Sergio Aguero injured in car accident
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero was involved in a car accident on Thursday in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Aguero was a passenger in a taxi when the driver lost control of the vehicle and hit a column on the side of the road. Aguero confirmed he suffered a broken rib. Manchester City does hope to have him back in two to four weeks. Aguero will miss two World Cup Qualifiers for Argentina against Peru and Ecuador. Only one goal away from equaling City’s all-time scoring record, Aguero has wait to break the record until he is fit to get back.
Bruce Arena names U.S. roster for upcoming qualifiers
United States coach Bruce Arena has named his roster for the coming World Cup Qualifiers against Panama and Trinidad and Tobago. There were only five changes made from the previous roster. The most notable name left of the roster was Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Fabian Johnson. The reason for Johnson’s omission is not because of the injuries Johnson had been dealing with, as he played against Borussia Dortmund this past weekend. Los Angeles Galaxy defender and midfielder Gyasi Zardes replaced Johnson. Zardes won’t be on the roster because of an injury he suffered this past weekend.
Deandre Yedlin will make his return to the national team after missing the last round of qualifiers because of an injury. Two new faces are New England Revolution forward Juan Agudelo and Tijuana defender Michael Orozco. Agudelo is replacing Seatlle Sounders’ forward Jordan Morris, who is out with a hamstring injury. Joining them Is 32-year-old Sporting Kansas City midfielder Benny Feilhaber, who has not been called on since last winter.
The U.S. has two matches left in World Cup Qualifying and needs to get good results out of them to qualify for the finals next summer in Russia. The U.S. will face Panama on Friday and Trinidad and Tobago on Oct. 10.
FC Bayern and Carlo Ancelotti part ways
After the 3-0 loss to Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday, FC Bayern Munich and manager Carlo Ancelotti have parted ways. The club released a statement Wednesday saying assistant coach Willy Sagnol will take charge of the team on an interim basis. Ancelotti had only coached Bayern for one season before being replaced.
During the 2016-17 season, Bayern finished top of the table in the Bundesliga. The team also had good performances in the German domestic cups, getting a semifinal appearance in the German Cup and finishing on top in the German Super Cup. In the Champions League, Bayern only made it to the quarterfinals, losing to would-be champions in Real Madrid.
Bayern sits in second place in the Bundesliga table, five points behind Borussia Dortmund. Its next game is against SC Freiburg on Oct. 14. The next Champions League fixture for the team will be against Celtic on Oct. 18.