A Terrible Night for U.S Soccer
By Tyler Englander 10/16/17
It’s being called the most embarrassing loss in history of U.S. soccer. For the first time since 1986, the U.S. men will not be part of the world cup. The United States traveled to Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday needing just a tie to qualify but things didn’t go as planned. They struggled losing 2-1 Trinidad-Tabago. The stunning loss combined with wins from Panama and Honduras eliminated the United States from next year’s World Cup in Russia.
The U.S. got off to a rough start on Tuesday night when in the 17th minute, centerback, Omar Gonzalez put the ball in his own net on an attempted clearance. Trinidad would double their lead twenty minutes later when Alvin Jones unleashed a shot from 30 yards out that found it’s way past 38 year old goalkeeper Tim Howard. Rising star Christian Pulisic got the Americans back in the game with a goal in the 47th minute but it wouldn’t be enough as the U.S failed to get an equalizer. Head coach Bruce Arena echoed the thoughts of soccer fans around the world saying “we failed today.”