Yes. The un-imaginable had happened. The U.S. men’s soccer team was ousted by Trinidad & Tobago, 2-1, and there won’t be a World Cup appearance in 2018.
This was unexpected. The Trinidad & Tobago team shouldn’t have been able to win – at least on paper. The U.S. team had won a grand 4-0 win over Panama, four days prior and was on a high. Trinidad & Tobago should have been just a blip challenge, before officially qualifying for the World Cup.
But this happened:
The U.S. men’s soccer team had qualified for the World Cup seven times in a row, since 1990.
But the streak ended with a sputter.
Here’s how Twitter is handling this:
Bit of an exaggeration, but we get his point.
I could get 20 friends together and train for 6 months and we could beat Trinidad and Tobago
— Omar Mercado (@Ohmarrr96) October 11, 2017
Landon Donovan being positive.
We must learn from this and move forward to ensure a brighter future for soccer in the US. Thanks to the fans for always believing 🇺🇸⚽️
— Landon Donovan (@landondonovan) October 11, 2017
Criticizing the U.S. soccer developmental attitudes:
Youth soccer in US is a business built on quantity of registrations not quality talent.
We don't invest in players. We up-sell families.
— Mike Foss (@themikefoss) October 11, 2017
Time to add relegation to the MLS with the lower leagues! Start breeding players and a culture
— Houstonian (@Caution_Cole) October 11, 2017
300 mill ppl and can’t come up with 11 decent players smh
— Evan (@FcbEvan) October 11, 2017
so when does the us women’s soccer team get the @ussoccer handle
— Natalie Weiner (@natalieweiner) October 11, 2017
“Friendly Reminder” of the over-achieving successes of the Women’s Team.
— Domenico Montanaro (@DomenicoNPR) October 11, 2017
Sarcasm to the fullest.
Wait so you mean to tell me the US Men’s soccer team, which has never been good in our lives, still isn’t good? Get right out of town.
— Big Seelz (@MBFLOfficial) October 11, 2017