After a shock 2-1 defeat in Trinidad and Tobago, the USA team has expressed disappointment at their inability to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.
On their twitter handle, they stated:”Devastated. But we are forever grateful to our supporters. We will persevere.”
Meanwhile according to reports by Reuters, the impact of the U.S.’s absence will be felt at broadcasters Fox, who take over coverage of the World Cup from ESPN starting with the 2018 tournament and a host of sponsors, such as Nike, who had been hoping for plenty of World Cup exposure.
It could be recalled that back in 1989, the US defeated Trinidad with a single goal for their last qualifier for the 1990 World Cup.
However,in their quest to qualify for the 2018 World Cup they got a 2-1 defeat in Trinidad and Tobago thus ending their run of seven successive finals appearances.