USA will not be going to the World Cup in Russia
What. A. Disaster!
The USA will not be going to the World Cup in Russia after a disastrous final night of CONCOCAF World Cup qualifying.
Even when Jurgen Klinsmann was botching World Cup qualification earlier on in the campaign, it always felt like USA would still make it.
On Tuesday evening, the USA has conspired to fail to make it to Russia, despite everything going in their favour.
Trinidad & Tobago 2 – USA 1
A match against Trinidad & Tobago, who were already out of World Cup qualification should have been winnable. Or even drawable.
It wasn’t. Bruce Arena’s side went down to a 2-1 loss despite a fine Christian Pulisic goal.
Panama’s 2-1 win over Costa Rica – aided by a goal that didn’t even cross the line – means America won’t be going to Russia.
Honduras will now play Australia in a play-off to reach the World Cup.
To say the internet is loving it would be an understatement.
The best Tweets on America failing to reach the World Cup
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
Holy crap. USA have done the impossible. They've failed to qualify from CONCACAF and won't be in Russia. Trump will be devastated.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) October 11, 2017
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) October 11, 2017
Mexico got lucky four years ago. No such fortune for USA this time, but only themselves to blame. Hexagonal set up for those two to advance.
— Ben Hayward (@bghayward) October 11, 2017
Juergen Klinsman is cackling and rolling a blunt? We're not playing in the World Cup. Damn.
— Jason Whitlock (@WhitlockJason) October 11, 2017
#USMNT has missed the World Cup for the first time since 1986.
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 11, 2017
‘Vlad? It’s Donald. Can you talk?’
— Steve Brenner (@SBrennerNews) October 11, 2017
You give players an excuse not to win (see hullabaloo over the training pitch) 9 times out of 10 they’ll take it. #USMNT
— Shaka Hislop (@ShakaHislop) October 11, 2017
I believe that…
I believe that we will be watching the World Cup from the sofa… pic.twitter.com/ByqEUD5Yia
— Neil Sherwin (@neilsherwin) October 11, 2017
Summer coverage plans? pic.twitter.com/WVW8p8GytO
— Howler Magazine (@whatahowler) October 11, 2017