In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery “All the guys that came in had a great experience of being a part of the national team throughout the nine days,” Sarachan said. “You don’t just make changes for change’s sake. We did want to make at least 3-4 subs, and could have been six, but that game sort of evolved in a way where we felt like the players on the field needed to be rewarded for a great effort.”Delgado’s 50-yard pass led to the foul that resulted in the 45th-minute penalty kick.Jorge Villafana won Bruno Valdez’s throw-in deep in the U.S. end and headed the ball to Tyler Adams, a 19-year-old midfielder making his third international appearance. Adams squared to Delgado before taking off and reached Delgado’s pass about 30 yards from goal. Adams rounded goalkeeper Roberto Fernandez, who tripped him with an outstretched arm .“With my pace . I was able to go at the goalkeeper, and he took a good angle on the initial shot,” Adams said. “I was going to try to tuck it back post, so I tried to drag it across my body, and the keeper caught me. And Bobby just stepped up and buried it.”Wood, making his first start since Feb. 10, for Hamburg against Borussia Dortmund, coaxed Fernandez into diving right while his penalty kick went left for his 11th international goal. Novakovich, who has 18 goals this season for Telstar in the Dutch second tier, replaced Wood in the 77th minute and missed a chance to score in stoppage time when his point-blank shot went into Fernandez’ chest.ADVERTISEMENT Sloane Stephens cracks top 10 with Miami semifinal run View comments LATEST STORIES Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Weah debuted in the 86th minute, Bobby Wood scored on a penalty kick and the U.S. beat Paraguay 1-0 in an exhibition Tuesday night for its first win in three games under interim coach Dave Sarachan.Weah entered in the 86th minute and was pulled down three minutes later by Derlin Gonzalez. Weah made his debut for Paris Saint-Germain on March 3, less than two weeks after his birthday. He played alongside American midfielder Darlington Nagbe, whose father Joe was Liberia’s captain and a teammate of George Weah on the national team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownMidfielder Marky Delgado and forward Andrija Novakovich — whose family drove 16 hours from Wisconsin for the game — also made their U.S. debuts. Sarachan has given three players debuts in each game since taking over for Bruce Arena, who quit in November after the U.S. failed to qualify for the World Cup.Sarachan praised his young players for winning a “a real big-boy game” that included seven yellow cards — five for Paraguay. United States’ Bobby Wood (7) chases the ball with Paraguay’s Cristian Riveros during the first half of an international friendly soccer match in Cary, N.C., Tuesday, March 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)CARY, N.C. — Tim Weah ran onto the field wearing bright orange boots, the first player born in the 2000s to play for the United States.“This is what I’ve been waiting for my whole life,” said the 18-year-old, the son of Liberian President George Weah, the 1995 FIFA Player of the Year. “I’m really appreciative of the chance that the coaching staff has given me, and I’m hoping that I get more call-ups.”ADVERTISEMENT Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Sarachan is likely to add some veterans when the U.S. gathers in late May for exhibitions against Bolivia, Ireland and France. The Americans won’t play a competitive match until the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup, and a new coach may not be hired until after this summer’s World Cup.The U.S. debuted new uniforms with blue horizontal stripes — which would have been its road set during the World Cup.Sarachan started seven players with five international appearances or fewer, a youth movement that followed the end of the United States’ streak of seven straight World Cup appearances.Zack Steffen started in goal after making his debut in the second half of a January exhibition against Bosnia-Herzegovina that ended 0-0.Kenny Saief, playing for the first time since his debut last June, had a chance in the 16th minute when his 8-yard shot was deflected by Bruno Valdez with a slide tackle and cleared by Gustavo Gomez.Paraguay, which is missing its second straight World Cup after four consecutive appearances, had a prime scoring chance in the 68th minute. 