Wednesday’s soccer news starts with the responses to the USMNT missing out on the 2018 World Cup. The USMNT lost their final game in the Hexagonal 2-1 at Trinidad & Tobago, giving Panama and Honduras the gap in the table that both needed to advance. Panama advanced directly with Honduras now playing Australia over two legs to see if a fourth CONCACAF team can qualify for Russia 2018. But you knew that already.
SI.com’s Grant Wahl on the final night of the Hexagonal. The NY Times’ Andrew Das on the loss at Trinidad & Tobago. The Washington Post’s Steven Goff on a World Cup without the USMNT. ESPN FC’s Jeff Carlisle’s take on what happened in Couva. Match report from AP’s Ronald Blum. Soccer America’s Ridge Mahoney questions the choice to use the same starting lineup. The LA Times’ Kevin Baxter has words from Omar Gonzalez and Jozy Altidore. Goal.com’s Ives Galarcep on where the USMNT program goes from here.
We must learn from this and move forward to ensure a brighter future for soccer in the US. Thanks to the fans for always believing 🇺🇸⚽️
— Landon Donovan (@landondonovan) October 11, 2017
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