Sport 'A bunch of soft, tattooed millionaires' - Alexi Lalas calls out USMNT in epic rant

16:05  11 september  2017
16:05  11 september  2017 Source:   Sporting News

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  'A bunch of soft, tattooed millionaires' - Alexi Lalas calls out USMNT in epic rant © Mark J. Rebilas Former U.S. national team defender and current TV pundit Alexi Lalas went nuclear on the U.S. men's national team in a memorable rant on Sunday evening.

Speaking at half-time of the LA Galaxy-Seattle Sounders match on Fox Sports 1, Lalas unloaded on Bruce Arena's side, calling out a number of players by name.

Addressing the "supposed leaders" of the team, he told Tim Howard to stop playing in the past, Michael Bradley to get out of his "zen" mentality and "play better".

Geoff Cameron, Jozy Altidore and Arena himself were also singled out during Lalas' tirade, with a passing mention of Christian Pulisic, identified only as "Wonderboy".

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Even national icon Clint Dempsey could not escape his wrath.

"What are you guys going to do?" he continued. "Are you going to continue to be a bunch of soft, under-performing, tattooed millionaires?

"You are a soccer generation that has been given everything, you are a soccer generation on the verge of squandering everything."

The U.S. fell at home to Costa Rica on September 1 in a World Cup qualifier, before scraping out a 1-1 draw at Honduras four days later.

The results leave the U.S. in fourth place heading into CONCACAF's final two qualifiers next month, a position that would only be good enough for a playoff spot against either Syria or Australia.

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