World Cup failure prompts calls for U.S. soccer 'revolution'

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

It will be the first World Cup the United States will not participate in since 1986. The hot, snarky and hysterical takes on Twitter quickly came in, including from our own C.J. Nitkowski, who fooled a bunch of gullible people on Twitter when he joked that it was unfair that the US had to play against two teams.

"The most surreal and embarrassing night in United States soccer history". We will continue to invest in all aspects of the sport, from player development, to creating world-class stadiums and training facilities and to having clubs that are committed to their communities. To make any kind of insane changes I think would be foolish.

"Unacceptable", tweeted former Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala, a U.S. Soccer Federation board member.

"If this failure does not wake up everyone from U.S Soccer to Major League Soccer to 'pay to play" [youth soccer], to broadcasters, everything, then we are all insane, ' said Twellman.

One petition to fire Arena has already been started. The Tim Howard/Clint Dempsey/Michael Bradley era is over, and pretty much any player older than 26 will be past his prime when the World Cup in Qatar kicks off in November 2022. We have players playing overseas of some quality. But that won't change the fact that the USA won't be in Russian Federation next summer.

"You don't have wholesale changes based on the ball being 2 inches wide or 2 inches in", he said.

Taylor Twellman scores the second goal against Panama during their world cup qualifying match on October of 2005.



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