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Content: After one of the most devastating nights in the history of American soccer, the US will not be going to Russia next summer after a shock 2-1 defeat to lowly Trinidad & Tobago saw them finish fifth in Concacaf World Cup qualifying.  It was going to take an unlikely combination of results for the US to miss out on the World Cup finals for the first time since 1986, and that is exactly what happened, though the Americans only have themselves to blame for squandering a strong position with this catastrophic performance. ��We didn��t qualify for the World Cup,�� Arena said after the game. ��That was my job. To get the team qualified for the World Cup. This game in my view was perfectly positioned for the US team and we failed on the day. We have no excuses. We failed today. We should have walked off this field with at least a point.�� When the Americans went behind to the Hexagonal group��s bottom team and were unable to find an equaliser, they needed help from others. That made for a bitter twist: where four years ago Mexico were grateful to their arch-rivals for a result that saved them from disaster, here the US were hoping for a favour from Mexico. They did not get  http://www.officialsbuccaneersprostore.com/Brent_Grimes_Jersey_Cheap it, as Mexico lost 3-2 to Honduras, while a late goal from Panama to beat Costa Rica 2-1 pushed the US out of fourth place, which would have sent them into a two-legged playoff with Australia next month (replays later showed that Panama��s first goal didn��t appear to cross the line). So, for the want of an equaliser against T&T, there will be no eighth successive World Cup finals appearance for the US, dealing a significant  Dennis Smith Womens Jersey  setback to the sport��s progress  http://www.officialbillsnflauthentics.com/bills+charles+clay+jersey in the country. The failure is surely the end for head coach Bruce Arena and some of the senior players. This was a dismal end to an uneven qualifying campaign that began last November with defeats by Mexico and Costa Rica which prompted the termination of Jurgen Klinsmann��s five-year tenure as head coach and the appointment of Arena. If that decision seemed understandable and logical at the time, it is now certain to be second-guessed. The future of Sunil Gulati, the president of the United States Soccer Federation, must also be in serious doubt. Had the US reached Russia by finishing third in a six-team group with only three wins and 12 points from 10 games it would have been an indication of how forgiving the qualifying format is rather than indicating anything positive about a team that was, in truth, largely being kept in contention by the brilliance of the attacking tyro, Christian Pulisic. What a shame that he will be absent next summer. Mexico and Costa Rica had already qualified �C Mexico as group winners �C while Panama take the third automatic spot courtesy of their 87th-minute winner. In the playoff for the right  Ezekiel Elliott Womens Jersey  to join them in Russia, Honduras will face Australia, whose coach, Ange Postecoglou, will reportedly step down after the playoff games. Arena will surely depart, too, given this sorrowful outcome to his second spell in charge. He picked the same XI that beat Panama 4-0 last Friday, dispelling speculation that he would omit Pulisic, who has graduated during this campaign from promising to indispensable but came off in Orlando with a calf injury. http://www.politishun.com/blogs/post/46869 http://nailissima.com/forum/presentations/authentic-charley-taylor-womens-jersey/#p33215 http://webhiveteam.com/demo4_chameleon/blogs/2465/31761/authentic-alshon-jeffery-youth-j   http://www.t-love.org/forum/topic.php?topic_id=39976