Hours after his side’s 6-0 thrashing of Honduras to resuscitate dreams of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup, Bruce Arena announced on Saturday five changes to the U.S. national team roster ahead of Tuesday’s qualifier against Panama. [ FOLLOW: All of PST’s USMNT coverage | MLS ] John Brooks (sinus infection), Sebastian Lletget (foot), Jordan Morris (knee) and Michael Orozco (knee) were all released back to their club teams, while Club Tijuana midfielder Paul Arriola was added to the squad. Brooks dealt with the sinus infection throughout USMNT camp this past week, as Morris did his knee injury which he picked up last weekend. Lletget left Friday’s win over Honduras in the 18th minute and will
England's Jake Livermore feared that he would never play again after failing a drugs test in the aftermath of his son's death in 2014. Livermore was with Hull City when the tragedy struck and he took cocaine to help deal with the grief, which led to a suspension. "There was a stage in my life where I didn't think I was going to play at all, let alone get back playing for England," he said in quotes reported by The Mirror.
SYDNEY (AP) After clinching first place in Australia’s A-League without taking the field, Sydney FC enhanced its record achievement with a 3-0 win over the Perth Glory on Sunday. Sydney FC won the Premiers Plate as regular-season champions after the second-place Melbourne Victory lost 1-0 to Brisbane on Saturday, when Sydney had a night off. The Brisbane win left Sydney with an unassailable 11-point lead in first place with three rounds to play. The Sydney side also created some history: it became the only team to have remained in outright first position in the standings for an entire season. In the other match Sunday, the Wellington Phoenix beat Newcastle 5-0 to remain within five points of