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The bowling industry made a strategic decision to expand high school interest, pooling its time and money to help schools launch intramural programs. Bowling centers, meanwhile, have added teen-friendly events such as glow-in-the-dark bowling and dance-club environments. And to foster interest among younger students, the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America offers gym teachers in-school bowling kits with plastic balls, pins and 20-foot-long carpet that have arrows for aiming points, just like real lanes. To change the image of the sport, bowling operators are tinkering with their terminology. Most don’t run bowling “alleys” anymore. Owners think “centers” or “houses” sound nicer. “Bowling has traditionally been centered around leagues, and they’re going by the wayside,” said Pam Long, youth director for the proprietors’ association. “So proprietors are starting to see that if they don’t do something there, their bowlers are going to leave them.” Most high school bowlers don’t compete in other sports, which is another reason for its growing popularity, said Jeanne Klescewski, director of high school and collegiate efforts at the United States Bowling Congress. “You don’t have to be one of the elite bowling athletes to make the high school team,” she said. “It’s a sport in which it’s easier to develop. You may not have the height for basketball. You may not have the solid build for football. But bowling is a brain game.” Most bowlers scoff at the notion that their sport is not demanding. Just ask Nikki Formica, a first-year member of her school’s bowling team, about what goes through her mind when she looks down the alley. “Your feet have to be in the right spot. You have to take the right amount of steps. Your arm has to go up at the exact right time. You have to bend a certain amount. But you can’t think about any of that,” she warns. “You just have to think about your mark. That’s what I’m working on.” By contrast, Shaun Haas, a veteran of the lanes at 17, said bowling’s appeal is its simplicity. “I play football, too, and there’s so much pressure on you,” he said. “You have to make your block, you have to run through the right hole, you have to tackle the guy before he makes a touchdown. But here, it’s just like, you throw a ball down the lane. It’s fun.” Like most athletes who earn varsity letters, bowlers don’t just want to play. They want to win. And, like in so many sports, students looking for an edge can spend hundreds of dollars on gear. At Twin Valley, it’s not unusual for competitive bowlers to own at least three bowling balls for different shots – one for straight shots, one that has a heavy hook, and one that doesn’t hook as much if lanes are more dry than oily. Students use luggage carts with wheels to haul these bowling balls to competitions, looking like a pack of travelers heading to the airport. And shoes. Loaner pairs are available at bowling centers, but serious competitors buy their own footwear with changeable heels and soles for varying lane conditions. “It isn’t just to go out and have fun,” said Kevin Raquet, athletic director for the Twin Valley School District. “If you’re coming out, you better expect to be competitive, work hard and be ready to go on match day. If all you want to do is goof off, you won’t make the team.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! READING, Pa. – It’s practice time, and the high school students vying for a spot on the varsity squad aren’t at the gym. The action is down at the Bowl-O-Rama. The boys and girls from Twin Valley High School in southeastern Pennsylvania set up at their usual lanes, surrounded by teams from rival schools. This is a family bowling center, but the students have taken it over, scattering the pins in a series of loud, clattering crashes. “I’ll be doing this the rest of my life,” said Lindsey Bitler, 16, co-captain of the girls’ team at Twin Valley, after nailing a strike. “I love it that much.” Bowling is hot in high schools, belying its stereotype as a pastime of beer leagues and smoky alleys. In fact, for boys and girls, no varsity sport is growing faster. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Bowling posted the most gains in 2004-05, in both the number of players and the number of schools adding teams, according to the National Federation of State High School Associations. Still, football remains the king of sports among boys, with more than 1 million high school players. For girls, the top sport is basketball, with more than 450,000 suiting up each season. By comparison, bowling has just under 40,000 boys and girls combined. Yet 16 states now recognize bowling as a varsity sport, a fourfold increase since 1999. And most other states have club-level bowling or plan to start bowling soon. “It’s a big deal in these schools,” said Sue Hinrichsen, assistant executive director of the Illinois High School Association. “It’s just as big as other sports. I’ve draped enough medals around these kids to see the emotion, to see the impact it really has for kids to achieve their goals.” Beyond becoming more accessible, bowling is growing more acceptable – even cool.