McKennie’s first Schalke goal is CL winner at Lokomotiv


first_imgWeston McKennie could have hardly picked a better time to score his first Schalke goal. With a Champions League tie at Lokomotiv Moscow scoreless in the 88th minute, the American midfielder headed home a corner kick for Schalke’s winner in a 1-0 result. Weston McKennie wins it for @s04_us with his first goal for the club 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/crF0EFmebl— Bleacher Report Live (@brlive) October 3, 2018It was the first senior goal with Schalke for the 20-year-old, who made the breakthrough to the first team at the start of last season.  Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! “It’s a dream come true, not just to play in the Champions League, but also to score my first goal in my professional club career that way,” McKennie said in quotes published on UEFA’s website.”I don’t really score that often, but I pulled it off today, which was great.”We had the game in our grip after the break and rewarded ourselves. The relief is huge, we’re happy. We won together today. It wasn’t all of my own doing.”McKennie became the eighth American to score in the Champions League with the goal, and the second youngest at 20 years, 36 days.Only Christian Pulisic was younger when he scored in Europe’s top club competition, making the breakthrough at 18 years, 171 days for Borussia Dortmund against Benfica in March 2017.Of the 15 total goals scored by Americans in the Champions League, nine of them have been scored for German clubs. McKennie was named to the most recent roster for the U.S. national team for their upcoming friendlies against Colombia and Peru.The Texas native has been capped six times by the USMNT, scoring one goal, which came in his senior debut against Portugal last November.last_img read more

Cargill Hires Diana Shippings Capesize


first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Athens-based Diana Shipping has entered into a time charter contract with Geneva’s Cargill International for one of its Capesize dry bulk vessels.Under the deal, the company’s 171,810 dwt bulker Salt Lake City would be hired at a gross charter rate of USD 9,750 per day for a period of twenty to twenty-three months.The 2005-built unit is scheduled to commence its charter on March 14, 2019.Diana Shipping expects that the employment would generate around USD 5.85 million of gross revenue for the minimum scheduled period of the time charter.Salt Lake City is currently working for Cargill International at a rate of USD 16,250 per day. The current deal was signed for a period of over 10 months, from May 2018 to mid-March 2019.last_img read more