Holmes earns second cap for USA in defeat to Venezuela

Duane Holmes
Duane Holmes

Derby County midfielder Duane Holmes bagged his second cap for the United States of America, who lost 3-0 to Venezuela in their final warm-up match before the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Holmes, 24, who was born in Columbus, Georgia, before moving to Wakefield as a youngster, was introduced from the bench on the hour mark in Sunday's game in Cincinnati but his USMNT team were already 3-0 down having been hit by Salomon Rondon's brace and Jefferson Savarino's strike before half-time.

It was a disappointing result for Gregg Berhalter's team but former Huddersfield Town and Scunthorpe United player Holmes produced an impressive debut display in last week's 1-0 loss to Jamaica and he will now hope to help the USA to better fortunes when they kick-off their CONCACAF Gold Cup campaign, against Guyana, next week.

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