Taylor Twellman Is Really Angry USA Missed The 2018 World Cup

World Cup failure from top down will haunt U.S. Soccer for years

World Cup failure from top down will haunt U.S. Soccer for years

On Wednesday, Major League Soccer released a statement following the U.S. National Team's failure to reach the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

After the match, veteran soccer writer Grant Wahl summed up the enormity of the disaster best.

In advancing to the round of 16 in three of the past four World Cup tournaments, the US had found itself targeting a deeper run in soccer's showpiece event - leaving Twellman dumbfounded by Tuesday's developments.

Wearing what appeared to be the exact same suit as he wore when ranting with Max Bretos on ESPN on Tuesday night when he called the US performance an utter embarrassment, Twellman joined the a.m. SportsCenter to continue what he began the night before.

Following the loss, ESPN soccer analyst Taylor Twellman went on an epic rant blasting U.S. soccer as a whole. Or rather, association football ("soccer" as opposed to American football) has never been really popular in the US.

"The discussion after Brazil [2014] was, 'Can we beat the Colombias and the Belgiums and the Argentinas of the world", Twellman said. We can't beat Trinidad on a field that's too wet and too heavy?

"As a whole, U.S. Soccer is not prepared", Twellman said on ESPN News. "What are we doing?" For fans of the team back home, it was an unbelievable loss and a big setback to interest in soccer within the country. "They have not done a good enough job of getting this group ready to play".

"This is an utter embarrassment", Twellman said. "You don't deserve to go to the World Cup, plain and simple".

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