Mueller scores twice, US routs El Salvador 6-0 in exhibition
Paul Arriola scored in his first start for club or country since tearing his right Achilles tendon in D.C. United’s preseason match on Feb. 15. Brenden Aaronson, playing his second international game following his debut against Costa Rica in February, got his first goal. 22 U.S. had wide stretches of free space against 70th-ranked El Salvador in a match played outside the FIFA calendar and without top stars. Right back Julian Araujo also started in his debut, and defenders Marco Farfan and Kyle Duncan debuted as second-half substitutes. Aaronson got the lone goal of the second half in the 50th with a 12-yard right-foot shot from a Lletget pass.
U.S. appeals court allows abortion curbs in Texas during coronavirus
Circuit Court of Appeals on a 2-1 vote threw out a federal judges order issued last week that had blocked the states action. The appeals court had earlier temporarily put the district judges ruling on hold. The appeals court action allows state officials to continue to enforce the restrictions, which were announced by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, a Republican. Texas and other states that previously pursued abortion restrictions have sought to crack down on abortion availability during the pandemic. The restrictions violate the right to abortion under the U.S. Constitution as recognized by the U.S. Supreme Court in its 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, the abortion providers argued.feeds.reuters.com