Friday, December 15, 2017

Devastated*

...biggest embarrassment in US sports history

THE T&T STARTING XI IN COUVA ON TUESDAY: Back row, from left: Levi Garcia, Kevan George, Tristan Hodge, Adrian Foncette, Nathan Lewis, Daneil Cyrus. Front row, from left: Leston Paul, Curtis Gonzales, Alvin Jones, Khaleem Hyland (capt.), Shahdon Winchester. —Photo: AFP


RESPONSES in the United States ranged from condemnation to disgust following their team’s elimination from the 2018 World Cup following Tuesday night’s 2-1 defeat to hosts Trinidad and Tobago at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva. US Soccer tweeted: “Devastated. But we are forever grateful to our supporters. We will persevere.” T&T, who had lost their last six matches in the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying (final stage) Hex, exacted revenge for the 1989 elimination at the hands of the USA, doing so in stunning fashion. 

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