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r the first time in more than 30 years, the United States is not going to the World Cup finals after a humiliating 2 to 1 defeat in Trinidad and Tobago. In the 17th minute defender Omar Gonzalez, scoring a goal on his own team. After trying to clear the ball which went over the head of goalie Tim Howard, and into the net.
Post game, Gonzalez saying quote, it's one that will haunt me forever. US coach, Bruce Arena who was hired to rebuild the US program just last year telling reporters quote, it's a blemish for us. We should not be staying home for this World Cup and I take the responsibility for that.
The Americans needed only one win over the bottom team in the final qualifying group to attend the World Cup in Russia. Instead, Panama making it to the World Cup finals for the first time with their 2 to 1 victory over Costa Rica.