For the first time since 1986, the United States won’t be at the World Cup. The USMNT lost 2-1 to Trinidad & Tobago on Tuesday night, dooming them to fifth place in CONCACAF’s Hex following unfavorable results in the Honduras-Mexico and Panama-Costa Rica matches.
Over on ESPNEWS after the match, ESPN soccer analyst (and former USMNT player) Taylor Twellman delivered a scathing rebuke of the team that rings quite true.
Last month, Fox commentator (and another former USMNT star) Alexi Lalas went on a similar rant that gained plenty of attention.
I love a good rant like this, because you can tell it’s coming from the heart. Twellman’s pretty clearly livid about the loss, the elimination from World Cup qualifying, and the direction of US Soccer as a whole.
If there’s one positive about this loss…hey, at least we won’t need to hear all the debate shows dip their toe in the waters of soccer next summer.