Soccer-Spain beat Ireland 2-0 with two late goals (Reuters)

NEW YORK, June 11 (Reuters) – Spain struck twice in the second half to overcome a typically spirited Ireland 2-0 in their friendly international at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday. Spain, the world’s top-ranked side, spurned several first-half chances before substitute Roberto Soldado found the net and broke the deadlock after 69 minutes. Ireland went close to equalizing several times, forcing a save, striking the cross bar and having a goal disallowed for offside but to no avail. …

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