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    I am still not over this. I stayed away as my anger and disappointment was the highest it has been for any sport in more than half a decade. I like the description abject failure. Pathetic. Ridiculous.

    The US was scrapping by because CONCACAF is that forgiving/weak but it came to bite the USMNT hard. They were terrible this qualifying cycle. No two ways about it. 3 wins in a full Hex cycle? I never thought I would see that day again...
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    At least the U-17 team had a nice showing against Paraguay. Hopefully they play well against England on Saturday in the Workd Cup quarterfinal.
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    The U17 team fell 4-1 to England.
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    The US has some good company when it comes to missing next year's World Cup. Italy lost its playoff to Sweden 1-0 in aggregate meaning no Azzuri in Russia. Doesn't make me feel better about the US, but as they say misery loves company.
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    A Soccer World Cup NIT tournament? With some big names out of the World Cup like the US, Italy, Netherlands, Ghana, Chile, and China, among others, the US is researching the possibility of a World Cup NIT, for lack of a better term. If it's held on the other side of the globe as the actual World Cup, game times wouldn't overlap. And it would be good experience for younger players to play in "meaningful" games next summer. Interesting idea, but not sure if FIFA will go for it.

    Speaking of younger player experience, the US actually looked solid against Portugal's B team. They didn't look intimidated, looked dangerous on several occasions, and earned the 1-1 draw in a game where the US had the better chances. And this was without Pulisic. Too bad the young guys won't get the chance to fight for WC roster spots, but the future of US soccer looks a lot better than the present.

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