Twitter reacts to USMNT failing to qualify for World Cup
The US Men’s National Team on Tuesday lost 2-1 to Trinidad and Tobago to finish fifth in their CONCACAF Hex, ensuring they would miss qualifying for the 2018 World Cup. This is the first time since 1986 that the US will not qualify for the World Cup.
The result was nothing short of a stunner, as many thought that the US would end up qualifying either by a win over Trinidad and Tobago, or by a draw and goal differential. Yet everything went wrong as the team lost while Honduras and Panama won, dropping them to fifth in the standings.
That was the absolute worst case scenario.
How USA will qualify for the 2018 World Cup. #RoadToRussia https://t.co/Apm9D6RacU pic.twitter.com/x8ABWWM9VV
— Ben Jata (@Ben_Jata) October 8, 2017
Fans reacted immediately to the disappointment. Here’s a look at Twitter reactions to the USMNT failure.
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
American soccer just regressed 30 years in 90 minutes …
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) October 11, 2017
Here's my key #USMNT take: pic.twitter.com/RweX69P3OI
— Luke Thomas (@lthomasnews) October 11, 2017
When does the World Cup NIT start
— Master Tesfatsion (@MasterTes) October 11, 2017
Well now the Women"s World Cup team will make more than the men's. #USMNT
— B. Miller (@BlaiseInKC) October 11, 2017
This USMNT loss cost me at least one great day drinking session and my heart is broken
— Clemzingis (@TheClemReport) October 11, 2017
This is also a terrible blow to my second-favorite sport, day-break drinking.
— your 401k savings (@sarah_sprague) October 11, 2017
just got eliminated from the world cup by a country with a population the size of milwaukee
— layup shrill (@theshrillest) October 11, 2017
Pulisic's agent checking to see if he can work a transfer to another country
— Brandon McCarthy (@BMcCarthy32) October 11, 2017
Bruce Arena's forthcoming book is going to be entitled "What Happened"
— Men in Blazers (@MenInBlazers) October 11, 2017
Can we fire Klinsmann again?
— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) October 11, 2017
Time for the USMNT to hire a strength coach that’ll have them flipping tires and stuff. That always works with college football.
— Mark Ennis (@MarkEnnis) October 11, 2017
This is incredible. We could’ve asked the Golden State Warriors to qualify our country for the World Cup and they probably could’ve done it. https://t.co/yuQDkfDai7
— Gary Parrish (@GaryParrishCBS) October 11, 2017