rivals Mexico for the first time in three and a half years time.

Midway through the second half the game was settled inside a couple of minutes, Zaldivar sent off for Mexico and then the USA going up the other end for Tyler Adams to score the winner with his first ever international goal.

Then finally, it was the turn of Salomon Rondon, over in Panama City at 2am UK time, Venezuela took on Panama.

Some ‘interesting’ goalkeeping (see below)  somehow kept the scores level, until the Newcastle forward got a morale boosting double.

Rondon struck in the 67th and 93rd minute with two well taken goals but doubtful whether he will be gifted such easy chances as these against Arsenal.

Elsewhere, Ki Sung-yueng played the full match as South Korea drew 0-0 at home to Chile, that match kicking off on Tuesday at 12 noon UK time.

Then Tuesday night saw Ciaran Clark sit out a 1-1 draw between Poland and the Republic of Ireland.

Meanwhile Fabian Schar had a decent game in a tedious match against England, a Rashford goal on 54 minutes giving the home side the victory.

Newcastle’s Swiss international defender went down clutching his groin at one point but ended up playing the full match, so apparently no injury worries there. Former Newcastle defender Kevin Mbabu was an unused sub on the night.



  • Wor Lass

    Rafa doesn`t usually seem to put the international boys straight back in to the team but I suspect he might make an exception for these two – I hope so, anyway. Was Muto not away with Japan?

    • Kenny

      he should stay in Japan, as for Rondon & Yedlin i think they must start if we are to have a chance against Arsenal

      • Billmag

        C’mon Kenny give Muto a few games it’s much to early to make a judgement on a player after a couple of games.

        • Kenny

          i dont think he is good enough to start

      • Wor Lass

        I still think it`s too early to write the lad off. Agree on the other two.

  • Kenny

    England were schitt again last night, how Southgate gets the backing of the FA & the pundits is beyond me, it looks like the old boys club in overdrive

    • MrShack66

      No more interest in England for me unless we qualify for the Euros.

      • Kenny

        they qualify then get beaten by the 1st decent team they meet

        • MrShack66

          Aye mate I become a glory hunting fan once we start doing well. Although I reckon the World Cup was more a blip.

    • SuperDesHamilton

      I watched Spain they were amazing last night especially Asensio

      • Kenny

        rub it in, i was going to watch Spain but changed my mind

        • SuperDesHamilton

          Was England that bad? I’ve long gave up on then like

      • Peaky

        Yes….Enrique has certainly moved them up another level…awesome.

        • SuperDesHamilton

          Croatia are still on the pitch now trying to find them

          • Peaky

            😂😂 Spain v France….Euro 20 final….wonder what the odds are providing they don’t meet in an earlier round ?

          • SuperDesHamilton

            You seen how convoluted it is? We’ll all be dead by the time the final gets played 😂

  • 5floorshigh

    never rated Rondon but 2 goals here, match fitness and confidence on the up, hoping he proves me wrong……..but………whats the betting Rafa starts with Hoss