Sport Twitter reacts to USMNT failing to qualify for World Cup

06:47  11 october  2017
06:47  11 october  2017 Source:   Sportsnaut

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  Three reasons why the USMNT will still qualify for Russia Despite the current position, the team’s chances are favorable.Now, in a circumstance not even Ian Darke could have predicted, the USMNT is on the brink of missing their first World Cup since 1986. The team currently sits in 4th place in the Hexagonal standings, one point behind 3rd place Panama, with two games to play. ESPN’s Soccer Power Index only gives the team a 69 percent chance of clinching one of the top three spots.

twitter . The USMNT failed to qualify for the World Cup with a 2-1 loss to Trinidad and Tobago on the final day of qualifying .

Next week the USMNT host Panama (Oct. 6) and then head to Trinidad & Tobago (Oct. 10) in two crucial 2018 World Cup qualifiers which they dare not lose as their four-year cycle comes down to two games. Fail to qualify and all hell will break loose.

USA head coach Bruce Arena and the men's national team failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.© Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports USA head coach Bruce Arena and the men's national team failed to qualify for the 2018 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.

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That was the absolute worst case scenario.

Fans reacted immediately to the disappointment. Here’s a look at Twitter reactions to the USMNT failure.

Former FIFA VP called the USMNT’s World Cup failure ‘the happiest day of my life’ .
"I wanted to party."The former CONCACAF president was arrested on corruption charges in 2015 when the U.S. Department of Justice charged 16 FIFA officials as a result of an investigation into the corruption throughout international soccer. Warner, who is from Trinidad and Tobago, spent a night in jail and still faces charges. He famously cited an Onion article in his defense against the United States.

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