Monday's soccer news starts with the changes to the USMNT's Gold Cup roster. USMNT coach Bruce Arena surprised nobody by using all six of his changes, announcing them the day after the USMNT won group B. Jozy Altidore, Michael Bradley, Clint Dempsey, Tim Howard, Jesse Gonzalez, and Darlington Nagbe. Exiting the squad were Alejandro Bedoya, Dom Dwyer, Brad Guzan, Sean Johnson, Cristian Roldan, and Kelyn Rowe.
"We have added some experienced players to the roster that can help us in the knockout round of the Gold Cup," Arena said in a press statement. "The players leaving all made a good impression, and I'm optimistic for their future with the National Team program."
The USMNT adds experience all over the field, with four of the six additions key members of the squad through the prior World Cup cycle. Arena's choices answer some of the complaints about the experience of this Gold Cup squad. It also likely returns the USMNT to a more familiar starting XI. There are still plenty of players left needing to show how they will work alongside the established players, now and in the future when Arena can call on his European-based group.
BBC Sport has Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho casting doubt on a move for Cristiano Ronaldo. The Guardian's Andy Hunter looks at what else Everton might do in a busy transfer market. Bundesliga Fanatic's Aidan Reagh explains what happened to Bayer Leverkusen.
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