U.S. not in World Cup? Intolerable!

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A 2-1 defeat to an already eliminated Trinidad and Tobago meant the US finished an embarrassing fifth out of six teams in their CONCACAF qualifying group.

United States soccer manager Bruce Arena told the Washington Post's Steven Goff on Thursday he does not have a desire to remain at the helm through another four-year World Cup qualifying period. One of the best tirades came from ESPN analyst and former usa player Taylor Twellman, whose embarrassment and disgust were equalled only by his anger at mediocre expectations that have long considered subpar player and team performances superb.

"There is no denying that this is a setback for all of us involved with the game in our country", Major League Soccer said in a statement.

India-born American Gulati, 58, has been the US Soccer Federation president since 2006 but new elections are in February and a call for new leadership has been swift and loud from fans and media commentators.

"A massive reboot needs to happen in a federation that has too often been opaque, insular and woefully resistant to change over the years, and it has to start at the top with the replacement of US Soccer president Sunil Gulati".

Critics of equal pay for women have argued that the men play against much more talented competitors and shouldn't be expected to win against, say, Brazil or Spain, so we can't really compare wins and losses - or pay - on both squads. That's Gulati, who has championed this profiteering model. The Americans won't even play a competitive match for almost two years, until the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup. So if you follow the men's team but think watching women's soccer won't be satisfying enough, you've just run out of excuses.

"You don't make wholesale changes on a ball being two inches wide or two inches in".

There are many former US players who are now MLS coaches who could take the reins of the USMNT but Peter Vermes may be the best option.

In the wake of the biggest American sports failure this century, if not all time, the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) must make deep introspection. The U.S. never settled in during the Hex, costing German legend Jurgen Klinsmann a job he should have lost after the 2014 World Cup.

The American Outlaws are an unofficial supporters group of the US national soccer teams.

The lack of a World Cup next summer is a systematic failure at multiple levels of American soccer.

More immediately, a decision must be made on whether the national team plays exhibitions during the November fixture dates and who will coach.

Club soccer teams price out poor families during the crucial development years. Iceland, with a population of 300,000, defeated England in last year's European Cup in a game attended by a 10th of the island's population, and have now qualified for the 2018 World Cup ahead of many larger European nations. "What are we doing?" "Certainly I think as our league continues to grow, it benefits the national team program". "To make any kind of insane changes would be foolish". Throughout his career he played a variety of positions from forward to defender, giving him a good knowledge of all areas of the pitch. We're building a good system in our professional league. Soccer fans here are used to following professional teams and tournaments overseas, and the connection the sport gives us to the rest of the globe is part of the draw.

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