A Brazilian businessman helped set up a huge bribe to South American football officials to secure the rights for a new tournament.
Former Captain Claudio Reyna blasted the US Soccer programme on Tuesday, a week after the United States failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia.
A miraculous qualifying campaign has brought Syria within sight of a World Cup berth.
Syria will play Australia in the first leg of their crucial World Cup Asian play-off in Malaysia next month.
Coach Ange Postecoglou says his team will hit the ground running in their arduous World Cup play-off against Syria.
Dreams will be fulfilled and others dashed as the Asian contingent is decided in qualifying.
Two El Salvador players have been handed suspensions for biting American opponents during the Gold Cup quarter-finals.