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USA eliminated from World Cup contention

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The United States men’s soccer team missed out on the World Cup. It’s the first-time in three-decades, in fact, 1986, since the team did not qualify for one of the biggest soccer tournaments in the world.

The USA were eliminated after a 2-1 to Trinidad and Tobago in Port of Spain on Tuesday night. The loss knocked them out of the World Cup once Panama and Honduras won their matches.

Tim Howard (Getty Images)

Tim Howard (Getty Images)

USA had made it to seven straight World Cups before it was snapped with the loss. The streak, starting in 1989, began in Trinidad and Tobago.

USA were down 2-0 after two first-half goals. An own goal by the United States gave Trinidad and Tobago the lead, then a strike from Alvin Jones over the head of USA goaltender Tim Howard gave them the 2-0 lead.

Trinidad and Tobago had just three points entering into the game. Now, they’ll be the last-place team in the final round of the CONCACAF regardless of how the USA finishes.

Christian Pulisic had the USA’s lone goal, as he scored just two minutes into the second half.

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