US Soccer community reacts to not making 2018 World Cup
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.
Today is the worst day in US Soccer History.— Over Under Initiative (@OverUnderPlay) October 11, 2017
Sunil Gulati to announce World Cup CENTENARIO to be held all over the United States the summer of 2018. USA, Chile, Netherlands and Albania— Men in Blazers (@MenInBlazers) October 11, 2017
No team has a divine right to go to the World Cup. It has to be earned. USA did not earn it. No hard luck story here.— Ian Darke (@IanDarke) October 11, 2017
US soccer fans asking "clean house?" No. Level it. Rebuild. A reality check. From rock bottom CAN come rebirth. But For now, we are pissed— Chris Fowler (@cbfowler) October 11, 2017