Manchester United's title defence suffered a massive blow after a shock 1-0 defeat at home to Everton, while Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool and Tottenham all won in midweek English Premier League play.
US Soccer has named Jozy Altidore and Abby Wambach as the male and female Athletes of the Year after Altidore led the United States to Brazil 2014, and Wambach broke the all-time scoring record.
Jurgen Klinsmann's USA rebounded from an early wobble to dominate the CONCACAF qualifying Hexagonal, while Honduras and Costa Rica did themselves proud and Mexico struggled mightily.
USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann's 23-man squad to face Scotland and Austria in their upcoming friendlies features Tim Howard and Jozy Altidore, while Landon Donovan and Brad Guzan are unavailable through injury.
Two late goals from first-place USA helped Mexico avoid elimination by the narrowest of margins and sent Panama out of the competition in a cruel twist. Join FIFA.com for a look at a wild final day in the CONCACAF hexagonal.
The FIFA U-17 World Cup has been unveiling stars of tomorrow for a full quarter-century. FIFA.com takes you through some of the tournament’s world-renowned graduates.