For the first time in 32 years the U.S. national team have not qualified for the World Cup.
Let that sink in. It will take a while.
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Prominent figures in the U.S. Soccer realm reacted to the USA’s shocking 2-1 defeat at CONCACAF minnows Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday which cost them a spot at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
With the U.S. needing just a point to make the World Cup they lost to a T&T side who had absolutely nothing to play for as they were already guaranteed to finish bottom of the CONCACAF standings.
Coupled with wins for Panama and Honduras against Costa Rica and Mexico respectively, the U.S. crashed out at the final hurdle and didn’t even clinch a playoff spot.