There’s little optimism to be felt this morning. A perfect storm of events—wins by Honduras and Panama, coupled with a United States loss to Trinidad and Tobago—resulted in a scenario we never thought would happen: the United States failing to book a ticket to Russia.
At this point, it’s difficult to imagine a World Cup without the Yanks, as it should be. A U.S. side that dominated Panama and Honduras in World Cup Qualifying will now watch at least one of those nations compete on the biggest stage in sports.
And now, there’s nothing Christian Pulisic can do to save the U.S. Men’s National Team.
The U.S. Soccer Federation will need time to process this blunder. Once that processing has taken place, what’s next? What changes need to happen for the U.S. to safely qualify for the 2022 World Cup?
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