US eases our path
THE Socceroos are in line for a likely World Cup qualifying playoff date with Panama or Honduras should they get past Syria on Tuesday night.
The US pounded Panama 4-0 yesterday, smoothing the way for Ange Postecoglou’s men, who will likely avoid a challenging tie with the Americans for a spot at Russia 2018.
If successful against Syria, the Socceroos will meet the fourth-placed team from CONCACAF.
The US win lifted it to third with 12 points and left Panama (10 points) in fourth with one game to play.
Fifth-placed Honduras (nine points) has a game in hand when it plays secondplaced Costa Rica today.
But nothing will be confirmed until Wednesday morning, when the final CONCACAF round is played.