Published: Thu, October 12, 2017
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

World Cup failure prompts calls for United States soccer 'revolution'

World Cup failure prompts calls for United States soccer 'revolution'

And while this is a missed opportunity for soccer in the United States, we remain incredibly bullish on the future of the sport.

"If this failure does not wake up everyone from United States soccer to Major League Soccer from Pay-to-Play to broadcasters to everything, then we're all insane", Twellman said. We should have been having real criticism. The Americans won't even play a competitive match for almost two years, until the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup. "With the amount of money that is in Major League Soccer and is in this sport, you can't get a draw, a tie, against Trinidad?" "Sometimes qualifying is more hard than the actual World Cup". The U.S. failed to qualify for the 2012 and 2016 men's Olympic soccer tournaments, a generational talent gap evident when a creaky defense repeatedly broke down during qualifying.

"This has been coming for a while".


USMNT head coach Bruce Arena won 71 games as National Team head coach from 1998 to 2006 and drove the U.S. to a World Cup quarterfinal in 2002. But that won't change the fact that the USA won't be in Russian Federation next summer. An interim coach is a possibility.

'Certainly, I think if our league [the MLS] continues to grow it benefits the national team program, ' Arena told reporters Tuesday.

"It's hard to see [USMNT] go down like that, but we stand behind them and we're proud of what they're doing, just like the women's team", said UC women's soccer midfielder Katy Couperus. Nothing has to change.

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