No individual player feels worse than Chris Wondolowski in the wake of Team USA’s heartbreaking loss to Belgium on Tuesday. Wondo had a golden opportunity to score what would have been a game-winning goal in the 92nd minute, but the ball went off the side of his foot.
After the game, Wondolowski apologized on Twitter.
I'm gutted to have let down everyone but especially my teammates. It's been an incredible ride but I know this will make me stronger.
— Chris Wondolowski (@ChrisWondo) July 2, 2014
As with any team sport, the loss does not fall on one individual player. Should Wondo have put that ball in? Sure, but the US was also dominated throughout the entire game and could have lost 5-0 if not for Tim Howard’s incredible performance in net. Wondo’s miscue was hardly all that went wrong for the US.