Former U.S. national team striker Taylor Twellman has sounded off on the Americans' stunning elimination from World Cup qualifying, calling the setback an "utter embarrassment".
After the match, veteran soccer writer Grant Wahl summed up the enormity of the disaster best. Yes, folks, the United States has officially missed out on a trip to the World Cup next year.
If the U.S. had made next year's finals, Fox would've gotten the chance to broadcast three group-stage games for the United States side, with the possibility of more if the Americans were able to make a run into the knockout round.
ESPN soccer pundit and former U.S. player Taylor Twellman has torn strips off the American team following their shock failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.
People can be as angry as they want, but the fact of the matter is that no anger in this world is going to send this under-achieving team to Russian Federation next year. We should have been having real criticism.
While there will still be plenty of interest in Russian Federation 2018, it's no doubt disappointing to both American soccer fans and Fox that the USA will not be a part of the competition. We can't beat Trinidad on a field that's too wet and too heavy? "They have not done a good enough job of getting this group ready to play".
Herculez Gomez says the USA are regressing rather than progressing in terms of player development. "Max, you don't deserve to go to the World Cup, plain and simple".