For the first time since 1986, the United States Men’s National Team will not be in the World Cup.
The USMNT failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup after a stunning 2-1 loss to Trinidad & Tobago on Thursday night, and with victories by Panama and Honduras. The odds of this all happening were tiny (even a USMNT draw and they were in great shape), and it’s an absolutely embarrassing result for the United States.
— Sebastian Salazar (@SebiSalazarFUT) October 11, 2017
Twitter understandably had a lot to say about it. Here are just some of the many, many examples:
The United States has been eliminated from World Cup 2018. The most surreal and embarrassing night in US soccer history.
— Grant Wahl (@GrantWahl) October 11, 2017
— Postseason Ike (@thecinco_5) October 11, 2017
If you are a American soccer fan, be angry, scream from the hill tops, this should never happen. #USMNT
— Maximiliano Bretos (@mbretosESPN) October 11, 2017
Pulisic is the best young soccer player the US has ever had. He must wait 5 yrs for his first World Cup. Worst of many gut punches. #USMNT
— Guerin Emig (@GuerinEmig) October 11, 2017
The US men's soccer team will always let us down. Slash their budget and give it to the US women's team. Quit throwing good money at bad.
— Matt Higginson (@matt_higginson) October 11, 2017
So many painful aspects to this, but having USA's first transcendent talent not get the World Cup stage next summer is near top of the list
— Seth Vertelney (@svertelney) October 11, 2017
— Eric Lander (@EricLanderSEO) October 11, 2017
— Alexi Lalas (@AlexiLalas) October 11, 2017
Strictly from a sports wins/losses & results angle, #USMNT missing out on World Cup is the worst story we've had in over 20 years.
— Jason Smith (@howaboutafresca) October 11, 2017
Today is the worst day in US Soccer History.
— Kyle Martino (@kylemartino) October 11, 2017
“We needed a number of changes for a World Cup roster” Bruce Arena, the guy who picked tonight’s squad
— Luke Zimmermann (@lukezim) October 11, 2017
Not sure I've ever felt quite this disappointed by sports before.
— Royce Young (@royceyoung) October 11, 2017
This is easily the most embarrassed I have ever been as a sports fan.
And I root for the #Vikings.
— Eric Thompson (@eric_j_thompson) October 11, 2017
Who will #USMNT play in the NIT?
— Eric Edholm (@Eric_Edholm) October 11, 2017
And lastly… this one (you can imagine how the comments look).
— U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) October 11, 2017